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More Labour women only shortlists

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:51
Labour is to choose two more candidates for Wales for next May's general election using all-women shortlists, in addition to six candidates already selected that way.

India name Gambhir for England tour

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:45
India recall opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for this summer's five-Test tour of England, yet Zaheer Khan misses out.

Egyptians urged to vote on extra day

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:44
Egypt's presidential election enters a third day after the military-backed interim authorities extended voting in an effort to boost turnout.

Could Diet Soda Really Be Better Than Water For Weight Loss?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:41

A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.

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Sierra Leone Ebola patients removed

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:40
Six people suspected of having the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have been "aggressively" taken away from a clinic by their relatives, in defiance of medical staff, an official says.

Son Of Late Snake-Handling Pastor Is Bitten By Rattlesnake

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:37

Months after taking over for his father as the leader of a Pentecostal church, Cody Coots was bitten this week. His father, Jamie, died of a poisonous snake bite in February.

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Case against Coulson 'cavalier'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:33
Andy Coulson's defence tells the phone-hacking trial there are "gaps in the evidence" against the former News of the World editor.

Progress in EU reform talks - No 10

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:31
Downing Street says the UK's argument for major changes to the way the European Union works is "making progress".

Can Employers Dump Workers On Health Exchanges? Yes, For A Price

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:20

A recent IRS rule bars employers from offering workers tax-free subsidies to buy policies. But a company could still cancel its plan and leave workers to buy individual policies on the marketplaces.

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Saudi activists sentenced to death

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:07
Two Shia activists have been sentenced to death in a week in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking security forces in the country's east.

Mother criticises German death probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:02
The mother of a north London student whose body was found on a motorway in Germany criticises a new investigation launched in Germany.

Obituary: Maya Angelou

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:45
The life and work of the American writer and poet

Korean ferry owner's daughter is held

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:41
The daughter of fugitive Korean businessman Yoo Byung-eun - wanted in connection with April's ferry disaster - has been arrested, officials say.

PODCAST: Is it smart for employers to dump workers onto the ACA exchanges?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:41

If companies stop offering health insurance they must treat the stipends as taxable income…or else face fines of more than $30,000 a year per worker.

The Learning Curve story: How the digital revolution is transforming learning and the business of the classroom.

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:41

Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.

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VIDEO: Oakeshott resignation 'inevitable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:34
The former leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Menzies Campbell has said the resignation of Lord Oakeshott was "inevitable".

China holds Xinjiang mass sentencing

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:27
Fifty-five people are given sentences for terrorism, separatism and murder at a stadium in China's Xinjiang region.

VIDEO: Church to give debt advice

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:26
The Church of England is attempting to give people in debt an alternative to using pay-day lenders by promoting credit unions.

Toddlers critical in go-kart crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:25
Two toddler cousins are critically injured and five other people are injured when a go-kart taking part in a race event in East Sussex ploughed into the crowd.

Is Britain really becoming more racist?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:24
Is the UK really becoming more racist?
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