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U-turn over hospital maternity plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:51
Plans to contest a judicial review into downgrading maternity services at a north Wales hospital are dropped in a U-turn by the health board.

Feuding ukulele bands in court

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:50
A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.

Sesame Street's Maria to retire

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:49
Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on the US children's programme Sesame Street for more than four decades, is retiring.

VIDEO: Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:32
Watch Roger Federer's outrageous 'hot dog' lob in his second-round match against Sam Querrey on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

Trio jailed for wheelie bin attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:25
Two men are sentenced to three-and-a-half years for imprisoning a man who was found naked, bruised and battered in a taped-up wheelie bin in Ballymena.

In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:17

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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'I use Senna's aggressive style'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 07:01
Lewis Hamilton on racing at home, his dream team-mate, favourite grand prix and being close friends with the Kardashians.

Ward into round three for first time

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:55
British number four James Ward beats Jiri Vesely to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in his career.

Nigeria militants 'kill 40 civilians'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:43
At least 40 people have been killed by Islamist militants in the north-east Nigerian town of Monguno, residents there tell the BBC.

BBC Wales cuts impact 'inevitable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:35
The director of BBC Wales warns that plans to cut 1,000 jobs across the corporation will "inevitably impact" its operation in Wales.

Your Colonoscopy Is Covered, But The Prep Kit May Not Be

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:27

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:22

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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Can powers meet the 'real' deadline on Iran's nuclear programme?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:18
As US and Iranian talks resume in Vienna, negotiators must overcome a history of mistrust to strike a historic deal, writes Lyse Doucet

U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:18

Swiss prosecutors said the requests were delivered Wednesday evening. The FIFA officials were arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

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Brazil's U-turn on criminal age vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:14
In a U-turn from a previous vote, the lower house of Brazil's Congress approves a bill which could allow 16- to 18-year-olds to be tried as adults.

Trump hotels examine card breach claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:07
The businessman's hotel chain is investigating reports that it was the object of a long-running credit card security breach.

Rise in teacher vacancies in England

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:05
Nearly one in 10 full-time teaching posts was either vacant or filled temporarily in 2014, Department for Education figures show.

Pluto shows its spots to Nasa probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:03
The New Horizons mission to Pluto releases new colour views of the dwarf planet, revealing some intriguing dark spots.

BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:01

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Man guilty of killing brother-in-law

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:57
A man who beat his brother-in-law to death with a mallet and an axe and then hid the body under a pile of manure is convicted of murder.

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