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Rail upgrades get £17m EU funding

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 04:05
EU funding of 24m euros (£17m) has been secured for two railway upgrades in Northern Ireland, including the Londonderry-Coleraine line.

Honduras corruption probe widens

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 04:00
A court in Honduras orders the arrest of a senior lawmaker amid a widening probe into embezzlement in the country's health system.

VIDEO: 'No wonder they call him Dodgy Dave'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:54
Dennis Skinner and David Cameron clash at PMQs over miners' pensions with the Speaker having to intervene.

VIDEO: PA blunder interrupts Broady match

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:54
Britain's Liam Broady sees the funny side as the secretary is called to the conservatory kitchen by the PA announcer on Court 3

Liverpool sign Clyne in £12.5m deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:48
Liverpool sign England right-back Nathaniel Clyne from Premier League rivals Southampton in a £12.5m deal.

Ex-NoW deputy cleared over hacking

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:46
The former deputy editor of the News of the World, Neil Wallis, is cleared of conspiracy to hack voicemails.

UK outlook 'worsens' on Greece crisis

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:44
The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.

Reward raised over potato saboteurs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:38
Canadian potato farmers increase their reward for tips on an unknown saboteur who has been pushing needles into their crop to $400,000.

Oranges bug 'hacks insect behaviour'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:37
A deadly disease of citrus plants spreads by manipulating its insect host, research suggests.

Man arrested on suspicion of slavery

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:33
A 62-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of slavery, servitude and forced labour offences, Gwent Police says.

African 'to reach Grand Tour podium'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:33
The boss of the first African team to ride the Tour de France says an African rider will be on a Grand Tour podium in five years.

Health firm reacts to Facebook row

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:23
The health insurer Vitality promises to be "clearer" about the fact an app it promotes is owned by Facebook, following complaints by privacy groups.

Mozambique scraps anti-gay law

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:19
Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality in its new penal code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal.

Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:17

Julie Hamp was arrested June 18 for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws. She has not been charged.

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Migrant crisis: EU aid for Hungary

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:08
The European Commission is to send financial aid and experts to Hungary to help tackle an influx of migrants arriving via Serbia.

PODCAST: The strong dollar

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-07-01 03:00

With emergency funding drying up, the Greek government sends a letter to creditors saying it might accept terms of a bailout. More on that. We'll also talk to Allan Sloan of the Washington Post about how the strong dollar is ironically helping U.S. businesses.

Caitlyn Jenner on women's power list

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 02:52
Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner makes this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, Sia, Anna Wintour and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Apple farm boss jailed over deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 02:50
A fruit farm manager is jailed for the manslaughter of two of his workers who died after being sent into a nitrogen-filled storage tank while holding their breath.

Queen Victoria's 'big pants' for sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 02:47
A pair of Queen Victoria's cotton pants with a 45in (114cm) waistband are to be sold at auction in Wiltshire.

Greek PM 'offers fresh compromise'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 02:45
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has offered new concessions to the country's creditors, according to media reports.

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