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Offer to meet Tawel Fan families

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:27
The families of patients who suffered "institutional abuse" at a mental health ward in Denbighshire will have a chance to meet the health minister.

51 firefighters at recycling blaze

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:21
Nearby buildings are being evacuated as firefighters tackle a large blaze at a Bridgend industrial estate.

'Female Viagra' nears US approval

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:20
A US government panel recommends approval for a drug treating low female libido, providing patients are warned of possible strong side effects.

Court backs France over right to die

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:18
European Court of Human Rights allows France to take paralysed man off life support in case which divided family.

More than 1,000 complain about BGT

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:13
Ofcom says it has received 1,043 complaints about the stunt double dog used in the talent show final

Shane Williams joins Collins tributes

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:11
Wales star Shane Williams joins tributes to ex-All Black and former Ospreys team-mate Jerry Collins, who has died in a car crash.

Disability benefit delay 'unlawful'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:10
A delay in paying welfare benefits to two disabled people was "unlawful" and "unacceptable", the High Court rules.

How the two-liter soda is a relic of change

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:07
$10

That's about how much Apple's new streaming music service will reportedly cost for unlimited music. The two-tiered service is likely to be announced next week. We took a closer look at what Apple might have to offer in comparison to other options in an already overly crowded music streaming market.

$488 million

That's how much the Red Cross raised for aid in Haiti following a devastating earthquake in 2010, more than any other aid organization. The Red Cross pledged to build hundreds of homes and says it's helped millions of Hatians with that money, but NPR and ProPublica's continuing investigation found that most of these claims were murky and unsubstantiated. In fact, some communities have reportedly received little or none of the promised aid.

17 percent

Summer is upon us, which means many teenagers will be looking for jobs. The good news is that teen unemployment is down to around 17 percent;  in 2009, it had soared to 27.2 percent. But experts point to other economic challenges getting in the way of young Americans and that summer gig.

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That's how many countries don't use the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and the U.S. There have been some changes here, but they haven't moved past the beverage aisle. The hope was that recognizable, accessible measurements like a two-liter soda would ease the transition, but somewhere along the line things stalled.

18-6

That's the vote by the Food and Drug Administration approving flibanserin. Think of it as "Viagra for women." As the New York Times reports, the vote followed an intense lobbying campaign that accused the FDA of gender bias when considering drugs that treat sexual performance.

How the 2-liter soda is a relic of change

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:07

$10

That's about how much Apple's new streaming music service will reportedly cost for unlimited music. The two-tiered service is likely to be announced next week. We took a closer look at what Apple might have to offer in comparison to other options in an already overly crowded music streaming market.

$488 million

That's how much the Red Cross raised for aid in Haiti following a devastating earthquake in 2010, more than any other aid organization. The Red Cross pledged to build hundreds of homes and says it's helped millions of Hatians with that money, but NPR and ProPublica's continuing investigation found that most of these claims were murky and unsubstantiated. In fact, some communities have reportedly received little or none of the promised aid.

17 percent

Summer is upon us, which means many teenagers will be looking for jobs. The good news is that teen unemployment is down to around 17 percent;  in 2009, it had soared to 27.2 percent. But experts point to other economic challenges getting in the way of young Americans and that summer gig.

3

That's how many countries don't use the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and the U.S. There have been some changes here, but they haven't moved past the beverage aisle. The hope was that recognizable, accessible measurements like a two-liter soda would ease the transition, but somewhere along the line things stalled.

18-6

That's the vote by the Food and Drug Administration approving flibanserin. Think of it as "Viagra for women." As the New York Times reports, the vote followed an intense lobbying campaign that accused the FDA of gender bias when considering drugs that treat sexual performance.

12 lambs drown fleeing dog attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:04
A dog attack in Denbighshire which left three sheep and 21 lambs dead is described as "horrific" by police.

Galway: Paisley Sr 'not a man of God'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 01:04
Celebrated flautist Sir James Galway launches an attack on former DUP leader Ian Paisley Sr, saying he was indirectly "responsible" for killings in Northern Ireland.

Turkey's least predictable election for over a decade

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 00:39
In this polarised country, supporters and opponents of the government await the outcome of the general election, says Selin Girit.

When Big Data becomes Big Brother

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 00:11
Security software tycoon John McAfee explains his worries about internet surveillance.

Star Trek's Lt Uhura suffers stroke

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 00:04
Nichelle Nichols, 82, is reported to be "in good spirits" following a mild stroke at her home in Los Angeles.

Letter 'shows path of SA Fifa cash'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 00:01
A new leaked letter appears to show South African authorities seeking an indirect route for the transfer to Fifa of $10m US prosecutors say was a bribe.

Tweddle on puberty and sport

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 00:01
BBC Sport gymnastics expert Beth Tweddle on the support she received during puberty as a teenage prodigy.

How serious is missed IMF payment?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:56
Greece's failure to make its IMF payment today may not have hit markets for six, but it is a very serious event, moving the country perilously close to default.

Alton Towers closed for third day

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:56
Alton Towers is closed for a third full day as investigators assess the cause of a rollercoaster crash in which 16 people were injured.

Immigrants found locked in container

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:55
Sixty-eight immigrants are found locked in a container at a port in Essex, an ambulance service says.

Former Baltimore Mayor: City Must Confront The 'Rot Beneath The Glitter'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 23:44

With Baltimore struggling with a surge in violence and the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, former mayor Kurt Schmoke says that the roots of the city's problems run deep.

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