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Orders 'fall' for engineering firms

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:31
Scottish engineering firms have reported a drop in orders and output for the second quarter in a row.

Reggie Kray's letters go on sale

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:31
A collection of 215 letters by Reggie Kray, one of the UK's most notorious gangsters, goes under the hammer in Glasgow.

Organ donor 'opt-out' bill published

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:30
Plans to introduce a "soft opt-out" system for organ donation in Scotland are to be published at Holyrood.

Sturgeon warns of EU exit 'backlash'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:30
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns of a "strong backlash" if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum.

The hotel concierge goes hi-tech

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:21
Would you stay in a hotel run by robots?

Starved Daniel's GP 'lacked urgency'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:19
A doctor should have been "more proactive" after concerns were raised about a four-year-old boy a month before he was killed, a disciplinary panel hears.

Will the ECB play its ace over Greece?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:18
The European Central Bank has the ace of trumps when it comes to dealing with Greece's financial crisis. So would they play it?

UN condemns aid chief's expulsion

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:05
The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.

Cigarette makers fined billions

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:04
A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay 15.5bn Canadian dollars (£8bn, $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.

Do we know what 'whistle-stop' means?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:01
Where does the term 'whistle-stop' come from?

The myth that America doesn't like football

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
Why it's absurd to think that America hasn't fallen in love with the beautiful game.

Listening to the language of apes

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
Why humans are fascinated by the language of apes

Drips, leaks and blocked drains in chic Paris

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
The Paris apartments in need of a good plumber

Virgin-born sawfish found in Florida

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:56
Seven sawfish in a Florida estuary become the first virgin-born vertebrates ever found in the wild.

NHS told to 'deliver', and Cowell 'conned'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:42
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the NHS "enough cash, now deliver", David Cameron faces a cabinet split over child benefit, and Britain's Got Talent's "conned" by a canine stunt double.

What It's Like To Choose Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:36

There are many different ways to be transgender. For some people that includes sex reassignment surgery. A young filmmaker follows two people who made that choice through their year of transition.

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Chinese ship sinks with 400 on board

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:27
A ship carrying more than 400 people sinks in the Yangtze River in southern China, according state media reports.

Russian planes fly near US warship

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:23
Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said.

Newcastle duo released in same call

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:08
Ryan Taylor is released by Newcastle and then asked to pass the phone to Jonas Gutierrez so he can receive the same news.

Takata to address fatal airbag fault

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:59
The Japanese car parts maker, Takata, looks to replace a chemical used in its airbags, as it tries to fix a fault that led to six deaths and multiple injuries.

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