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Orange to pull out of Israel deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 08:47
The French telecom giant Orange says it will pull out of a deal with an Israeli partner, a day after comments by its boss drew criticism from Israel.

Hobbit first edition sold for £137K

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 08:37
A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, with an inscription in Elvish written by the author, sells at auction in London for £137,000.

Russia activist sudden illness fuels poison rumours

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 08:26
The sudden, severe illness of Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has raised suspicions that he may have been poisoned.

Newly Identified 'Hellboy' Dinosaur Sported Unique Horns, Scientists Say

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 08:16

The new species, a close relative of Triceratops that was discovered in Alberta, Canada, has large horns above the eyes and a crown-like frill.

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Retrial over US intern Levy's murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:57
A US judge grants the man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy a retrial, 14 years after her disappearance made headlines.

Terror charges over Kenya massacre

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:56
Five men are charged in a Kenyan court with 162 counts of terrorism following the deadly assault by militant Islamists on Garissa University College in April.

Pong and Doom enter game Hall of Fame

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:53
Six computer games, including Pong and Doom, have been inducted into the first Video Game Hall of Fame.

VIDEO: Centenary WI meeting opened by Queen

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:51
The Queen opens the centenary annual meeting of the Women's Institute (WI) in London.

UN warns of drastic aid cuts in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:46
The UN warns more than half of its critical aid operations could be halted or cut back due to funding shortfalls, leaving millions in need.

Windows 10 PC squeezed inside plug

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:28
Microsoft shows off unusual computers capable of running its forthcoming Windows 10 software, including a system contained in a plug.

Safarova beats Ivanovic to make final

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:16
Lucie Safarova fights back to beat Ana Ivanovic and become the first Czech woman to reach the French Open final in 34 years.

Indicted Former FIFA Official Warner Says He Won't Protect Secrets

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:11

Jack Warner cites "my knowledge of financial transactions at FIFA — including, but not limited to, its president, Mr. Sepp Blatter."

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Chinese Basketballers Of Yesteryear

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:03

In the early 20th century, Chinese athletes in America sometimes found social liberation on the basketball courts.

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Advisers To FDA Consider Controversial Drug To Boost Female Libido

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 07:01

Proponents claim the Food and Drug Administration is applying a double standard to its review of a drug some call the female Viagra. Critics say flibanserin hasn't been proved safe or effective.

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Operation begins to lift China ship

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:55
Chinese salvagers begin operation to right an upturned ship which capsized in the Yangtze River, killing hundreds of people.

Jobs threat under pit closure plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:38
Jobs could go under plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, according to a union.

More Prince Charles letters released

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:34
A second batch of private letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is published after a legal battle.

Scotland faces £177m spending cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:30
Scotland faces a £176.8m cut in public spending this year as a result of a savings plan announced by the UK Chancellor George Osborne.

Welfare budget 'to hit 25-year low'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:15
Government spending cuts will see unprotected parts of the social security budget fall to their lowest level for 25 years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.

Alton Towers admits 999 call delay

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:12
Emergency services were not called until 11 minutes after the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, it has emerged.