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Sex tape adds to GSK China scandal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 23:07
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirms the existence of a sex tape of its former head in China, the latest twist in its corruption scandal in the country.

Councils 'facing £5.8bn shortfall'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:55
Councils in England say they are facing a £5.8bn shortfall over the next two years, leaving their finances "on a knife edge".

'Debt problem from overpaid credits'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:40
The number of people in Wales with debt problems relating to overpaid tax credits rises sharply in three years, according to new figures.

Man drowns on holiday in Bulgaria

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:23
A man in his 20s from Northern Ireland has drowned on holiday in Bulgaria.

'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies At 67

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:19

Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom Designing Women and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer, his agent said.

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HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:15
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.

GM Crash Victim Payment Plan Won't Have A Limit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:13

Kenneth Feinberg, the country's most well-known compensation expert, is scheduled to reveal the terms Monday, and GM CEO Mary Barra has said there will be no cap on payments.

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Flexible working rights extended

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:12
Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.

Domestic abuse bill 'disappointment'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:10
Campaigners say they are concerned that new legislation to tackle domestic abuse does not focus enough on female victims of violence.

The Prince's pressure and a mixture of Dollies - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:15
The discreet political lobbying of Prince Charles on a number of issues is discussed in Monday's press, while Dolly Parton at Glastonbury clearly captivates the nation's picture editors.

VIDEO: Survey on aspirations of black children

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:14
A survey carried out for CBBC's Newsround suggests that one in five black children feel that their skin colour would negatively affect their job prospects more than any other ethnic group.

Business leaders in talks appeal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:13
Northern Ireland business leaders urge politicians to "once and for all" resolve the contentious issues of flags, parades and the past.

VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 20:51
The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.

VIDEO: Should Poroshenko extend ceasefire?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 20:43
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have said they will hold more talks on Monday to try to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

India collapse toll rises to 17

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:48
At least 17 people are now known to have died when building collapsed in southern Indian city of Chennai, media reports say.

Cuckoos' egg-laying tactics revealed

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:42
Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs while magpie mothers are still sitting on their nests, a study reveals.

VIDEO: Watch the best bits from Sunday at the World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:15
Get all the best of the action from Sunday at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in less than 10 minutes with Match of the Day's World Cup Catch-Up.

Do robots pose a threat to our jobs?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 18:38
Will workplace robots cost more jobs than they create?

Facebook attacked for emotion study

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 18:31
Facebook is criticised after it emerges it conducted a psychology experiment to test emotional reactions of nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge.

Pakistan 'charity' head condemns US

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 18:12
Hafiz Saeed, the head of a self-declared charity in Pakistan accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, dismisses new US sanctions.
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