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Beckham critical of 'despicable' Fifa

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 12:20
David Beckham labels revelations about Fifa as "despicable, unacceptable and awful" and calls for change.

Ex-Fifa man Blazer details bribes

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 12:07
Details are released in the US of former top Fifa official Chuck Blazer's admission of bribe-taking, racketeering and money laundering.

Obama Says China Could Join Already Huge Asia Trade Deal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 11:56

If you thought the Trans-Pacific Partnership was big already — and it is. It could get even bigger, President Obama told Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace" from American Public Media.

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Senate Panel Says Obama Administration Lacks Watchdogs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 11:50

Seven of the 33 inspector general posts in the Obama administration are being filled by temporary appointees, according to the panel. Permanent IGs have been nominated for just three of the vacancies.

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Drinking Too Much? One-Third Of Americans Say Yes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 11:47

Lots of people say they're having trouble with alcohol. Native Americans and young, college-educated white men are most apt to be at risk. And most people don't get any help cutting back.

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Nestlé India In Hot Water Over Reports Of Excess Lead In Noodle Soup

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 11:44

Sales of the popular instant soup, sold under the brand Maggi, have plunged since the food safety dispute erupted in India.

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Fed says economy returned to growth

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 11:37
The US Federal Reserve says the economy expanded between April and May in its latest assessment of the economy, rebounding from a contraction in the first quarter.

Scots 'frozen out of wind debate'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 11:13
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing complains to his UK counterpart that Scotland is being frozen out of key decisions on green energy.

Corbyn in surprise Labour leader bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:59
Veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn, an MP for Islington North since 1983, is to join the race to become the next Labour leader.

US anthrax scare widens to 51 labs

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:47
More than 50 labs in 17 US states and three foreign countries have been posted samples of live anthrax, the Pentagon says.

VIDEO: Alton Towers crash victims named

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:44
Two of the most seriously injured victims of Tuesday's rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers have been named.

Ali Smith wins Baileys book prize

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:37
Ali Smith wins the £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her time-shifting novel How to be Both.

Ex-council leader's fly-tipping fine

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:29
The former leader of Swansea council is found guilty of fly-tipping.

VIDEO: Top athletics coach faces doping claims

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:24
One of the world's best known athletics coaches is at the centre of doping allegations following a BBC investigation.

Chimps Are No Chumps: Give Them An Oven, They'll Learn To Cook

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:14

That's what researchers found when they gave chimps a device that appeared to work like an oven. The findings add to the argument that our ancestors began cooking soon after learning to control fire.

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Murray sees off Ferrer to make semis

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 09:56
Andy Murray beats David Ferrer for the first time on clay to set up a French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

Avian Flu Outbreak Has U.S. Bakers Begging For Europe's Eggs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 09:50

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it will allow pasteurized egg imports from the Netherlands to alleviate dwindling supplies and higher prices from the ongoing outbreak on U.S. poultry farms.

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Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 09:00
The BBC's Mark Daly investigates allegations against one of the world's top athletics coaches.

Wells 'took drugs before medal win'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 09:00
A BBC investigation uncovers claims of drug taking by British 100m Olympic gold medallist Allan Wells.

Athletics coach faces doping claims

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 09:00
One of the world's best known athletics coaches is at the centre of doping allegations, according to a BBC investigation.