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Mortar Attack Hits Election Rally In Syria, Killing 21

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:00

Activists say that after the attack, warplanes dropped leaflets with a message to rebels: "You have 10 hours to surrender: either leave your arms and return to the bosom of the nation, or go to hell."

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ESPN UK fined £120,000 by Ofcom

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:55
Sports TV channel ESPN is fined £120,000 by media regulator Ofcom for failing to provide enough audio description on its programmes.

Children left 'at risk of harm'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:53
"Widespread and serious" failures in Birmingham's Children's Services department are continuing to leave children at risk of harm, says Ofsted.

Thai Military Detains Ousted Prime Minister, Bans Negative Press

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:37

After meeting with leaders of the ousted government Friday, the army detained former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The junta has installed several rules aimed at keeping public order.

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Book News: NASA Has Free E-Book On Decoding Extraterrestrial Messages

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:37

Also: Amazon has removed the "Buy" buttons from a number of Hachette titles; Hassan Blasim's short story collection The Iraqi Christ has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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Land ownership reforms proposed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:27
There should be an upper limit on the amount of land held by private owners in Scotland, a government-commissioned study recommends.

eBay faces investigation over breach

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:17
eBay is facing investigations in the US and the UK over its huge data breach which led it to ask 145 million customers to reset their passwords.

VIDEO: India's fast-food fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 03:06
Shilpa Kannan reports on the rivalry between international fast-food chains and local businesses in Delhi.

Two killed during Turkish protests

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:58
Two people have been killed from injuries resulting from clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Istanbul.

Hirst skeleton raises 11m euros

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:50
A gilded mammoth skeleton by Damien Hirst has sold for 11m euros (£8.9m) at an annual Aids fundraiser at the Cannes Film Festival.

Coup leader summons Thai politicians

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:49
Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is summoned to a military facility, while 155 people are banned from leaving the country.

Richard III rows set to rumble on

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:45
Why the row over Richard III's bones is far from over

VIDEO: Emotions bring mannequin to 'life'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:43
Augmented reality is helping to add emotions to medical mannequins and make nurses' training more realistic.

VIDEO: DiCaprio space trip for sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:38
Justin Bieber is among the stars who attended the Aids charity amfAR's annual auction at the Cannes Film Festival

Barclays fined £26m over gold pricing

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:36
Barclays Bank is fined £26m by UK regulators after one of its traders was discovered attempting to fix the price of gold.

Google 'making 3D-imaging tablet'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:31
A tablet computer capable of creating 3D environments is set to be put into production by Google, according to reports.

VIDEO: Baby caught by man after window fall

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:05
Chinese TV has aired footage it says shows the moment a baby was caught after falling from a second storey apartment window.

VIDEO: UKIP row over elected councillor

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 02:02
UKIP party agent Phil Heath and UKIP councillor Stephen West disagree over whether elected councillor Matt Ellery still represents their party.

Ouch show 108

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:56
May's round-up of disability news

'Liver branding' surgeon resigns

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:50
A liver surgeon accused of branding his initials into a patient's liver resigns following a disciplinary hearing.
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