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No further action over AM's conduct

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:20
No further action will be taken after claims Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay was drunk in the Senedd chamber, an assembly spokesman says.

VIDEO: The day Felipe became King of Spain

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:14
Spain's King Felipe VI has been sworn in as head of state after his father Juan Carlos abdicated after nearly forty years on the throne.

Harrison Ford broke leg in accident

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:12
Harrison Ford is to begin rehab shortly after breaking his left leg while shooting the new Star Wars film, his publicist confirms.

1,000 Words: Afghans Engage In A Dangerous Game

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:11

A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.

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'Abuses' by Kurdish rulers in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:08
Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities ruling parts of northern Syria have committed rights abuses including arbitrary arrests and beatings.

Gunfire in W Bank over missing teens

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:04
Israeli soldiers exchange gunfire with Palestinians during raids in the West Bank in the hunt for three missing teenagers.

Day in pictures: 19 June 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:46
24 hours of news photos: 19 June 2014

Turkey 'coup plotters' to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:43
A Turkish court orders the release of 230 military officers convicted over a 2003 plot to overthrow PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:27

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.

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Toddler 'improving' after A44 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:02
An 18-month-old girl who was the sole survivor of a crash which killed her mother and three relatives is improving in hospital, police say.

Syria-linked jihadist groups banned

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Five Syria-linked jihadist groups in the UK are banned, as ministers say terrorists connected with conflicts in Syria and Iraq pose a threat to the UK.

Chikungunya virus spreads to Cuba

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Cuba confirms its first cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya fever as the virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Central America.

VIDEO: Could this robot improve empathy?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:46
A robot which reacts to the way people speak to it and each other could change their behaviour.

Rosetta: Icy quarry coming into view

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:44
The Rosetta spacecraft is now 165,000km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and closing. Pictures of the 4km-wide ice ball will now get more and more detailed.

House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:42

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.

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Labour would cut youth benefits

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:39
Ed Miliband announces plans to cut benefits for the young unemployed who refuse training - and insists he can "defy the odds" by winning next year's election.

Pinewood wins £200m expansion appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:34
Pinewood Studios is set to double in size after winning an appeal against the rejection of its £200m expansion plan.

Book News: Cache Of Unpublished Pablo Neruda Poems Found In Chile

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:15

Also: Evie Wyld's gorgeous, grim novel All the Birds, Singing has won the Encore award; Clinton's Hard Choices sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week.

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VIDEO: Rebuilt village left exposed to sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
Residents living in a storm-hit village have met with the flood recovery minister to argue the case for their sea defences

AUDIO: McDonald's defends new zero-hour jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
The Senior Vice President for McDonalds UK says 8000 new zero-hour contracts will give staff "great flexibility".
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