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Great Barrier Reef 'improving'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:07
Pollution at the Great Barrier Reef is falling, Australian ministers say, as they seek to convince the UN's cultural agency not to downgrade the site.

New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:05

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.

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VIDEO: Mother calls for drugs legalisation

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:02
The mother of a 15-year-old daughter who died after taking ecstasy has called for drugs to be legalised and regulated.

Fourth woman hanged in Indian state

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:00
A teenager is found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.

Platini withdraws Blatter support

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:58
Uefa president Michel Platini will no longer support his Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter at next year's election.

Firefighters staging 24-hour strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:48
Firefighters in England and Wales are taking part in a 24-hour walk-out, the longest strike so far in the continuing row over their pensions.

Third man dies after M4 van crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:43
A third man dies days after a crash on the M4 in Wiltshire.

'Brain dead' US teen to get diploma

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:39
A California teenager declared brain dead after a routine operation went wrong will receive an honourary diploma from her school, her family says.

Fully secret terror trial blocked

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:22
An unprecedented attempt to hold the first ever completely secret criminal trial in the UK is blocked by the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Can Australian slang survive?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:21
A new generation of Australians is coining fewer slang expressions and borrowing more from abroad, but author Kathy Lette says the vernacular will survive.

Tate gallery gifted Cy Twombly works

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:16
Tate is gifted works, thought to be valued in the region of £50m, by the late American artist Cy Twombly.

Super-size schools in population surge

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:14
There are more super-size primary schools and over-sized infant classes as the school population rises

Medal hope Stanford out of Games

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:12
Triathlon world champion Non Stanford is "devastated" as an ankle injury rules her out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Ban teams for racism - Fifa official

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:10
Teams should be kicked out of the World Cup if fans or players commit racist offences, says Fifa's anti-discrimination chief.

British Court Blocks All-Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:42

The Court of Appeal ruled that while the core of the trial can be held in secret, portions of it must be open to the public. It also allowed the suspects, known until now as AB and CD, to be named.

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VIDEO: MP told: Stand up, Say sorry

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:36
Deputy Speaker Dawn Primarolo orders Labour MP Ian Austin to apologise for referring to a Conservative MP as an "idiot".

UK rules out military action in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:23
Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK will not be getting involved militarily in Iraq, despite Islamist insurgents making big advances.

Jolie: Time for action on war rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:22
Governments will be held to account over ending sexual violence in war zones, Angelina Jolie tells the BBC during a global conference in London.

Frog's tongue lifts own body weight

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:01
Zoologists measure the pulling force of a frog's tongue, revealing it can be up to three times the animal's weight and works similar to sticky tape.

Time For Kickoff: World's Attention Focused On World Cup

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:01

Host Brazil faces Croatia today in the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But much of the attention in the run-up to the event has been focused on strikes, controversies and unrest.

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