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President George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday With Parachute Jump

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:48

The former president had vowed on his 85th birthday that he would repeat a parachute jump on his 90th. Today's jump was his eighth.

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VIDEO: Hague pledges help over Boko Haram

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:46
British Foreign Minister William Hague announces a new package of "advice and support" for Nigeria, in order to help it combat Islamist miitants Boko Haram.

Why are women being hanged in India?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:41
Why are women being hanged in India?

Farage declares £205,603 in gifts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:41
Nigel Farage faces an Electoral Commission fine after declaring £205,603 of "benefits in kind" from the past 10 years.

VIDEO: Hanged Indian woman 'not raped'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:39
A teenager has been 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.

Second hospital feed baby dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:34
A second baby given suspected contaminated hospital feed has died, but the death is not thought to be related to the infection, says Public Health England.

Iraq delays vote on emergency powers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:32
Parliament in Baghdad delays voting on a request to grant the prime minister emergency powers as the north slips out of government control.

VIDEO: Jolie: Action must follow summit

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:27
Angelina Jolie has told the BBC that governments around the world can no longer ignore sexual violence in conflict and must begin to tackle the issue.

McCanns' hope 'reinforced' by search

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:22
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann say the fact that recent searches found no trace of their daughter reinforces their belief she could still be alive.

Mayall 'suffered cardiac event'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:22
Rik Mayall's wife says the comedian "suffered an acute cardiac event" before his death, after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

VIDEO: Dutch discounter sets sights on UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:19
Budget-conscious shoppers in London are facing a greater choice for their pound with the arrival of Dutch retailer Hema's first UK branch.

Victim's mum wants drugs legalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:13
The mother of a 15-year-old girl says her daughter "wanted to get high, not die", as she calls for drugs to be legalised following her daughter's inquest.

Court backs Monaco love child story

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:08
The European Court of Human Rights defends Paris-Match magazine for revealing that Monaco's Prince Albert II had a love child in 2005.

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.
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