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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:29
The week's big numbers, visualised

Blatter confirms FBI probe

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:26
Fifa chief Sepp Blatter acknowledges an FBI investigation into alleged football corruption, but says he will visit the US.

Allen TV show 'a catastrophic mistake'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:24
Woody Allen says the new TV series he is creating for Amazon "could be a cosmic embarrassment".

Hull suspend midfielder Livermore

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:19
Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is suspended by the club but no official reason is given for the sanction.

Tuilagi admits police officer assault

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:16
England rugby player Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after admitting assaulting a police officer, head coach Stuart Lancaster says.

DNA evidence led at 'Gerbil' trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:09
A DNA profile matching the man accused of murdering Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll was found on a carrier bag in which a gun was discovered, a court hears.

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right.

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:06

Former 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is picking another fight — with Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. It's all for a good cause.

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Why test women's virginity for the army?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:59
Indonesia is being urged to stop so-called virginity tests for female military recruits, but why are they doing them and who else does?

Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:57
Ex-aide to Osama Bin Laden, Khalid al-Fawwaz, is sentenced to life in US prison for 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa that killed 224 people.

Heavy fighting at ancient Syria site

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:52
Syrian government forces try to drive back Islamic State militants from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East.

Fatal crash driver denies racing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:36
A driver accused of causing a motorcyclist's death had no intention of racing him, a jury is told.

Feds Tell Insurers To Pay For Anesthesia During Screening Colonoscopies

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:33

Most people are anesthetized during colonoscopy. Federal law mandates that the cancer test itself must be fully covered by insurers, but quite a few of them didn't pay for anesthesia.

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The challenge of extremism

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:30
Legislation dealing with extremists will need to be very carefully drafted if it is to avoid accusations of curtailing free speech.

Girl awarded £13m for birth blunders

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:08
A girl severely disabled by medical blunders at a Lancashire hospital is awarded more than £13m in damages.

QPR not barred from Championship

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:01
The Football League will allow Queens Park Rangers to play in the Championship next season despite their legal battle.

VIDEO: Burundi coup generals arrested

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:00
Three of the leader of an attempted coup in Burundi have been arrested, though the coup leader is still on the run, according to officials.

Hooked - Part 1

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:59
Kids in narco-state where bags of white powder float ashore

Restraint 'a factor' in man's death

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:53
Prolonged restraint and a failure to provide basic medical attention contributed to the death of a man detained by police, an inquest records.

UDA murder plot accused 'a fantasist'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:49
One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland was "a fantasist", a court hears.

VIDEO: Nigel Farage on UKIP critics

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:32
Nigel Farage says the UKIP member he believes is leading the attacks against him should "put up, shut up or go."

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