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Death of injured man 'unexplained'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:52
The death of a man who was found badly injured in a street in north Glasgow is being treated as unexplained.

Poet Fenton wins Pen Pinter Prize

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:41
British poet and journalist James Fenton wins the Pen Pinter Prize, which celebrates champions of free speech.

VIDEO: Chocolate could be good for the heart

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:40
New scientific research suggests that chocolate could be good for the heart. Professor Phyo Myint, the author of the research says that consuming around 100g of chocolate per week could help.

Women's race sorry for bikini models

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:33
Organisers apologise after the winners of a women's Lotto Cycling Cup race in Belgium are flanked by models in bikinis.

Militant Islamist's death denied

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:30
A militant Islamist group in Libya denies that a US air strike killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of North Africa's most feared jihadists.

'I knew it would be life changing'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:28
Boris Becker remembers the 1985 Wimbledon win that came "too early", and the sleeping pills that stopped him winning another.

Grimshaw and Ora join X Factor panel

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:24
Pop star Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw sign up as judges for this year's series of The X Factor, producers confirm.

Labour hopeful wants stronger Wales

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:13
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham says he wants to see a "more autonomous" Wales within a stronger UK.

Bahrain opposition leader jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:07
Main opposition leader in Bahrain Ali Salman jailed for four years for inciting disobedience, his al-Wefaq party says.

Stage set for Royal Ascot meeting

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 00:02
Gleneagles tops the big-race field on Tuesday as Royal Ascot prepares to welcome nearly 300,000 racegoers over five days.

Airbus: No UK pullout over EU exit

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 23:34
Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier has said he has "no intention" of pulling manufacturing out of the UK if the country votes to leave the EU.

Chocolate link to 'lower heart risk'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 23:28
Scientists at Aberdeen University say eating up to a bar of dark chocolate a day has been linked with lowered risk of heart disease and stroke.

Motorcyclist killed in tractor crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 23:27
A man in his 40s who was killed in a crash in Newry, County Down, was a motorcyclist, say police.

Al-Qaida Confirms Its No. 2 Leader Is Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 23:19

In a video, a senior operative read a statement announcing the death of Nasir al-Wahishi, who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal secretary. Al-Wahishi's deputy has been tapped to replace him.

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Royal Mail regulation to be reviewed

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 23:13
The regulation of Royal Mail is to be reviewed by Ofcom after the withdrawal of rival Whistl from the direct delivery letters market.

Yemen al-Qaeda leader confirmed dead

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 22:28
The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen, the jihadist group confirms.

IS recruits: Victims or criminals?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 22:02
Two Britons die for a common cause, thousands of miles apart. In their family's eyes, they were victims rather than criminals. Are they right?

VIDEO: Tackling underage sex in Kenya

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 21:30
One in five teenagers are sexually active in Kenya, according to its Ministry of Health.

NHS Wales 'must learn from mistakes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 21:29
NHS Wales must continue to learn from its mistakes, says its chief executive in a first annual quality report.

China to 'complete' land reclamation

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 21:28
China will complete a series of controversial land reclamation projects in the South China Sea "soon", the foreign ministry says.