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Welfare cap 'could be breached'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:56
The government is at risk of breaching its self-imposed limit on welfare spending due to the rising costs of the main sickness benefit, leaked documents say.

Bulgaria ravaged by deadly floods

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:52
At least 12 people have been killed and several are missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:40

Yo is an app that does nothing but let you send a voice message to your contacts saying "Yo." Is it worth the $1 million investors seem to think it is?

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Wife wins right to bury soldier

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:24
The wife of Black Watch soldier Pte Mark Connelly has won the right to bury him after a three-year legal battle with his mother.

The rock super-group of collections

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:19
The newly refurbished Mauritshuis in The Hague opens

VIDEO: Xbox One and PS4 big games launches

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:15
The E3 video games expo saw a series of big game launches for Microsoft and Sony consoles.

VIDEO: 'Devastating impact of PIP benefit'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 06:09
A report by MPs has branded the implementation of the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) benefit a "fiasco", an opinion shared and welcomed by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

Lego fuses real and virtual worlds

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:52
Lego offers bricks that can be built in real world and then transferred into the digital world.

Palestinian killed as hunt continues

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:47
A Palestinian youth has been killed during clashes with Israeli troops searching for three Israeli teenagers believed abducted in the West Bank.

Mine death families' payout bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:47
The families of four miners who died when 650,000 gallons of water flooded a pit are seeking compensation from the colliery's owners.

Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:46

You don't question them. You don't doubt them. You hear them so often, you wouldn't know they are lies. Here are five historical "facts" that aren't true. Never were. And now you'll know.

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Hamilton dominates Austria practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:45
Lewis Hamilton was significantly quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Kenya: 'Watch football at home'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:40
Kenya's government urges fans to watch World Cup matches at home instead of in crowded areas after deadly attacks along the coast earlier this week.

Coalition bust-up over IT overhaul

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:31
A row erupts after Lib Dem ministers Vince Cable and Ed Davey blame Francis Maude's flagship IT policy for slow emails and lost data at their departments.

Pair guilty of 'garden bodies' murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:28
A husband and wife are found guilty of the murder of the woman's parents, whose bodies lay undiscovered for 15 years, buried in a back garden

Minister suggests holidaying at home

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:24
Minister Helen Grant is attacked after appearing to suggest people facing passport delays could holiday in the UK.

Sanctions Common Against Doctors With Odd Medicare Billing

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:14

Medicare data show a pattern of problematic payments to doctors with a history of disciplinary action. Yet state medical boards don't usually look at billing as a trigger for investigations.

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Car bomb 'kills dozens' in Syria

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:08
A car bomb kills at least 34 people in a Syrian government-controlled village in central Hama province, state media say.

VIDEO: English councils' £168m pothole fund

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 05:06
The government is giving councils in England £168m for pothole repairs to be shared between 148 local authorities.

Woman's killer jailed for 32 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 04:58
A man convicted of killing his wealthy lover is sentenced to a minimum of 32 years in jail.
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