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Disability claim delays 'not illegal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:21
Delays in processing disability benefits claims were unacceptable but not illegal, the Department for Work and Pensions tells London's High Court.

Council staff bribed with lap dances

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:16
Edinburgh council officials accepted lap dances, free drinks and hospitality at football matches in return for awarding lucrative building contracts.

Week in pictures: 9-15 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:09
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Newcastle cancel end-of-season party

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:06
Newcastle cancel an end-of-season awards night, saying it is "not appropriate" because of their Premier League position.

VIDEO: Will your favourite beach fail new test?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:06
Dozens of British beaches and lakes are at risk of failing to meet tougher European water quality standards this summer.

Burundi president returns to capital

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:01
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza returns to the capital Bujumbura following a failed coup attempt, and is expected to address the nation.

Will mobile firms really block ads?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:00
An Israeli tech firm has developed new ad-blocking software for mobile phones, but it may fall foul of net neutrality laws.

VIDEO: Tributes to 92-year-old poppy seller

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:58
Tributes have been coming in for Britain's oldest poppy seller, who was found dead at the bottom of the Avon Gorge near Bristol.

Refuelling to return from 2017

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:52
Refuelling is to return to F1 from 2017 as governing body the FIA propose a number of changes to increase excitement.

IS seizes Iraqi city stronghold

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:50
Islamic State militants have seized control of the main government building in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, officials say.

Coup Leaders Arrested In Burundi As Uprising Is Quashed

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:48

The alleged mastermind of the putsch, Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, is reportedly still at large as President Pierre Nkurunziza reasserts his authority after returning from neighboring Tanzania.

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Surge in cancelled operations

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:45
More than 20,000 NHS operations were cancelled at the last minute between January and March in England.

I think Hull will go down - Savage

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:38
Robbie Savage says Hull boss Steve Bruce can handle the pressure of their relegation struggle but it's hard to see them escaping.

Depp's dogs flown out of Australia

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:30
Two of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's dogs are flown from Australia after being threatened with being put down for violating quarantine rules.

How do sunscreens and lotions protect us?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:28
What is the difference between sun lotions and sunscreens - and what does the information on the labels mean?

Poet Motion escapes 'suffocating' UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:21
Poet Sir Andrew Motion is to leave Britain for a new job in the US, saying being known in the UK as a former poet laureate can be "suffocating".

Actor Johnny Depp's Dogs Are Flown Out Of Australia After Threat Of Destruction

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:21

Australia's agriculture minister said Depp sidestepped the country's laws because his dogs did not spend the required 10 days in quarantine. The minister threatened to destroy the dogs.

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Welsh language row head apologises

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:20
A head teacher apologises after saying young people should not be "forced" to learn Welsh as it makes them academically weaker than their English peers.

Man gets 12 years for partner murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:20
A County Antrim man who stabbed his partner to death in front of their seven-year-old daughter, in a row "fuelled by drink and drugs" gets a minimum 12-year sentence

Tutu lays charges against grandchild

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:14
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu lays undisclosed criminal charges against one of his granddaughters, who says she will be handing herself in.

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