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Godzilla towers over UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:59
Monster remake Godzilla tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, taking £6.4m.

Academy chain 'is first to close'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:58
The Department for Education has confirmed that Prospects Academies Trust, which runs six schools, will be the first academy chain to close.

Beezin' May Be Bogus, But Other Dopey Teen Fads Can Bite Back

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:50

Teens have always been creative about repurposing household products in search of a high, and they're getting help from social media. Parents are wondering how to tell danger from harmless hype.

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AstraZeneca shareholder speaks out

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:44
Fund manager Schroders wants AstraZeneca to "recommence engagement" with Pfizer, after the UK drug maker rejected a takeover by its US rival.

HIA: Senior nun admits abuse at home

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:42
The Sisters of Nazareth congregation admits abuse did take place at its homes in Londonderry.

Van Gaal eyes instant Man Utd success

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:33
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to become the fourth man to win the Premier League at the first attempt.

Minister killed in bridge crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:33
A minister attending the General Assembly in Edinburgh is named as the man who was knocked down and killed on Waverley Bridge.

'Why I decided not to have children'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:20
'Why I decided not to have children'

VIDEO: What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:20
Oscar Pistorius has been sent for psychiatric tests after a defence witness said he was suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder - but what is it?

VIDEO: Camden fire: 'Lucky no-one hurt'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:10
Camden traders talk about the effect on their businesses after a fire in the famous Stables Market.

Tupelo Man Who Sent Ricin Letters To Obama Gets 25-Year Sentence

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:09

After late wrangling that included a threat to withdraw his guilty plea and an offer to eat poison in a sandwich, J. Everett Dutschke accepted a 25-year prison sentence.

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No smoking gun, says Brooks lawyer

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:07
There is "no smoking gun" to link former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to phone hacking, a jury is told.

India sets date for Modi swearing-in

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 04:03
Narendra Modi is to take the oath as India's new prime minister on 26 May following the BJP's landslide victory in the general election.

In pictures: Thailand comes under martial law

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:51
Images from Thailand as the army imposes martial law

The Secret Players In The Russia-Ukraine Game

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:44

Is the Chechen military fighting for Russia in Ukraine? If so, these covert operations could have significant and dangerous consequences.

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VIDEO: Angry Ukrainians in car horn protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:38
Drivers in Ukraine have been holding a car horn protest, against the ongoing crisis in the east of the country.

The Bank of England's capital problem

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:37
Can Bank of England stem property boom and bust?

PM 'alert' to risk of housing bubble

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:32
David Cameron says the government is "alert to any dangers and problems" associated with rapidly rising house prices.

VIDEO: Wingsuit daredevils fly over New York

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:28
Four members of an aerial sports team have used wingsuits to fly through the skies of New York City. Ed Ram reports.

AUDIO: Miliband fails to recognise Labour councillor's name

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 03:24
Labour leader Ed Miliband fails to recognise the name of Jim Grant, the Labour leader on Swindon Borough Council, in a BBC Wiltshire interview.
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