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Ireland confronts past treatment of unmarried mothers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:54
Ireland confronts the way unmarried mothers were treated

Hairdresser murderer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:53
A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers in Gloucester where she worked is jailed for life.

New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

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Failing hospitals: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:26
Is the glass half-full or half-empty, asks Nick Triggle

Baby born in court's witness room

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:19
A woman goes into labour and gives birth at Birmingham Crown Court.

Murdoch's Time Warner offer rebuffed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:17
US media giant Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at $80bn (£46.6bn).

Twitchers flock to glimpse rare bird

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:13
Hundreds of bird-watchers flock to the Norfolk coast in the hope of catching a rare glimpse of a migratory great knot in British waters.

Cabinet Eurosceptic now, says Fallon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:12
David Cameron's cabinet is now Eurosceptic, says newly-promoted defence secretary Michael Fallon - prompting a swift response from Nick Clegg and Vince Cable.

Howard to direct Beatles documentary

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:07
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will direct a documentary about the early years of the Beatles.

ONS: Mothers' average age hits 30

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:06
The trend towards older motherhood is continuing - with the average age of mothers in England and Wales reaching 30 for the first time.

Kashmir protest over deadly accident

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:03
An army vehicle has crashed into a taxi in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing six people and triggering violent protests, police say.

Arrest in Spain over 'Gerbil' murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:01
A man is arrested in Spain in connection with the murder of Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll.

Pupil success 'depends on postcode'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:58
Pupils' chances of getting a good education in England still depend on where they live, inspectors say.

Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:54

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.

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Farah fit to race at Glasgow 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:53
Mo Farah says he is fit to race in this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after coming through a rigorous training session.

VIDEO: Unseen Campbell speed film restored

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:48
Unseen family footage of Donald Campbell breaking the land and water speed records in 1964 has been restored to mark their 50th anniversaries.

Ukraine's 'white power' warrior from Sweden

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:43
The Swedish nationalist fighting in Ukraine

Brooks promoter 'to lose 1m euros'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:41
Promoter Peter Aiken says he stands to lose more than 1m euros as a result of the Garth Brooks concert dispute.

'Movie star promise tempted Tulisa'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:37
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos helped supply cocaine to an undercover reporter after he promised he could help her crack the movie business, a court hears.

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 04:28

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

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