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Swarm of bees surrounds shopfront

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 06:30
Trained beekeepers tackle a 5,000-strong swarm of honeybees surrounding a central London store.

Funeral held for stabbed teacher

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 06:10
The funeral of teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death in front of her pupils at a school in Leeds last month, is held in the city.

California Wildfires: Death Reported, More Evacuations Ordered

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:47

Three large and still mostly uncontained fires have burned thousands of acres in San Diego County, according to local media.

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VIDEO: Prove you're not Conchita

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:43
Russians shave in protest over Eurovision winner Conchita

VIDEO: The Big Apple's big inequalities

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:33
Samira Hussein reports on the inequalities of income in New York and talks to the people trying to do their part to spread the wealth.

More Google 'forget' requests emerge

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:31
A man who tried to kill his family is among the latest to request removal of search results from Google.

'I've learned a lot from Michael Jackson'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:30
Yohan Blake, the second fastest man in history, says Michael Jackson changed his life, and promises he can moonwalk

VIDEO: The story of the 1998 World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:28
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1998 World Cup.

Frank Skinner to star in Doctor Who

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:17
Comedian Frank Skinner takes a guest star role in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.

Labour guru's Miliband tweet blunder

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:12
Labour's new election campaign adviser, David Axelrod, misspells Ed Miliband's name in a tweet praising the party, which also linked to a spoof account.

VIDEO: CPA: God is angry over gay marriage

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:10
The Christian People's Alliance leader says the coalition government is "not pursuing Christian politics".

Record £12m penalty for energy firm

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:04
Energy giant E.On is to pay out £12m to its customers following an investigation into mis-selling by the industry regulator.

Seagull swoop injury claim rejected

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 05:04
A woman who claimed she was hurt by a swooping seagull loses her legal bid for £7,000 damages.

Why do people want to ban 'microbeads'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:56
Why do some people want to ban 'microbeads' in beauty products?

VIDEO: MPs highlight Police Fed 'bullies'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:53
A culture of bullying and evidence of "sustained abuse" is endemic at the top of the organisation that represents police officers in England and Wales, according to MPs.

UN warns on Ukraine human rights

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:44
The UN warns of an "alarming deterioration" in the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists are battling security forces.

When it comes to benefits, the poorest get less

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:37

A new study finds a surprising pattern as to the way benefits to the poor are given out in America – the very poorest are receiving less. Johns Hopkins economics professor Robert Moffitt, who crunched welfare numbers over several decades, joins Marketplace’s Mark Garrison to explain. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

Why do girls drop physics post-GCSE?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:36
A research project into why girls drop physics after GCSE, involving 20 schools, is announced by the Institute of Physics.

India opposition heads for landslide

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:32
The opposition BJP's predicted landslide win in the Indian election is a "people's victory" that will "start a new era" the party's president says.

Russian Rocket Fails After Launch, Breaking Up Over China

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-16 04:32

With an expensive communication satellite as its payload, a Russian Proton-M rocket broke apart during its third stage last night. The unmanned rocket failed at an altitude of 100 miles.

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