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ITV staff staging 24-hour strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:16
ITV staff are staging a 24-hour strike and planning a protest outside the broadcaster's annual meeting, in a dispute over pay.

OECD attacks 'aggressive tax plans'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:09
Technology companies need to stop "extremely aggressive" tax planning, the man charged with reforming global tax rules has told the BBC.

999 vehicles 'crash five times daily'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:07
More than five emergency vehicles crashed a day on average in the West Midlands in the past three years, figures show.

Stephen Sutton's legacy hits £4.5m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:51
On the first anniversary of his death, money raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton reaches more than £4.5m.

Prostate cancer drug 'extends lives'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:29
A chemotherapy drug can extend the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major "game-changing" study shows.

Palm 'holds secrets of future health'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:23
The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.

$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:11
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.

Is UK inequality as bad as in the US?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:40
Are City bonuses worth more than double the amount paid to full-time workers on minimum wage?

Are Labour tribes readying to go to war?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:39
The Labour Party faces a period of much soul-searching about the best way to move forward from its disastrous election campaign, says Mark Mardell.

Has The Tribe changed what a deaf film can be?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:30
The tense new film using only sign language

Fox fight: comedians drive online opposition to hunting vote

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:27
How Ricky Gervais targeted Tories over fox hunting vote

VIDEO: Kabul siege kills at least five

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:10
Afghan police say that at least five people have been killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel that was packed with foreigners awaiting a concert.

Depp's dogs face death in Australia

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:08
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs - Boo and Pistol - from Australia or they will have to be put down.

Riot-hit youth jail 'generally safe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:07
A young offenders' institution, once hit by riots, is decent and generally safe but needs to address issues with drugs and violence, a report finds.

UKIP campaign chief condemns Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 17:52
UKIP's election campaign chief condemns Nigel Farage as a "snarling" and "aggressive" man who is turning the party into a "personality cult".

US growth fears weigh on Asia shares

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 17:46
Asian shares trade mixed on Thursday, following a lacklustre lead from Wall Street which fell on renewed concerns about US growth.

Santa Monica Cracks Down On Airbnb, Bans 'Vacation Rentals' Under A Month

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 17:38

Santa Monica says renting out a house or apartment for less than 30 days without the permanent tenant present is illegal.

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US House rejects NSA phone data trawl

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:53
The US House of Representatives votes to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

Is Choudary a radicalising force?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:45
UK-based preacher denies aiding flow of European fighters

Flood traps Colombian gold miners

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:40
Rescue workers try to reach at least 15 miners trapped underground when a gold mine in north-western Colombia collapsed.