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Girl awarded £13m for birth blunders

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:08
A girl severely disabled by medical blunders at a Lancashire hospital is awarded more than £13m in damages.

QPR not barred from Championship

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:01
The Football League will allow Queens Park Rangers to play in the Championship next season despite their legal battle.

VIDEO: Burundi coup generals arrested

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:00
Three of the leader of an attempted coup in Burundi have been arrested, though the coup leader is still on the run, according to officials.

Hooked - Part 1

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:59
Kids in narco-state where bags of white powder float ashore

Restraint 'a factor' in man's death

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:53
Prolonged restraint and a failure to provide basic medical attention contributed to the death of a man detained by police, an inquest records.

UDA murder plot accused 'a fantasist'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:49
One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland was "a fantasist", a court hears.

VIDEO: Nigel Farage on UKIP critics

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:32
Nigel Farage says the UKIP member he believes is leading the attacks against him should "put up, shut up or go."

Society musical ends Spacey tenure

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:23
The final production of Kevin Spacey's tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic - Cole Porter musical High Society - opens at the London theatre.

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.

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