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VIDEO: Deception and decoys ahead of D-Day

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:43
Seventy years ago Kent and Sussex were at the heart of a phoney war - a key element of the D-Day invasion.

Mobile phone interrupts Spacey play

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:36
Kevin Spacey's one-man show is interrupted by a mobile phone going off, prompting the actor to castigate its owner.

'Emotional robot' launches in Japan

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:25
Japanese firm Softbank unveils "Pepper", a robot which it says can read human emotions and which is due to go on sale to the public next year.

Housing demand strong, says Halifax

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:22
Demand in the housing market is still strong and price rises are accelerating, according to the Halifax, the UK's largest mortgage lender.

Your pictures: Gardening

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 00:08
Readers' photos on the theme of "gardening"

Betsi 'needs to win back confidence'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:57
Wales' largest health board needs to win back the confidence of patients, says its new chair who admits it is still a damaged brand following a highly critical report.

As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren't Feeling It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:34

The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren't finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, "We didn't deliver."

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A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:32

It's not every day that an industry in hypergrowth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.

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The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:29

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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World Cup: Pick your greatest XI

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:27
Pick your favourite team from our selection of the greatest players in the history of the World Cup.

Brazilian currency supplies run low

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:17
Two key suppliers of travel money have run out of Brazilian Reals just one week ahead of the start of the World Cup, 5live learns.

US military jet crashes into homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:09
A US military Harrier jet crashes into homes in Imperial, southern California, with no serious injuries reported.

Feed firm 'saddened' by baby death

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:07
The manufacturer of a hospital feed "strongly linked" to the death of one baby and illness of 14 others says it is "saddened" by what has happened.

VIDEO: Thalidomide victims launch legal action

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:03
Thalidomide victims have launched legal action against the drug's manufacturer and distributor 50 years after it was prescribed to their mothers

Stressed teachers at 'breaking point'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:01
Scotland's teachers "are at breaking point" over increased workloads and the new qualifications, a union warns.

Thames Water to pay £86m settlement

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:39
Thames Water has agreed to pay a package worth £86m to customers after it mis-reported sewer flooding data in 2010, regulator Ofwat says.

England's workhorse with the heart of a lion

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:34
After defeating dyslexia and vanquishing lactic acid, England captain Chris Robshaw will not fear world champions New Zealand, writes Tom Fordyce.

VIDEO: Police probe patient hospital death

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:32
Ten members of staff have been suspended and police are investigating following the death of an elderly hospital patient.

Montana Judge To Be Censured Over Rape Comments

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:32

A judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" faces public censure and suspension without pay for his misconduct in the case, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.

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Hodgson 'sounds a grumpy old man' on Barkley

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:28
Ross Barkley is a rare talent who deserves praise, says BBC Sport's Phil McNulty, after criticism from England boss Hodgson.
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