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Brady Bunch star Ann B Davis dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:41
Ann B Davis, the American actress best known for her role as Alice Nelson, the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch, dies at the age of 88.

For One Soldier At Tiananmen, A Day 'Never Forgotten'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:36

Chen Guang is now an artist, and since early May, he has been held in police detention after staging a performance that was a comment on attempts to expunge the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.

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Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:33

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.

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Tiny Magnetic Beads Help Tame Severe Reflux For Some People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:32

Lots of people have heartburn or gastric reflux, and not all of them are helped by medications. A surgical device may help people with severe symptoms, but it hasn't been tested long term.

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VIDEO: Solar plane takes off on test flight

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:22
A solar-powered plane that will try to fly around the world in 2015 is making its first test flight after taking off in Switzerland.

Savile abuse reports 'reach 500'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:02
There have been at least 500 reports of abuse by Jimmy Savile, NSPCC research for the BBC's Panorama finds.

British rivers cleanest in 20 years

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 22:19
Britain's urban rivers are the cleanest they have been for more than two decades, a study finds.

Solar plane makes inaugural flight

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 22:05
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane that will attempt a global flight in 2015, takes to the skies above Switzerland for the first time.

All-women row MP backs local party

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 22:01
The Labour MP at the centre of a row over an enforced all-women shortlist to replace her says local party members should make their own decisions.

Volcanic ash affects Bali flights

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:51
Air passengers travelling to Bali face more disruption as two flights are cancelled and several delayed because of a volcanic ash cloud.

A football fiasco? - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:48
Monday's papers pore over details surrounding the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, with EU politicking also much discussed.

VIDEO: BBC commentators' World Cup picks

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:30
BBC Sport commentators pick the players and teams to watch at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and assess the hosts' chances of winning the tournament.

EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:21

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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VIDEO: World Cup moments: Zidane's headbutt

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:19
BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

Memorial to mark RAF Chinook crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:04
Memorial services are held in Northern Ireland and Scotland to mark the 20th anniversary of an RAF air crash in which 29 people died.

Taking the ghost train to Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:02
A surreal trip from Russia to eastern Ukraine

Thailand junta announces crisis plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:01
Thailand's ruling military junta announces a series of measures designed to avert an economic crisis, after a quiet weekend in protest-hit Bangkok.

Japanese-American Activist And Malcolm X Ally Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:51

Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.

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Telangana born as India's 29th state

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:49
India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh formally splits in two, with the northern area carved out to create a new state called Telangana.

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