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Solar plane suffers wing damage

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:53
A solar-powered plane that is attempting a record-breaking flight around the world has suffered damage after an unscheduled stop in Japan.

FIFA Updates: Interpol Targets Officials, And S. Africa Denies Bribing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:52

"Red notices" name two former senior FIFA official and several executives who were indicted by the U.S. And South Africa denies that it issued $10 million in bribes over the 2010 World Cup.

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India bans Maggi noodles in Delhi

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:47
Authorities in the Indian capital ban sale of Maggi noodles for 15 days after high levels of lead are found in batches tested in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Apple boss hits out at rival firms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:42
Tim Cook makes a thinly veiled attack on Facebook and Google for "gobbling up" user data.

Two people hurt by bull on the loose

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:40
Two people are taken to hospital after being injured by a bullock which was loose from a field in Lerwick in Shetland.

Airport death firm 'warned of danger'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:38
An aerospace company charged with corporate manslaughter over the death of a worker was "explicitly" warned of dangers, a court hears.

Dockery cast in Liaisons Dangereuses

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:33
Dominic West, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery and Janet McTeer head up the new season at London's Donmar Warehouse in a 30 year revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Academies - old and new explained

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:29
The BBC News website examines key questions about academy schools and their spread in England.

How much do you know about Fifa?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:27
Where would Fifa rank in a list of the world's richest countries? Find out in our Fifa quiz.

Violence flares up in east Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:20
Fierce fighting is raging between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine despite a truce deal, officials say.

Green light for Magellan super-scope

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:19
Construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope receives the go-ahead, leading to preliminary operations in 2021 or 2022.

VIDEO: Andy Coulson: 'I did not lie'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 04:11
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson says "it is the right decision...I did not lie" after he is acquitted of perjury.

Skype falls victim to text chat bug

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:55
Skype acknowledges its chat app repeatedly crashes if a certain string of characters is received, a week after Apple faced a similar problem.

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:48
The European Central Bank leaves its key interest rate unchanged at 0.05% as latest economic reports suggest improvement in the eurozone.

A guide to transgender terms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:48
A guide to transgender terms

Why rollercoasters shouldn't crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:40
We look at what stops rollercoasters having more accidents, as an investigation starts into how The Smiler ride at Alton Towers crashed.

VIDEO: US man escapes from sinking truck

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:39
A Californian man escapes from his sinking truck after reportedly failing to properly detach his boat from it at a launch in Santa Barbara.

5 Things You Should Know About Lincoln Chafee

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:37

In 2002, Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Some Republican colleagues referred to him as "the missing Linc."

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Mr 8%: What now for Rafa and Real?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:31
What now for Rafa Benitez and Real Madrid?

VIDEO: Commons tributes to Charles Kennedy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:28
A special session is being held at Westminster to honour the former Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, whose sudden death was announced yesterday.