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Fifa an embarrassment - Lineker

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:49
Gary Lineker says it is "nauseating" to be involved in football after seven Fifa officials are arrested on bribery charges.

Nebraska Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal Sets Up Override Vote

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:44

Thirty votes are needed in the state's unicameral Legislature to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The vote is expected to be close.

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US fraternity banned for three years

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:29
A US fraternity is banned from operating for three years after Penn State University officials accused the chapter of hazing, drug use and harassment by its members.

The government's data law - an attack on encryption?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:26
The proposal outlined in the Queen's Speech to "modernise the law on communications data" will divide opinion - prepare for another long battle

VIDEO: Bercow tells SNP MPs not to clap

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:18
Speaker of the House John Bercow reminds Scottish National Party MPs to respect the traditions and conventions of the chamber, and refrain from clapping.

VIDEO: Lineker calls for Fifa 'boycott'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:11
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says major football federations should boycott Fifa in the wake of fresh allegations of bribery at football's governing body.

Dozens killed in Sanaa air strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:03
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed a special forces camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 36 people, officials and witnesses say.

Mice in space develop thin skin

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:45
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.

Texas dam holds after severe storms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:34
A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.

Fifa 'took bribes for 2010 World Cup'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:23
Fifa executives accepted bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said.

Fifa crisis 'cannot continue'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:22
Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein says Fifa must oust president Sepp Blatter to restore confidence in football's governing body.

Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:16

You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.

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AdBlock Plus wins again in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:15
The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.

VIDEO: Seven Fifa officials arrested in Zurich

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:13
Swiss police have arrested seven leading officials from football's world governing body, Fifa, in a dawn raid, on suspicion of accepting and paying millions of dollars in bribes.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:12
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Police 'failed' in indecency inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:06
Two police officers have been disciplined for failures in an indecency case in which a man exposed himself to three children in Belfast.

More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:00

At least 17 people have died as a result of severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed Halep

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:44
Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion At 12 Weeks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:34

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

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Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:29
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.