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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.

Bergdahl's Hometown Scraps Celebration Amid Uproar

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:21

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds — both for and against the soldier.

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ECB set for rate cut to boost growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:13
The European Central Bank is widely predicted to slash its interest rates on Thursday, as the economic recovery in the eurozone continues to be lacklustre

VIDEO: G7 talks take place in Brussels

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:05
The leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations meeting in Brussels have said they are prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not help restore stability to eastern Ukraine.

China and US in spat over Tiananmen

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:59
China says it has lodged "solemn representations" with the US after the White House urged it to account for the Tiananmen massacre.

Schools join pupils' health study

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:57
Cardiff researchers are to draw up "health profiles" of 70 secondary schools in Wales on factors ranging from pupils' smoking and obesity to exercise and sleep.

The hidden colours inside volcanoes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:55
Hidden colours in volcanic rocks spewed from the Earth

'Alternate vision' sought on climate

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:53
Four hundred legislators from 66 countries as diverse as China, Mongolia and Slovenia are taking part in a summit billed as offering a "new vision" for an international climate agreement.

Risk posed by China mountain removal

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:50
China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.

Secret trial and Tory 'rift' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:40
Papers report anger at the prospect of a British trial being held entirely in secret, while the Times has the latest on a row between cabinet ministers.

RUC 'insulted' in row over funding

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:30
The RUC Widows' Association accuses the Justice Department of insulting police officers who gave their lives during the Troubles.

Charity requests 'best face-to-face'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:28
People living in England are twice as likely to give money to charity if friends and family are putting their hands in their pockets too, according to findings of a ComRes poll.

VIDEO: Veterans gather for D-Day anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:14
The BBC's Robert Hall speaks to veterans who are gathering in Normandy ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day

VIDEO: Donetsk rebel leaders defiant

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:09
The self-declared chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic talks to the BBC's Steve Rosenberg about the unrest in eastern Ukraine
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