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AUDIO: Corinne Blatter: My father will survive

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:00
The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter says her father will survive the Fifa scandal.

Are Black Voters Ready For Hillary Clinton?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:00

African Americans are going to be key to a Hillary Clinton presidential run. After a tense 2008 primary fight with Barack Obama, she's trying to win them over.

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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 01:00

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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VIDEO: Miranda Hart: 'Can I just be an actress?'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:29
Miranda Hart and Melissa McCarthy talk to BBC Breakfast about their new film Spy, and being a woman in Hollywood.

Kingfisher lifted by reform progress

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:24
The FTSE 100 opens lower, but shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher rise after it says it is proceeding with its revamp plan "at pace".

BB King honoured with procession

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:09
Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.

Tate & Lyle profits fall amid revamp

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:01
Sugar and sweetener maker Tate & Lyle reports a drop in full-year profits, as the company undergoes a major restructuring.

Tracy Morgan settles crash lawsuit

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:01
Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan is settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.

Hull wins the Turner Prize for 2017

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 00:00
Hull is chosen to host the final of contemporary art's biggest competition, the Turner Prize, in the year it will be the City of of Culture.

Khan denies Mayweather distraction

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:58
Amir Khan is not distracted from Friday's bout with Chris Algieri in New York by a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Children's favourite words revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:55
Gran and wee are among Scottish children's most popular words, according to analysis of entries to a short story competition.

Their Life In A Refugee Camp Might Be Better Than Life Back At Home

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:30

In the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled war and found a new home — and new opportunities — in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.

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The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:29

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

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VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:26
The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.

Rinehart loses family trust battle

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:26
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.

Barman guilty over 56-shot death

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:20
A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.

VIDEO: US army sent live anthrax to labs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:14
Defence officials in the US say the military has mistakenly sent samples of live anthrax to research laboratories in America and South Korea.

Boxing is a weird career - Mitchell

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:57
Talented East End boxer Kevin Mitchell who "lived like a monk" before booze derailed his career has another shot at a world title.

UK car production falls in April

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:56
UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.

VIDEO: UK 'colluded with NI paramilitaries'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:51
A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed UK authorities were working in collusion with paramilitaries during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.