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VIDEO: The blind art of conducting a choir

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:16
Can blind people be taught to conduct a choir with meaningful gestures that the singers understand?

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:00
Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

Santiago rail crash families want answers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:56
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster

RNLI warns of rise in coastal deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:52
A total of 167 people lost their lives off the UK coastline last year - the highest number since 2010 - the RNLI says.

VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader admits Russia links

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:47
The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.

Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:16
Eight places in Europe that also want independence

Four suicides at 'crisis' prison

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:04
A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report.

Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:58
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.

Paracetamol for back pain questioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:55
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:54

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.

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'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:38
The government has a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs warn, while ministers say the issue is treated "extremely seriously".

The pros can wait, says London 2012 champion Adams

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:15
Olympic history making boxer Nicola Adams wants a Commonwealth Games gold to complete her medal set, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs.

VIDEO: Queen laughs off Glasgow baton hitch

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:09
Prince Imran of Malaysia, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, struggles to open the Commonwealth baton before the 2014 Glasgow Games are officially opened by The Queen.

Warning over NHS trust finances

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:04
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:04

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

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Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:02
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections

VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:01
Why one year after Apollo 11, most Americans couldn't name Neil Armstrong as the first man on the moon. We spoke to Matthew Tribbe, author of No Requiem for the Space Age.

Scottish coastal waters see 39 deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:00
A total of 39 people died in accidents around Scotland's coast last year, RNLI Scotland reveals.

VIDEO: How to build and fly your own drone

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:00
Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.

The rise of solo dining

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:00
The restaurants that love solo diners
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