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VIDEO: Exploring seven decades of kids' TV

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:43
A new exhibition in Coventry has been opened to explore children's television produced in the UK over the last 70 years.

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:43

Photographer David Jay says, "I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them."

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On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The Markers

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:39

In a Boston neighborhood, WBUR's Steve Brown seeks out the story of a Marine honored by one of the many markers throughout the city that commemorates sacrifice in war.

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 23:37

The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.

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VIDEO: What's the future of high street banks?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:54
The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on whether there is still a need for banks to have a high street presence, as people can access their account and perform most of their transactions online or over the phone.

Japan shares at 15-year high on data

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:44
Japanese shares close at a 15-year high after data showed the country's trade account fell into a deficit in April, but was still better than expected.

Australian jailed for raping tourist

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:22
An Australian man who imprisoned a Dutch backpacker in a hotel room for six weeks, repeatedly raping and beating her, is jailed for 17 years.

Air experts examine Irish crash site

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:13
Air crash investigators are examining the scene of a crash in which two men were killed in the Republic of Ireland.

Israel ex-PM given prison sentence

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:06
The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison in a corruption trial.

VIDEO: Cunard shipping marks 175 years

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:05
Three famous ocean liners are meeting in Liverpool on Monday, for a majestic display to mark the 175th anniversary of the shipping line Cunard.

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 22:01

Juan Pablo Montoya held off fellow Team Penske racer Will Power to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. He first won at the Brickyard 15 years ago. Power finished second.

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VIDEO: Anti-austerity votes shake Spain

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 21:41
The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.

Same-sex marriage calls for NI

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 21:32
The yes result in the same-sex marriage referendum in the Republic of Ireland leads to calls for its introduction in Northern Ireland.

Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 21:20
There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers

Capitol Police: Pressure Cooker In Suspicious Vehicle Destroyed

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-24 20:49

A bomb squad destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday on the National Mall and the vehicle's owner was arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 20:16
A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 20:04
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".

Hunt for stab deaths suspect goes on

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 19:56
The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner in Oxfordshire enters its second day.

Malaysia concern over migrant graves

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 19:52
Malaysian PM Najib Razak vows to find those responsible for people-smuggling, after mass graves of suspected migrants are found in the country.

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-24 19:40
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.