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Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 01:26
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.

Rodgers expects Sterling to stay

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 01:21
Brendan Rodgers says he expects Raheem Sterling to see through the remaining two years of his contract.

Live WW2 bomb poses 'risk to life'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 01:17
An 110lb unexploded World War Two bomb found by builders near Wembley Stadium poses a "risk to life", the Army says.

AMs will receive a £10,000 pay rise

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 01:17
The basic salary for assembly members in Wales will rise from £54,000 to £64,000 in 2016, it is confirmed.

Colombia strike kills 18 Farc rebels

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 01:10
At least 18 members of the Farc rebel group die in an army raid - the deadliest attack since air raids resumed last month.

'Fire crash' man taken to hospital

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 00:49
A man aged 30 is taken to hospital after a serious crash on the A90 near Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire.

Luiz dismisses 'virgin' reports

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 00:38
Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz accuses the media of a lack of respect after dismissing reports he is a virgin.

VIDEO: 'I thought a bomb had gone off'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 00:34
Caroline Knott from Ramsgate tells the BBC how the Kent earthquake woke her up.

VIDEO: Player's tears at basketball plight

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 00:23
GB basketball player Azania Stewart breaks down in tears as she discusses the future of the women's game, ahead of the 2015 EuroBasket in Hungary.

Report into cover-up rape claims due

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:58
A review into how Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service handled allegations of rape and a cover-up will be published later.

In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:57

Midwest and Southwest states struggle with an influx of heroin being sold for cheap by Mexican cartels. In one community, a spike in heroin-related deaths has everyone on high alert.

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Census Reveals Universe Of Marine Microbes At Bottom Of The Food Chain

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:55

The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

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The Big Weekend lands in Norwich!

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:55
Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Muse and Rudimental head to East Anglia for Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:55

An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.

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Uneasy Rider: The Origins Of Motorcycle Gangs And How They Remain A Force

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:51

Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR that soldiers returning from World War II formed biker gangs, which became infamous during a 1947 riot.

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Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:50

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.

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Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:43
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.

Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:33
Ireland, Poland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.

The dangerous alternative to cannabis

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:20
Why is the legal high more dangerous than cannabis?

Nationwide's profits rise 54% to £1bn

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 22:21
Nationwide building society reports a 54% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £1.04bn as it regains its position as the UK's second-largest mortgage lender.

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