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Can you reduce sugar in food without anyone noticing?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:03
Can you reduce sugar in food without anyone noticing?

2 Biker Rallies: One White, One Black — One 'Badass,' The Other, Just 'Bad'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:48

A pair of motorcycle rallies in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — one black, one white — tell us a lot about who gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to biker culture.

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The amazing elephant selfie. But is it a world first?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:46
Thai elephant stuns tourist with stolen 'elfie'

Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:37
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Fan's dog eats play-off tickets

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:36
A football fan is left in a panic after his dog eats his tickets for Monday's Championship play-off final.

A Wedding And A Challenge: Lebanese Couples Fight For Civil Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:34

No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.

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A Wedding And A Challenge: Lebanese Couples Fight For Civil Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:33

No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.

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FA to raise girls' football age limit

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:23
The FA is to raise the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams from 16 to 18.

Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months Before Cause Of Calif. Spill Found

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:04

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.

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VIDEO: 'Risk to life' from Wembley bomb

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:58
Homes and businesses are evacuated after builders uncover an unexploded Second World War bomb near Wembley Stadium in north London.

Eiffel Tower shut over pickpocketing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:58
Staff working at the Eiffel Tower in Paris close down the iconic attraction in protest over a surge in pickpocketing gangs who roam in its area.

SQA calms 'impossible' exam fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
Scotland's exams body seeks to calm fears that pupils will be disadvantaged by a Higher maths paper which candidates claim was impossible.

AUDIO: Cotton broadcasts last Radio 1 show

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
DJ Fearne Cotton has broadcast her final show on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the station, and six at the helm of the mid-morning show.

Trans player claims discrimination

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:48
Organisers of a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia is accused of discriminating against a transgender man.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:47
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Nepal survivors face uncertain future

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:38
Reporter Yalda Hakim has travelled to Nepal to meet survivors struggling in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:37
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:32
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.

Islamic State Reportedly Seizes Last Syria-Iraq Border Crossing

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:04

The checkpoint at al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, has been seized, according to a British-based monitoring group that says ISIS fighters now control half of Syria.

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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:03

Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.

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