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The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:29

This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.

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World Cup: Pick your greatest XI

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:27
Pick your favourite team from our selection of the greatest players in the history of the World Cup.

Brazilian currency supplies run low

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:17
Two key suppliers of travel money have run out of Brazilian Reals just one week ahead of the start of the World Cup, 5live learns.

US military jet crashes into homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:09
A US military Harrier jet crashes into homes in Imperial, southern California, with no serious injuries reported.

Feed firm 'saddened' by baby death

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:07
The manufacturer of a hospital feed "strongly linked" to the death of one baby and illness of 14 others says it is "saddened" by what has happened.

VIDEO: Thalidomide victims launch legal action

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:03
Thalidomide victims have launched legal action against the drug's manufacturer and distributor 50 years after it was prescribed to their mothers

Stressed teachers at 'breaking point'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 23:01
Scotland's teachers "are at breaking point" over increased workloads and the new qualifications, a union warns.

Thames Water to pay £86m settlement

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:39
Thames Water has agreed to pay a package worth £86m to customers after it mis-reported sewer flooding data in 2010, regulator Ofwat says.

England's workhorse with the heart of a lion

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:34
After defeating dyslexia and vanquishing lactic acid, England captain Chris Robshaw will not fear world champions New Zealand, writes Tom Fordyce.

VIDEO: Police probe patient hospital death

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:32
Ten members of staff have been suspended and police are investigating following the death of an elderly hospital patient.

Montana Judge To Be Censured Over Rape Comments

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:32

A judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" faces public censure and suspension without pay for his misconduct in the case, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.

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Hodgson 'sounds a grumpy old man' on Barkley

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:28
Ross Barkley is a rare talent who deserves praise, says BBC Sport's Phil McNulty, after criticism from England boss Hodgson.

Bergdahl's Hometown Scraps Celebration Amid Uproar

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:21

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds — both for and against the soldier.

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ECB set for rate cut to boost growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:13
The European Central Bank is widely predicted to slash its interest rates on Thursday, as the economic recovery in the eurozone continues to be lacklustre

VIDEO: G7 talks take place in Brussels

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 22:05
The leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations meeting in Brussels have said they are prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not help restore stability to eastern Ukraine.

China and US in spat over Tiananmen

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:59
China says it has lodged "solemn representations" with the US after the White House urged it to account for the Tiananmen massacre.

Schools join pupils' health study

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:57
Cardiff researchers are to draw up "health profiles" of 70 secondary schools in Wales on factors ranging from pupils' smoking and obesity to exercise and sleep.

The hidden colours inside volcanoes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:55
Hidden colours in volcanic rocks spewed from the Earth

'Alternate vision' sought on climate

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:53
Four hundred legislators from 66 countries as diverse as China, Mongolia and Slovenia are taking part in a summit billed as offering a "new vision" for an international climate agreement.

Risk posed by China mountain removal

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 21:50
China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.
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