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Top panel to give EC science advice

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:00
A high level group of scientists is to be recruited to provide independent advice to the European Commission, replacing the former role of the chief scientific advisor.

Macedonia resignations amid scandal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:54
Macedonia's prime minister accepts the resignation of two ministers and his head of intelligence amid a scandal over alleged phone-tapping.

Yeung loses money-laundering appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:28
Carson Yeung, the former chairman of Birmingham City, loses an appeal against his conviction for money laundering.

Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:22

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.

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Free mobile data plans coming to UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:18
A US firm is to extend its free mobile data, voice and text offering to the UK from July this year.

VIDEO: Neighbour retrieved severed hand

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:01
A man who cut his own hand off in a DIY accident involving a circular saw praises his neighbours for their help.

Ashley wants £5m Rangers loan back

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:00
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wants Rangers' board to call an extraordinary meeting and repay his £5m loan.

Jeremy Thorpe police inquiry probed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:54
Avon and Somerset Police ask another force to examine its handling of the investigation into whether the former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe had ordered the murder of a former lover.

Japan firms recall 6.5 million cars

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:50
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

Is memory needed in a digital age?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:35
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?

VIDEO: World record ruby sells for $30m

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:29
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction.

Pakistan gunmen 'kill 40' on bus

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:05
More than 40 people have been killed and dozens injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in Karachi, reports say.

French economic growth picks up

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:02
France's economy grew at its fastest rate in nearly two years in the three months to the end of March, official figures show.

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