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VIDEO: Disabled badge abuse 'doubled'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 23:31
Blue badge fraud prosecutions have doubled over three years, figures from English councils have revealed.

VIDEO: 'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 22:35
Fossilised bones of dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth has been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.

UK-born 'extremist' and immigration 'scandal' - the front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 21:24
The case of a Briton alleged to be a Boko Haram bomb-maker and a couple of "scandals" in the UK's immigration system are among the topics examined by Saturday's newspapers.

Iraq Inquiry faces further obstacles

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 21:17
A crucial step in the procedure for publishing the long-delayed report of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War has yet to start, the BBC understands.

Apple and Google settle patent row

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 19:31
Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google agree to dismiss lawsuits they have brought against each other over technology patents.

Villagers in 'royal' property row

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 18:40
A row is brewing between residents and mystery buyers who have bought six multi-million pound houses on an exclusive estate.

Top 10 tips for hosting Woman's Hour

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 18:01
How to make it as a host of Woman's Hour

Euro elections: Finding a match

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 17:09
The online toys trying to make your EU vote easier

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:50
A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina is the largest animal ever to walk the Earth, palaeontologists say.

Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:33

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.

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Ethnic diversity in France's National Front

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:08
Why France's National Front has black and Arab supporters

Record Flooding In Balkans Destroys Communities

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:08

It's the worst flooding in Bosnia and Serbia in at least 120 years, triggering dozens of landslides and killing several people.

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Colombia and Farc reach drug deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 16:03
The government of Colombia and the Farc rebel group agree on a plan to deal with the illegal drug trade, at peace negotiations in Cuba.

UK told to hand over jailed Afghans

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:49
The Afghan government orders the UK to hand over detainees held in military jails in Helmand and Kandahar.

Blue badge fraud prosecutions double

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:47
Prosecutions of blue badge fraud have doubled over the course of three years, new figures from English councils reveal.

Missing man's family stage march

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:45
The family and friends of a missing man from Glenrothes stage a march in the town to try to jog people's memories about his disappearance.

VIDEO: 'Land invasion' near Brazil stadium

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:43
With less than a month to go before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the government is facing fresh protests from various groups, including families who have invaded land within sight of the stadium.

Brazil 2014 dengue risk predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:37
Scientists develop an "early warning system" to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup.

A brief history of plastic

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:19
A brief history of plastic, from the Middle Ages onwards

The man who fired a torpedo down a High Street

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:16
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a man who fired a torpedo down a High Street.
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