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VIDEO: Jolie: Action must follow summit

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:27
Angelina Jolie has told the BBC that governments around the world can no longer ignore sexual violence in conflict and must begin to tackle the issue.

McCanns' hope 'reinforced' by search

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:22
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann say the fact that recent searches found no trace of their daughter reinforces their belief she could still be alive.

Mayall 'suffered cardiac event'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:22
Rik Mayall's wife says the comedian "suffered an acute cardiac event" before his death, after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

VIDEO: Dutch discounter sets sights on UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:19
Budget-conscious shoppers in London are facing a greater choice for their pound with the arrival of Dutch retailer Hema's first UK branch.

Victim's mum wants drugs legalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:13
The mother of a 15-year-old girl says her daughter "wanted to get high, not die", as she calls for drugs to be legalised following her daughter's inquest.

Court backs Monaco love child story

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:08
The European Court of Human Rights defends Paris-Match magazine for revealing that Monaco's Prince Albert II had a love child in 2005.

Great Barrier Reef 'improving'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:07
Pollution at the Great Barrier Reef is falling, Australian ministers say, as they seek to convince the UN's cultural agency not to downgrade the site.

New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:05

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.

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VIDEO: Mother calls for drugs legalisation

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:02
The mother of a 15-year-old daughter who died after taking ecstasy has called for drugs to be legalised and regulated.

Fourth woman hanged in Indian state

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:00
A teenager is found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.

Platini withdraws Blatter support

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:58
Uefa president Michel Platini will no longer support his Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter at next year's election.

Firefighters staging 24-hour strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:48
Firefighters in England and Wales are taking part in a 24-hour walk-out, the longest strike so far in the continuing row over their pensions.

Third man dies after M4 van crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:43
A third man dies days after a crash on the M4 in Wiltshire.

'Brain dead' US teen to get diploma

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:39
A California teenager declared brain dead after a routine operation went wrong will receive an honourary diploma from her school, her family says.

Fully secret terror trial blocked

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:22
An unprecedented attempt to hold the first ever completely secret criminal trial in the UK is blocked by the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Can Australian slang survive?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:21
A new generation of Australians is coining fewer slang expressions and borrowing more from abroad, but author Kathy Lette says the vernacular will survive.

Tate gallery gifted Cy Twombly works

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:16
Tate is gifted works, thought to be valued in the region of £50m, by the late American artist Cy Twombly.

Super-size schools in population surge

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:14
There are more super-size primary schools and over-sized infant classes as the school population rises

Medal hope Stanford out of Games

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:12
Triathlon world champion Non Stanford is "devastated" as an ankle injury rules her out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Ban teams for racism - Fifa official

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 06:10
Teams should be kicked out of the World Cup if fans or players commit racist offences, says Fifa's anti-discrimination chief.
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