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Israel's ex-PM jailed for six years

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:44
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is sentenced to six years in prison for bribery in one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country's history.

Christopher Columbus Ship The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:43

The ship sank in 1492 after hitting reefs off the Haitian coast. Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he's working with Haiti's government to carry out an archaeological excavation of the wreck.

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Emotions stirred in 'divided Russia'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:26
Powerful feelings of pride and patriotism are stirring in Russia

Legal complaint filed against GCHQ

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:18
Privacy campaigners are seeking to stop UK intelligence service GCHQ using "unlawful hacking" to help its surveillance efforts.

VIDEO: EPP 'top priority to create new Europe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:13
The top priority for the 4 Freedoms Party in European elections is to "create a new Europe", says leader Dirk Hazell.

Police savings 'need clarification'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:07
More information on the money saved by merging Scotland's eight police forces is needed, a Holyrood inquiry says.

Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 06:06

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it's likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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Abducted Nigerian girls 'recognised'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:56
Relatives and friends of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls identify some of them from a video released by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Five facts about #BringBackOurGirls

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:50
Three million tweets - and four other stats on the trend

Jordan envoy free after Libya kidnap

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:44
Jordan's ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, is freed after being abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, last month.

Boston College to be sued over tapes

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:26
Boston College is to be sued by former paramilitaries who contributed to an oral history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Group Says There's 'Strong Evidence' Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:16

Meanwhile, a defector has handed the U.S. government 11,000 pictures the opposition says shows systematic torture. France is pushing for President Bashar Assad to be tried for war crimes.

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Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:03

A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.

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Flintoff in talks over T20 comeback

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:58
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is in discussions with Lancashire over a comeback in this season's Twenty20 Blast.

Day in pictures: 13 May 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:52
News photos from past 24 hours: 13 May

Google Must Delete Personal Data When Asked, European Court Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:43

The case started when a Spanish man was irked that a 1998 notice about his home being repossessed was still online. Privacy advocates are welcoming a win for the "right to be forgotten."

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Court backs 'right to be forgotten'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:40
A top EU court rules Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in an important test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".

Ukraine vote 'crucial' in crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:37
Germany's foreign minister says Ukraine's presidential election on 25 May will be "crucial" in bringing the country out of its current crisis.

Blasphemy charge for Pakistan lawyers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:26
Pakistani police charge 68 lawyers with blasphemy in what is thought to be the biggest ever case of its kind in the country.

Scoutmaster jailed for sex attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:25
A former scoutmaster who admitted 26 sex offences against boys during the 1960s and 1970s is jailed for 12 years.
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