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Poundland sales up as chain expands

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:53
Discount retailer Poundland reports nearly £1bn in annual sales and suggests it could double its store presence in the UK.

Animal attack theory in Kenya deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:33
An inquest into the deaths of an Essex couple in Kenya hears their injuries were consistent with an animal attack.

VIDEO: Global food waste in eight numbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:27
How a third of global food is wasted – as millions starve

Eating disorders unit call for Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:23
There are calls for a specialist eating disorders unit to be set up in Wales as the number of patients needing hospital treatment for problems continues to rise.

For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:14

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius trial continues

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:12
Coverage of murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumes in South Africa

An Uncertain Future Of The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:09

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

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Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:08

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

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With Dirt And A Vision, Palestinian Architects Break The Mold

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:07

In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.

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Hundreds in zero-hours council jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:56
Councils in the West are criticised for employing hundreds of staff on zero-hours contracts following a BBC Freedom of Information request.

Housing 'biggest risk' to economy

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:54
Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe says the UK housing market poses the "biggest risk" to the UK economy.

NHS plan 'a recipe for disaster'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:42
Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.

Police apology for wrongful arrest

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:36
A pensioner receives £9,000 and an apology from Wiltshire Police after being unlawfully arrested and held in a cell for seven hours.

'I need to improve my game and work hard'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:31
'I must work out how to get back to my very best'

British Library to show Declaration

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:17
Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.

Lynette police probe: No misconduct

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:04
A major investigation into the failings of South Wales Police following the murder of a Cardiff prostitute 26 years ago finds no criminal conduct.

VIDEO: The Masai who insist on cutting their girls

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:01
The BBC's Anne Soy in Kenya travels to a Masai meeting where different generations of women meet to discuss their conflicting views on female genital mutilation (FGM).
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