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Co-op 'let down' by mismanagement

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:46
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group blames past mismanagement of the organisation for the problems it has faced.

Man's hand reattached after accident

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:33
A man who cut off his own hand with a circular saw in a DIY accident regains the use of it after surgery.

VIDEO: Missing Lennon letter prompts movie

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:30
The film about a letter to a folk singer from John Lennon which never arrived.

Gerrard will make a 'great manager'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:20
Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says Steven Gerrard will make a "great manager" when he retires from playing.

90,000 expected at Balmoral Show

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:17
The annual Balmoral Show is expected to attract 90,000 people over three days starting on Wednesday.

'Turbulent time' for social services

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:15
Newport's social services department has experienced a "period of great turbulence" over the past year, a report says.

Facebook tightens its grip on news

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:14
The social media giant is moving to make it even easier to access news articles.

Over 1,000 from NI on 'suckers list'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 21:08
Trading Standards warns more than 1,000 people from Northern Ireland that their names are on a so-called "suckers list" compiled by international fraudsters.

VIDEO: Amtrak train eyewitness: 'I heard a bang'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 20:10
A passenger train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, officials in the US city say.

Embryo engineering 'a moral duty'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 19:09
It would be unethical and a "sin of omission" to prevent the genetic engineering of embryos, a leading scientist has argued.

Jeb Bush Backtracks On Iraq, Says He 'Interpreted The Question Wrong, I Guess'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 19:09

Jeb Bush is walking back comments he made on Iraq that he would have authorized the invasion even knowing what we know now. But he later said he actually doesn't know what he would have done.

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Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 19:03
An Amtrak train travelling from Washington to New York has derailed in Philadelphia, injuring a number of people, reports say.

Doctors urged to stop 'over-treating'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 19:02
Doctors' leaders launch a campaign to stop medics "over-treating" their patients with unnecessary tests and treatments.

Is memory needed in a digital age?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:50
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?

The school for children others excluded

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:35
The school for children others deemed too difficult

The dogs with two jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:29
The guide dog that detects seizures before they happen

Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:25
Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

Could a UK politician ever vow to bring down house prices?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:24
Will a politician ever vow to bring down house prices?

Australia election may come early

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:05
In the wake of a stimulatory budget, Australia's opposition parties prepare for an election as early as this year, though PM Tony Abbott rules it out.

Amtrak Train Derails, Cars Roll In Philadelphia; Injuries Reported

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:59

The train, on its way from Washington to New York, went off the rails late Tuesday.

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