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Janner claim investigated in Scotland

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 19:06
Police in Scotland are understood to be investigating claims that Labour peer Lord Janner abused a boy there in the 1970s.

Two charged over disabled man murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 18:49
Two men are due in court charged with the murder of a 24-year-old man with learning difficulties.

S Korea reports new Mers death

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 18:40
A seventh person dies after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, as the number of infections nears 100.

Gurkhas to mark 200 years of service

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 18:22
Hundreds of Gurkhas will take part in a pageant to mark 200 years of service to the British Crown, with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in attendance.

'Angola Three' inmate to be released

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 18:09
A US judge orders the release of an inmate who has been in solitary confinement for 43 years - the last imprisoned member of the "Angola Three" group.

MPs to begin debate on EU vote bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 18:09
Legislation paving the way for a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the European Union is to be debated by MPs for the first time.

Union members to quiz Labour contenders

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 17:30
Labour's five leadership contenders will be questioned by union members on Tuesday at a hustings organised by the GMB.

Nuclear base warned over safety

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 17:13
Devonport naval base, which services Britain's nuclear submarine fleet, is warned of legal action amid a series of safety breaches.

Murderer resolute in appeal 'fight'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 17:10
A convicted murderer recently released from prison says he is determined to "fight" for justice, believing his case was flawed by a crooked detective.

E-cigarettes: The debate gets cloudier

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 17:08
Wales is getting tough on e-cigarettes. Is this a good example of devolution or simply confusing for the public?

E-cigs face Welsh public places ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 16:46
People will be banned from using e-cigarettes in places like restaurants, pubs and at work in Wales, under new public health laws being unveiled.

Thousands Who Bet On American Pharoah Are Keeping The Tickets

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 16:44

Instead of turning in a $2 ticket that would pay $3.80 for American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes, most people who bought them are stashing them away.

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As MERS Outbreak Surges, Genetic Tests Show Virus Hasn't Mutated

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-08 16:38

So the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea is probably due to other factors, such as a delayed response to the outbreak and poor infection control at hospitals.

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More people offered heart risk test

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 16:37
More people in England are to be offered a simple test to check if they are at increased genetic risk of heart disease.

Students 'cannot text and learn'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 16:06
Students distracted with mobile phone messages are not learning as effectively, says research.

Child dental scheme 'saves NHS £5m'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 15:35
A scheme to improve children's dental health is saving almost £5m a year in treatment costs, the public health minister says.

The complicated history of bribing

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 15:34
Where does the word 'bribe' come from?

Greenhouse gas emission figures due

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 15:34
Details of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions are to be published, with the country widely expected to have missed its target for the fourth year in a row.

German student awarded doctorate aged 102

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 15:32
Woman denied by Nazis awarded doctorate aged 102

'Trust me, I'm a chief executive'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-08 15:29
Why bosses need to rebuild trust