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Job loss at baby ashes crematorium

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:56
A senior member of staff at an Aberdeen crematorium being investigated over its handling of baby ashes loses his job.

Driver in 30ft cliff edge rescue

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:56
A woman is rescued after her car was left hanging over a cliff edge - with a 30ft drop below.

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Beijing and Cairo

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:55
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in different parts of the world.

VIDEO: Tim Vine wins 'funniest joke' award

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:41
Comedian Tim Vine talks to BBC Breakfast about winning the funniest joke at Edinburgh festival and why he thinks being funny 'isn't rocket science'.

AUDIO: MP's concern at BBC Cliff raid 'tip-off'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:33
A former policing minister says he is concerned that the BBC knew in advance about the recent raid on one of Sir Cliff Richard's homes in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

Jeeves and Wooster shows cancelled

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:32
The Jeeves and Wooster stage show, Perfect Nonsense, cuts short a West End run that had been planned to take it into 2015.

Police 'breach social media rules'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:05
Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, an investigation reveals.

'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:00

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:50
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.

Capaldi: Doctor 'not yet in place'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:41
New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.

Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:18
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.

Bank 'double billed late customers'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:03
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

India cancels talks with Pakistan

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:57
India cancels a meeting with Pakistan, after Pakistan's envoy consults Kashmiri separatist leaders.

World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:42

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:38

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:36

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:34

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:32
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.

Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:13
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.

Ex-enterprise chiefs clash on pound

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:07
Two former heads of Scottish Enterprise are due to outline opposing views on the currency of an independent Scotland.
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