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Bridge set for World Heritage status

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 22:20
The Forth Bridge is set to become Scotland's sixth Unesco World Heritage Site at a meeting of the UN's heritage committee in Germany.

Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 22:16
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks into what's behind Japan's high suicide statistics.

Weather warnings across Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 21:19
Wales could be set for heavy rain and thunderstorms on Friday, the Met Office warns.

Silence to remember Tunisia victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 21:18
Communities across Wales will join others around the UK to hold a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Tunisia beach attack.

S Korea to pump $10bn into economy

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 21:11
South Korea will inject billions of dollars into its economy as it continues to struggle with falling exports and the outbreak of Mers.

NHS to reveal missed appointment cost

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 20:55
Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Rivals to rally as Greek vote looms

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 20:03
The rival "Yes" and "No" camps in Greece are set to hold major rallies in Athens ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on a bailout deal.

Meeting the man behind Mr Tumble

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 19:58
So, Mr Tumble, don't you get sick of being so cheerful?

Silence to be held for Tunisia dead

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 18:34
A minute's silence is to be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people killed in the Tunisian beach attack a week ago, including 30 Britons.

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:58
A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.

NHS 'lags behind other nations'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:25
The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.

Health check for the NHS - how well is the service performing?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:25
International comparisons are notoriously difficult with healthcare - different models and variable data quality can complicate the task. But Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have had a bash.

Malaysia pushes for MH17 tribunal

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:19
Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.

Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:56
A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.

Airbus plans new China plant

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:49
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.

Pre-pay energy users 'paid £226 more'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:36
Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.

REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:30

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Why insects are marvels of engineering

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:27
High-speed video reveals how insects take to the air

Oceans face 'acidification crisis'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:21
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Sniffing could provide autism test

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 16:17
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.