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S Korea ferry trial hears evidence

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:15
A South Korean court begins hearing evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:39

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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Superheroes with a difference

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:33
When Batgirl got shot and other comic book stories

A Bear On The Loose In Washington

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:32

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:31

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:28

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:27

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:26

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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War poets' battle restaged in wood

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:20
The trenches of World War One are recreated in a Monmouthshire wood in an open-air play marking the centenary of the conflict.

Peer in £2m 'repossession farce'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:17
Police are investigating the attempted "repossession" of items worth £2m from the family seat of celebrity peer Lord Brocket.

Bannockburn 700th anniversary marked

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:10
Events are being held to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, fought on 23 and 24 June, 1314.

Lung cancer awareness campaign call

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:07
Lung cancer campaigners call on health officials to warn people to look out for symptoms of the biggest cancer killer in Wales.

Jail fails to improve violence risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:02
HMP Winchester has not improved sufficiently since a previous damning report, the prisons watchdog finds.

UK teenager was 'radicalised by imam'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:57
The father of a Briton who travelled to Syria tells the BBC he believes his son was radicalised by an imam at a UK mosque.

VIDEO: Red Arrows still flying high at 50

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:45
Tim Muffett meets the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, in their 50th display season.

Two Britons killed in Turkey crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:45
Two Britons have been killed and two more are in hospital after a "jeep safari accident" in Turkey, the Foreign Office says.

VIDEO: Cardiff to Syria: Journey to extremism

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:40
Security services estimate 500 young Britons have left the UK to fight for the militant Islamists, so where does their journey to extremism begin?

Iraq key refinery 'seized by rebels'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:38
Sunni rebels in Iraq say they have fully captured the country's largest oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad, after days of heavy fighting.

Fee-paying schools doubt Wales GCSEs

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:15
Fee-paying schools in Wales looks set to follow the new GCSE courses for England next year, fearing those set in Wales "lack credibility", BBC Wales learns.

Tasmania forest to remain protected

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 22:10
An Australian request to revoke the World Heritage Site status of part of the ancient Tasmanian forest to allow logging is rejected by a Unesco committee.
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