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Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:59

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

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Thousands attend Venezuela march

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:42
Thousands of Venezuelans have marched through the streets of Caracas to call for the release of opposition leaders and for the date for elections to be set.

Man shot dead near Singapore summit

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:23
Singapore police say they have shot dead one man and detained two others close to the Shangri-La hotel where world defence ministers are meeting.

Rail strike talks to enter third day

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:19
Talks aimed at averting a national strike by Network Rail workers in a dispute over pay are due to enter a third day.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:10
The week's big numbers visualised.

How does black hair reflect black history?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:08
How does black hair reflect black history?

The quiet power of courtesy

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:04
Should everyone start showing more courtesy?

Spinal cord injury cancer drug hope

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:44
A group of drugs being trialled for cancer could also be used to make nerves regrow and treat spinal cord injuries, a study in mice suggests.

Concern over Thai murder trial

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:37
Lawyers for the men charged with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand say they are concerned key evidence will not be re-examined before trial.

'Meteorite thieves' held by police

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:27
Police in Argentina arrest four men who appear to have been trying to steal more than a tonne of meteorites in the northern province of Chaco.

The ethical minefield of body fat

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:09
We should accept and respect people of all shapes and sizes but are we also normalising obesity, asks Rob Broomby.

VIDEO: Charlie Charlie, a lesbian kiss and more trends of the week

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:08
Charlie Charlie, a lesbian kiss and more trends of the week

'Named person' campaign steps up

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:05
Opponents of plans to appoint a "named person" for every child in Scotland step up their campaign ahead of legal action.

EU membership 'vital for jobs'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:01
Membership of the EU is vital to Scottish jobs and the economy, Nicola Sturgeon will tell an audience in Brussels later this week.

Canadians urge dress code fairness

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:00
Canadian students unite against dress code

Health stories on front pages - and more on Fifa

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 15:41
The Sunday papers follow a number of health leads while Fifa coverage rumbles on.

Brook beats Gavin to defend title

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 15:32
Kell Brook stops Frankie Gavin to retain his IBF welterweight title, while Anthony Joshua secures an impressive win.

Fastest women's 100m of year in US

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 15:23
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Murielle Ahoure run the joint-fastest 100m time of the season in the Diamond League.

European anger at Russian blacklist

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 15:21
The EU responds angrily to Russia's entry ban against 89 European politicians and top officials, calling the blacklist "arbitrary and unjustified".

'Bogus' nurse running Botox clinic

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 15:18
A bogus nurse is running a cosmetic clinic offering Botox and dermal filler treatments, according to a BBC investigation.