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Pregnancy death care 'substandard'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:50
A sheriff has ruled the death of a pregnant woman might have been avoided if she had been seen by a consultant after she was admitted to hospital with chest pains.

At Toronto City Hall, Yet Another Chaotic Scene Involving Rob Ford

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:49

Reporters tried to press Ford on details of newly released court documents. He didn't answer questions; instead he charged toward his office.

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NHS complaints system 'too complex'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:47
Healthwatch England says more than 70 organisations are involved in the process for dealing with complaints about the NHS and social care.

VIDEO: Pupils build and fly microlight

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:44
Pupils from schools in Stroud build their own microlight and fly it successfully.

Three trapped on balcony by fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:39
Three people are rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped on a third-storey balcony.

VIDEO: Zuma rebuked for home upgrade

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:37
South Africa's top corruption fighter has said President Jacob Zuma "benefited unduly" from using state money to improve his rural residence.

What now for retirement income?

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:34
What will changes mean for your retirement income?

Garthmania hits Ireland

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:32
Why is Ireland so fanatical about this country music singer?

The archaeologist of African vinyl

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:26
The German DJ hunting for hidden hoards of 70s music

VIDEO: Will US resist Nymphomaniac's allure?

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:18
The first half of the two-part sexually explicit film Nymphomaniac opens in the US this week.

Ethiopia's thriving fashion designers

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:15
Ethiopia's thriving clothes firms aim to fashion global sales

Puerto Rico seeks advice from public

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:09
The government of Puerto Rico calls on its citizens to submit their proposals on ways to revive the struggling economy.

Giant snakes have 'homing instinct'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:08
Burmese pythons have map and compass senses which help them travel "home" over vast distances, scientists in Florida are surprised to discover.

Commuters 'like choosing GP practice'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:06
A pilot scheme allowing patients to see a GP outside the area where they live has proved popular with commuters, a pilot scheme in Greater Manchester, Nottingham and Westminster finds.

Larry Page on Google's smart future

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:04
Larry Page has been talking about privacy, government surveillance and Google's robotic future at the Ted conference.

VIDEO: Madeleine police seek lone intruder

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:01
Police probing Madeleine McCann's disappearance are seeking an intruder who sexually assaulted five girls in Portugal between 2004 and 2006.

'Shrapnel' risk to Moon missions

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 15:53
The "shrapnel" generated by small space rocks that periodically hit the Moon may pose a larger risk to lunar missions than was previously believed.

'Chicken from hell' dinosaur discovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 15:50
US scientists announce the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, which offers further clues to how the great beasts became extinct 66 million years ago.

L'Wren Scott death ruled suicide

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 15:47
The death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, girlfriend to Sir Mick Jagger, is officially ruled a suicide by New York City authorities.

Ukraine 'planning Crimea withdrawal'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 15:45
Ukraine is drawing up a plan to withdraw soldiers and their families from the Crimea region, the security chief in Kiev says.

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