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China returns passport to Ai Weiwei

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:33
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has his passport returned to him after more than four years.

Ceremony for Jean Charles de Menezes

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:28
Family members pay tribute to Jean Charles de Menezes at the Tube station where he was shot dead by police 10 years ago.

SA masterpiece found in London flat

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:17
A painting by a renowned South African artist, auctioned to help fund Nelson Mandela's legal defence in the 1960s, is rediscovered in a London flat.

Irish president warns of extremism

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:12
The Irish president warns of the dangers of radicalisation on a visit to a peace centre dedicated to the memory of two IRA bomb victims.

Bank of England rates vote unanimous

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:10
Bank of England policymakers were unanimous in holding UK rates at 0.5% this month, but "a number" noted rising inflation risks.

Hamilton: I will carry Jules with me

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:08
Lewis Hamilton says he will carry Jules Bianchi in his thoughts after the funeral of the French F1 driver took place in Nice.

TB vaccinations 'showing results'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:02
Measures against the spread of TB in cattle are starting to show results, the chief veterinary officer for Wales says.

After Four Years, Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Gets His Passport Back

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:01

Authorities had seized Ai's passport in apparent retaliation for his social and political work. Ai's work is often fiercely critical of the Chinese government.

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PODCAST: Banking in Cuba

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-07-22 03:00

There is word today that a bank in Florida has set up a direct link with a bank in Havannah. It's called a correspondent deal, and we'll talk about how it will improve banking between Cuba and the U.S. And an advocacy group in Chicago is tackling a problem affecting transgender people: how to find businesses and service providers that are not just friendly, but understanding of their needs. 

Arrests as £70m cocaine haul seized

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:49
Eight people are arrested after cocaine worth about £70m destined for sale in London and the home counties, is seized in Essex.

Viewpoint: Britain must pay reparations to India

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:48
Should the UK pay reparations for the years of colonial rule?

Chelsea fans banned over Paris racism

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:33
Four Chelsea fans accused of refusing to allow a black man on to the Paris Metro are banned from attending football matches for up to five years.

Fresh baby death inquest ordered

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:29
The High Court orders a second inquest to be held into the events surrounding the death of a 13-month-old baby from Cumbria.

Museum staff back strikes over pay

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:28
Popular tourist attractions could be hit by strikes following a proposed pay cut for staff at National Museum Wales.

Women lose abortion ruling appeal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:28
Two women lose their legal challenge at the Court of Appeal to the Health Secretary's policy of not allowing abortions on the NHS for women who travel to England and Wales from Northern Ireland.

French farmers step up blockades

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:19
Farmers in north and west France have blocked roads in protest at falling prices, hours before the government was due to announce emergency aid.

Hammon makes history with Spurs win

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:13
San Antonio Spurs' Becky Hammon becomes the first female head coach to win an NBA summer league title.

The battle over the eurozone's future

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:13
As Greece votes for a second tranche of economic reforms, what is the broader outlook for Europe's single currency?

Suicides in Wales 'hit 10-year high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:10
The annual number of suicides in Wales has reached a 10-year high, new figures show.

Froome needs to 'prove he is unique'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 02:10
Team Sky's Chris Froome must prove his "abnormal" victory on stage 10 of the Tour de France was "unique", says a French doctor.