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Food safety warning over budget cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:47
The closure of Wales' only publicly-run food testing laboratory due to cuts mean councils may struggle to respond to another incident like the horsemeat scandal, a food safety expert warns.

VIDEO: 'Uzi accident couldn't happen in UK'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:45
Shooting instructor Peter Wroe tells the BBC why an incident in the US where a nine-year-old girl shot a gun range worker could not happen in the UK.

Venice kicks off with Birdman film

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:43
The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.

Easyjet plane in emergency landing

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:34
An Easyjet plane carrying 157 passengers makes an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

Thai ex-PM murder charge dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:28
A Thai court dismisses murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010.

Physio 'bit client while growling'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:15
A physiotherapist bit a client's shoulder and growled "like a baby lion" for sexual gratification, a tribunal hears.

'Abysmal NI leaders stuck in past'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:04
A senior aide to former US president Bill Clinton accuses Northern Ireland politicians of an "abysmal abdication of leadership".

Countdown to Nato summit Wales 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:49
There is one week to go before world leaders descend on Wales for the 2014 Nato summit at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort.

Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:47

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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An Icy Solution To The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:46

In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.

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A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:44

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:43

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Brooklyn Man Fights In Syria. Is He A Threat To The U.S.?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:42

Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.

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Qantas reports record annual loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:24
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.

Man dies after stabbing incident

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:19
A man dies after being stabbed in an incident near Newport.

VIDEO: Newport's 'ring of steel' for Nato summit

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:17
The Nato summit is being held in Newport, Wales and an estimated £50m is being spent on security measures, including an eight mile fence around the venue.

Deadly landslide in south-west China

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:11
At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide swept through a village in south-west China.

Millions knocked offline in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 23:09
A fault on Time Warner Cable's network left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.

Keaton takes flight in Birdman film

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 22:56
Michael Keaton back on big screen in Birdman at Venice

VIDEO: 'Violence just became normal'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 22:49
A victim of sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham tells the BBC's Graham Satchell how she suffered at the hands of an older man but says the police did nothing to help her.
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