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Why SNP matters to whole of UK

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:29
What are the consequences of the SNP's decision to campaign for the end of austerity in the whole of the UK?

So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:26

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

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Greek far-right leaders go on trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:20
Leaders of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party are among 69 people now on trial on charges including murder and belonging to a criminal group.

Fire crews tackle blaze at church

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:05
Fire crews tackle a "well-developed" blaze at a church in Govan, Glasgow, which led to the evacuation of residents living nearby.

Man City's Scott sorry for headbutt

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 00:01
Manchester City Ladies midfielder Jill Scott apologises for headbutting Arsenal's Jade Bailey after the Gunners win 1-0.

Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:48

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:47

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.

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FDA Ponders Whether Homeopathy Is Medicine

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:46

Homeopathy's popularity has exploded in recent years. Now the FDA is reconsidering how the agency regulates homeopathic remedies.

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More women come forward over rapist

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:32
Fifteen women contact police fearing they were targeted by a night-stalker rapist who admitted 11 offences when he appeared in court.

Deadly attack on UN in Somalia

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:26
A bomb attack on a UN vehicle in Somalia's Puntland region kills at least 10 people, police say.

Stars praise Spacey's Old Vic reign

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:20
Stars of the acting world have paid tribute to Kevin Spacey at a gala event at the Old Vic as he steps down as artistic director.

Urgent EU talks over migrant deaths

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:16
EU ministers are to meet in Luxembourg to discuss the deaths of migrants after the latest boat capsize in the Mediterranean in which hundreds died.

Meeting to tackle Derry trouble

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:16
Community leaders are due to meet in Galliagh, Londonderry to tackle anti-social behaviour following trouble in the area on Friday night.

VIDEO: Parkinson's mistaken for drunkenness

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:15
According to a new study, a quarter of people with Parkinson's say they have had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness. Jayne McCubbin reports.

Zulu king seeks to calm SA violence

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 23:14
South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, whose comments have been blamed for a wave of xenophobic attacks, is set to appeal for restraint.

VIDEO: New glass frog has translucent skin

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 22:41
A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.

Stranded pair airlifted from cliff

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 22:41
Two teenagers are winched to safety by an RAF rescue helicopter after getting cut-off by the tide and stuck on a cliff at Aberystwyth.

NZ's Cruden set to miss World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 22:29
All Black fly-half Aaron Cruden is set to miss the World Cup after tearing cruciate knee ligaments playing for Waikato.

PM in UK vow over Scots devolution

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 22:23
A Conservative government would ensure the rest of the UK does not "lose out" from Scottish devolution, David Cameron will say ahead of the launch of the SNP's manifesto.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-19 22:17
Falcao agent contacts Liverpool, Saints eye Newcastle pair, Jose Mourinho pursues Hammers defender Aaron Cresswell & more.

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