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Crackdown on zero-hours contracts

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:36
Employers are to be banned from stopping staff with zero-hours contracts from seeking extra work elsewhere.

China sends first minister to Taiwan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:13
China sends its first ever ministerial-level official on a charm offensive to Taiwan following mass protests over a proposed trade agreement.

'Hardened' attitudes over disability

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:11
Disabled people are suffering from "hardened" attitudes as well as benefit cuts amid the debate about welfare reform, the first minister says.

Hachette Book Group Buys Perseus

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:09

The news comes at a time when Hachette is in contentious negotiations with Amazon.com, which has slowed shipments, reduced discounts and removed pre-order buttons for numerous Hachette releases.

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Large scale solar parks 'to double'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:03
The number of large scale solar parks in Wales is set to double, with rural west Wales increasingly being targeted.

Press verdicts on hacking trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:57
The papers take starkly different approaches to reporting the verdicts in the News of the World phone-hacking trial, and its consequences for PM David Cameron.

VIDEO: What lies beneath Greek paradise

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:53
Economic data suggests Greece's economy is recovering from near collapse at the height of the crisis, but is a return to prosperity being felt by the people?

Rola excited over Murray meeting

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:24
Andy Murray's next opponent, Blaz Rola, says his motivation is "off the charts" for the second round match at Wimbledon.

Apartments threat over £7k wall bill

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:12
A group of apartment owners in Belfast have been threatened with losing their homes unless they each pay £7,000 towards the cost of repairing a wall.

US senator beats Tea Party rival

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 20:38
US Republican Senator Thad Cochran, who is seeking midterm re-election, narrowly beats a Tea Party rival in a high-profile primary in Mississippi.

Fifa probes Suarez 'biting' incident

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 20:23
Football's governing body Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay's Luis Suarez over an alleged biting incident during the World Cup match against Italy.

Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:49

The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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Heads' concern over pupil anxiety

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:34
Four out of five head teachers in England (80%) are concerned about pupils in their schools who are suffering from anxiety disorders, a survey finds.

Vampire bats lose bitter taste

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:32
Vampire bats' strict blood diet makes them lose much of their ability to taste bitter flavours, scientists show.

Screenings 'do not harm theatres'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:29
Cinema screenings of plays from the National Theatre do not tempt fans away from regional theatres, new research suggests.

Glastonbury: 11 acts to watch

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:26
11 acts to watch, away from the main stage

Doctors face new language checks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:23
New powers allowing the medical regulator to check doctors' English language skills come into force, in a move hailed as an "important milestone".

Miss. Sen Thad Cochran Defeats Tea Party Challenger

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:02

The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.

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VIDEO: US working on Sudan apostasy exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 17:58
The US says it is working with Sudan to ensure a woman freed from death row can leave the country,

Disbelief and denial: Inside the Suarez storm

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35
"Four hundred journalists turned their heads in collective disbelief - did he really just do what I think he did?"
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