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US ex-speaker charged over payments

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 22:20
Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert faces charges of lying to the FBI over secret payments to cover up "prior misconduct".

VIDEO: Government crackdown on 'legal highs'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 22:16
A blanket ban on so-called legal highs is proposed in a new bill that is being published today.

VIDEO: Nevin: Grealish could be Villa hero

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:56
BBC football expert Pat Nevin believes teenager Jack Grealish could be pivotal for Aston Villa in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Giantkillers: What happened next?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:45
From match-winning newsagents to Manchester United's lower-league tormentors, what became of this season's FA Cup giantkillers?

China executes teacher for abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:34
China's top court says it has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls.

VIDEO: The FA Cup's most memorable songs

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:26
To celebrate one of the most famous cup traditions, Top of the Pops 2 has gathered together a selection of the best FA Cup songs.

Plan for housing for 1,300 students

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:23
A County Tyrone property firm is planning two developments in Belfast that will provide accommodation for almost 1,300 students.

Council scraps 'dog exclusion' plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:22
A Northern Ireland council withdraws its proposals for a number of dog exclusion zones after residents express concerns.

Patient deaths review at 'zoo' unit

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:21
A review is carried out into death rates at a Denbighshire mental health unit where it is claimed patients were treated like "animals".

'Legal highs' ban plan criticised

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:19
Drugs charities in Wales criticise a plan to place a blanket ban on "legal highs" claiming it will drive the drugs underground.

BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:05
Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high profile companies, is promoting an 'aggressive' tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling 'abusive'.

US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:03
Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.

VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 20:29
History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.

Remembering the Heysel disaster

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 19:24
Is the Heysel disaster English football’s forgotten tragedy?

Fifa to decide on Blatter presidency

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 19:21
The 209 members of Fifa are set to vote for their new president amid a huge corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term.

Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:55
Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

Australian women 'trying to join IS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:54
Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria say young women are being lured by romantic notions to the Middle East to join Islamic State.

National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champs For Second Straight Year

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:31

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar went back and forth so long the judges were running out of words. Told he needed one more correct spelling to forge a tie, Gokul needed nothing but the word.

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VIDEO: Could Nepal learn lessons from India?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?

China shares down in volatile trade

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Mainland China shares continued lower, falling as much as 3.5% on Friday after plunging nearly 7% a day earlier.