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EU withdraws Burundi poll observers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:51
The European Union suspends its election monitoring mission in Burundi amid political unrest over the president's third-term bid.

Swiss cheese hole origins solved

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:47
Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.

VIDEO: Lighting the sun 10 billion times

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:46
Scottish scientists are working at Diamond, the UK's synchrotron light source, with light that is 10 billion times brighter than the sun.

Frenchwoman jailed for man's torture

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:45
A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.

VIDEO: Nevin: Cazorla is Arsenal danger man

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:44
BBC football expert Pat Nevin analyses Arsenal's chances in Saturday's FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley.

Durkan was 'coerced' over BMAP

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:34
Attempts were allegedly made to 'coerce' the environment minister into ignoring his legal duties over a planning policy for greater Belfast, the High Court has heard.

US charges Chinese in testing scam

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:32
The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.

Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:23

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.

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'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:18

For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.

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Galloway to run for London mayor

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:17
Controversial former MP George Galloway says he will seek election as the next mayor of London.

Zuma not liable for home upgrades

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:16
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.

Cook wants win to welcome Bayliss

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:06
Alastair Cook wants to mark the appointment of "outstanding" new England coach Trevor Bayliss with a second-Test win over New Zealand.

VIDEO: Prince explains why he's a Villa fan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:01
Prince William tells BBC Sport's Gary Lineker why he decided to support Aston Villa, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

Prince William admits FA Cup nerves

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:01
Aston Villa fan Prince William says he is starting to feel the nerves ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal.

VIDEO: Blatter: 'We must earn back trust'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 08:00
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has told an emergency meeting of football's governing body he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal.

Fifa 16: Why the women jokes are wrong

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 07:59
Answering the jokes about women footballers on new Fifa 16 game

Probe into uni dept's management

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 07:52
An investigation into Swansea University's School of Management is under way after concerns emerge about the way it is being run, the BBC understands.

Pataki launches US presidential bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 07:38
Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.

Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 07:35
Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.

Pocket optician 'good as eye charts'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 07:35
A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician's clinic, a trial suggests.