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Heineken rejects SABMiller offer

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:54
Dutch brewing giant Heineken has rejected a takeover offer from SABMiller saying the proposal is "non-actionable".

VIDEO: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:37
Prince Harry has a two-fold celebration on Monday - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which have ended in London.

Norman 'should make full recovery'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:36
Two-time Open champion Greg Norman is expected "to make a full recovery" after he injured his arm in a chainsaw accident.

VIDEO: Are you on board the pension bus?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:29
Half of all adults between the age of 18 and 60 still do not have a pension, with millions saying they simply can not afford it.

Books donated to fire-hit art school

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:26
Glasgow School of Art replaces 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire at its Mackintosh building in June.

Ashya proton beam sessions begin

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:24
Brain tumour patient Ashya King is undergoing his first proton beam treatment at a Czech clinic.

Music lesson boom sees guitar soar

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:24
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

Rosetta comet landing site chosen

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 01:14
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.

VIDEO: Furchester Hotel: Behind-the-scenes

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:59
Elmo and the Cookie Monster are two of Sesame Streets most famous muppets, now they have made the trip across the Atlantic for a new show, about to make it's debut on the Cbeebies channel.

The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:52

The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:52

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:52

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 is getting his or her pay docked for not paying debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.

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Vietnam drug addicts escape rehab

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:51
At least 400 drug addicts escape from a rehabilitation centre in northern Vietnam where they were receiving compulsory treatment.

Phones 4U jobs under threat in Wales

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:51
Mobile phone retailer Phones 4U goes into administration, putting 140 jobs at risk in its 21 stores across Wales.

German anti-euro party wins seats

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:43
A conservative German anti-euro party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), picks up seats in two more regional parliaments.

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:35

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

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Body found in burning skip wagon

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:34
A body is found in a burning skip on a main road into Manchester city centre.

New caber tossing world record set

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:33
A new world record for the most people simultaneously tossing a caber is set in Inverness.

Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:32

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:31

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

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