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Britons 'held over Auschwitz theft'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 04:08
Two British teenagers are held on suspicion of stealing artefacts from the former Auschwitz death camp, police in Krakow say.

GB's Konta clinches first top-10 win

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 04:08
British hope Johanna Konta's impressive form ahead of Wimbledon continues with her first win against a top-10 opponent.

Man cleared of beheading murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 04:05
A man who beheaded an elderly woman in her garden in north London has been found not guilty of murder on the grounds of insanity.

TFI Friday: More shows commissioned

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 04:05
Channel 4 commissions a full series of Chris Evans' anarchic chat show TFI Friday following its one-off revival earlier this month.

Goldsmith's voters back mayor bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:59
Tory MP Zac Goldsmith gets the backing of his constituents to make a bid to be the next London mayor in a referendum.

'Hero' soldier feted in Afghanistan

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:53
President Ashraf Ghani presents a new flat to a soldier for killing the Taliban insurgents who tried to storm parliament.

'Pregnancy wi-fi' causes controversy

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:52
Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women.

VIDEO: Gove: Justice system is 'antiquated'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:31
Michael Gove has used his first speech as justice secretary to criticise the "outdated" justice system in England and Wales for failing society's poorest.

Nigeria treasury 'virtually empty'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:27
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says the treasury is "virtually empty" and his government has inherited debt worth millions of dollars.

Are skinny jeans bad for your health?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:26
The alarming problems blamed on skinny jeans

VIDEO: Calais migrants try to board lorry

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:25
Large numbers of migrants are attempting to get into cars and lorries, backed up at Calais, because of a strike by French ferry workers.

SAS reservist 'static for two hours'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:22
More than two hours passed before a soldier spotted a reservist on a fatal SAS selection exercise had stopped moving, an inquest hears.

UK property sales dipped in May

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:19
Property sales data from HMRC provides more evidence that the UK housing market is moving more slowly than a year ago.

Rwanda 'outrage' at spy chief arrest

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:03
The Rwandan government has called the UK arrest of their intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain for war crimes, "an outrage".

New rules for bankers' pay launched

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:02
Financial regulators announce new rules governing bankers' bonuses in an attempt to "rebuild public trust in financial services".

Body says referendum vote 'well run'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:01
The body that oversees UK elections says Scotland's independence referendum was well run and offers a template for future votes like the EU referendum.

PODCAST: Fees, glorious fees

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-23 03:01

2015 is the year bonds have been convulsing around the world. More on that. Plus, Fees to check bags, change tickets, cancel flights – airlines now charge their customers a raft of fees for all sorts of things. We take a closer look at the exponential growth of airline fees. Plus, if there is one (unqualified) success story from the Empowerment Zone in Baltimore, it might be a small but vigorous job-training program started by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in conjunction with Johns Hopkins. At present, it has sent nearly 400 men and women into middle-skill, often middle-class lab jobs – and it stands as one of the few lasting programs to survive the end of the federal funding period. 

Severe Storms Rake Midwest, Damaging Homes, Businesses

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 02:58

Tornadoes left thousands in Illinois without power. In Michigan, an EF1 tornado damaged homes and five people had to be rescued.

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Man 'hacked at victim with machete'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 02:50
A shopper in a supermarket where a trainee dentist was attacked tells a court the assailant repeatedly hacked the victim with a machete.

Bride plea for boat to save wedding

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 02:43
A bride has made a plea for help to get her to the church on time after a ferry strike has left her on the brink of having to cancel her wedding.