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Uber fined $7.3m in California

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 16:48
Taxi booking app Uber is fined $7.3m in California for not giving regulators enough information about its service and business practices.

Castro calls for new ties with US

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 16:31
Cuban President Raul Castro says his country wants to forge new ties with the US, as the two countries move to re-establish diplomatic relations.

University boost for poorer students

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 16:17
The universities access watchdog says universities in England have set themselves new targets for taking students from poorer homes.

Mitochondrial disease treatment hope

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 16:14
US scientists say they have taken the first step towards treating people born with mitochondrial diseases.

German muscle threatens European solidarity

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 16:14
The current development in Greece could be the prologue to the tragedy of a newly divided Europe, says Mark Mardell.

Choosing citizenship on India-Bangladesh border

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:59
Residents of land-locked enclaves in India and Bangladesh have begun choosing their nationality after a historic agreement in May.

My SS family: German meets survivors of Italy WW2 massacre

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:56
German meets survivors of Nazi massacre

Thatcher 'was told to impose herself'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:50
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was warned to assert her authority over her feuding ministers, newly-released government files reveal.

Wilson's foreign spy fears laid bare

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:43
Harold Wilson feared being the target of smear campaigns by South African and other foreign spies, documents released by the National Archives reveal.

VIDEO: South Africa's black motorbike clubs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:41
South African motorcycle clubs with black members

How bad are things for the Greeks?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:40
How bad have things got in Greece?

Trojan Horse letter 'not a hoax'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:39
A letter outlining a plot by some Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham was "no hoax", according to the city's education commissioner.

What's it like to grow up black, white, Mexican, Nigerian, Bengali....

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:38
The global conversation about growing up in different cultures

Whitworth gallery up for Riba prize

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:30
The £15m redevelopment of the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester makes the shortlist for this year's Riba Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building.

Non-profit energy supplier to launch

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:23
Energy bills for some Scottish consumers could fall by up to 10% following the creation of a new energy supply company by social landlords.

VIDEO: Piecing Amy's life together in film

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:21
The director of documentaries Amy and Senna, Asif Kapadia is at the forefront of British factual filmmaking.

GP shortages spark NHS board action

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:21
BBC Scotland research shows that difficulties with GP recruitment have led to more doctors' surgeries to be taken over by health boards.

Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:20

David Greenglass' courtroom testimony helped execute his sister Ethel Rosenberg and her husband, Julius Rosenberg, in 1953. But he later suggested to a reporter it was his own wife who played a role.

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Doctors' weekend work ultimatum

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:19
There's news of a showdown over hospital consultants' hours, along with the latest from Greece and the Labour leadership race, in Thursday's papers.

Two in hospital after shootings

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 15:07
Two men in their 20s are taken to hospital following separate shootings in Dunmurry and north Belfast.