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Archbishop Tutu in 'good spirits'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:54
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu is in "good spirits" after his admission to hospital on Tuesday for an unspecified infection, his family says.

The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:51

Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.

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Why doesn't Britain love Froome?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:46
Engaging, friendly and a winner with a warrior spirit - why is Tour de France leader Chris Froome not universally popular?

Derry store destroyed in fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:38
A major fire destroys a Poundstretcher store in Londonderry.

Roofer jailed for life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:37
A roofer is jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering a man he believed was involved with his partner.

NHS management - the retailer's view

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:27
Ex M&S head Stuart Rose says the NHS needs more experienced managers to oversee the changes it faces.

Putin says MH17 tribunal 'premature'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to prosecute suspects in the MH17 air disaster over Ukraine.

Poppy seller 'suffered depression'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:12
A 92-year-old poppy seller killed herself after suffering problems with depression and insomnia, an inquest hears.

Spieth in Johnson's shadow at Open

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:05
Grand Slam-chasing Jordan Spieth finishes two adrift of clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson after round one of the Open.

Beasting inquest: Witnesses missing

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:59
Two key witnesses will be missing from an inquest into the death of a south Wales soldier who collapsed and died following Army punishment exercises.

Crolla return 'will be emotional'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:47
Anthony Crolla's trainer says it will be emotional when his charge fights WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez on Saturday.

Footballer 'admitted Deep Heat abuse'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:44
Former Stoke City goalkeeper Peter Fox admitted putting Deep Heat in the "sensitive places" of young footballers, a court hears.

GM moths 'can curb pest invasion'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:37
A genetically modified moth could help curb a major pest of vegetable crops around the world, research suggests.

VIDEO: 'Time for MPs to get off their knees'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:34
A 10% increase in MPs' salaries reflects the fact their pensions and certain allowances have been cut, says a Conservative Member of Parliament.

Embassies' motoring fines revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:32
The bill for unpaid congestion charges by foreign diplomats in London has reached £87.4m, MPs are told.

Give Armstrong a chance - Thomas

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:04
Lance Armstrong deserves another chance to contribute to the fight against cancer, says Geoff Thomas.

'Winged dragon' dinosaur discovered

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 05:04
Scientists discover a winged dinosaur - an ancestor of the velociraptor - that they say was on the cusp of becoming a bird.

State asylum-seeker support to be cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 04:58
The amount asylum seekers and their children receive in state support is to be cut by the government.

Intel delays chip-making changes

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 04:49
Intel delays changes to its factories that would have made its chips faster and more powerful, following technical problems.

Gambling machine cap bid blocked

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 04:48
The government rejects a bid by 93 councils in England and Wales to have the maximum bet on some gambling machines significantly reduced.