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Radio 1 introduces new Sunday show

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:53
CBBC Friday Download presenter Cel Spellman is introduced as the new host of Radio 1's Sunday afternoon slot, replacing the chart show.

England's young stars paid 'too much'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:48
BBC Sport's Mark Lawrenson questions the hunger of England's Under-21 players after an early European Championship exit.

VIDEO: Top five Wimbledon rants & meltdowns

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:35
Watch the top five meltdowns at Wimbledon featuring rants and raves from some of the game's top players over the years.

Wilson 'thug' jibe broke MLAs code

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:31
A senior DUP member has been found guilty of breaking the assembly's code of conduct after he called another member a "thug", the BBC learns.

Cardinal Brady to face Smyth inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:28
The former leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland will appear later at a public inquiry into abuse by the paedophile priest, Fr Brendan Smyth.

Search goes on for baby boy's mother

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:21
Police continue their search for the mother of a newborn baby whose body was found in a Cardiff river.

Children's homes staff skill concern

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 21:16
Almost half of the children's homes in Wales are failing to meet the minimum threshold for qualified staff.

McDonald's to sell all Taiwan stores

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 20:54
Struggling US fast-food giant McDonald's says it will sell all of its 413 stores in Taiwan to a franchise operator as part of a turnaround plan.

2nd Prison Worker Arrested In Connection With N.Y. Inmates' Escape

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-24 20:52

A prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to 2 inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday. Employee Joyce Mitchell also has been charged with helping them escape.

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First funerals for Charleston dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 20:45
The first of the funerals for victims of the Charleston church shooting will be held on Thursday in the South Carolina city.

Mother and baby survive plane crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 20:15
A young mother and her baby son have been found alive five days after their plane crashed in the jungle of western Colombia.

VIDEO: Wildfire spreads in Los Angeles

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 20:09
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes as a wildfire spreads north of Los Angeles.

Whitehall 'must improve diversity'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 19:50
The government needs to do more to improve diversity in the civil service as progress has recently slowed, the National Audit Office warns.

Greece debt crisis talks to resume

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 19:43
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is due to resume talks with international creditors with time running out to overcome Greece's debt crisis.

Twerk 'dates back almost 200 years'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 19:30
The word "twerk" - a dance move popularised by pop star Miley Cyrus - actually dates back to 1820, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

VIDEO: Rugby gaining popularity in Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 19:30
Brazil is traditionally a football-loving nation - but the sporting authorities are trying to change that.

Protesters scale NZ parliament

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 19:25
Four environmental protestors breach security at New Zealand's parliament by climbing up to the roof and sitting on a ledge.

MP seeking 2% UK defence spend law

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 18:59
Former Conservative defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth is seeking to make it law for the UK to spend at least 2% of national income on defence.

Record violence-against-women cases

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 18:41
A record number of people were prosecuted last year for offences involving violence against women and girls in England and Wales, figures show.

Cameron to kick off EU reform talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 18:20
David Cameron will set out his EU renegotiation aims at a summit later, where they will be discussed collectively by EU leaders for the first time.