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Why are UK petrol prices rising again?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:23
Why are petrol prices rising again?

Why has suicide declined among older people in the UK?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:23
Why are fewer elderly people killing themselves in the UK?

Power plants paid to stay idle - MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:08
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that a government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.

MSPs to debate 'super ID database'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:01
Plans for a new identity database will be debated in the Scottish Parliament amid civil liberty concerns.

Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:51

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.

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Sherwood revels in first Villa win

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:47
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says his side are "still alive" in the relegation battle after beating West Brom.

Colombia holds Chinese arms ship

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:45
The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a China-flagged ship on its way to Cuba with military material on board and no legal papers.

Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:44
Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.

Kew cuts 'a recipe for failure'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:43
The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.

University bosses earning £260,000

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:43
While university leaders want to keep £9,000 fees, a lecturers' union survey shows that vice-chancellors are earning up to £623,000 per year.

Adults get flu 'every five years'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:42
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.

Care workers 'being short changed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:42
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.

BBC spends 29% less on star pay

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:41
The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.

Abuse debate, money laundering and cheaper beer

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:37
Wednesday's front pages carry stories on the ramifications of the Oxford abuse case, money laundering via London properties, and a budgetary prediction.

VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:34
Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.

Pochettino wants Kane summer break

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:31
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes Harry Kane is rested from England U21 duty this summer to avoid burnout.

Stegosaurus gives up body weight

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:17
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.

VIDEO: The world's most expensive SUV

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:13
Who would buy a car like this? The BBC interviews the man behind the million dollar Dartz Prombon.

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:12

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

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China's Tube crush

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 15:09
How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing