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The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:12
Where mobile phones are banned for 13,000 square miles

Wonga's reinvention aim with new ads

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:11
Short-term lender Wonga swaps its controversial puppets for "hard-working dinner ladies and mums" as it bids to reinvent itself with new adverts.

'Sterling exit would not be crisis'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:09
Raheem Sterling is a talented player, but his departure would not cause a crisis for Liverpool, says Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Three-year-old DJ rocks South Africa

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:06
Oratilwe Hlongwane, whose DJ name is Arch Junior, has only just turned three years old and already has thousands of dedicated fans.

VIDEO: 'Pay bankers the same as civil servants'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:05
It's time for the competition authorities to get tough on “obscene” levels of pay in the largest businesses, says David Cameron’s former director of strategy.

One direction for relentless McIlroy

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:02
A year since his split from Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy's career appears to be on a relentless upward trend.

'Devil nurse' and Coleen's caravan

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:51
Many papers lead on the case of a nurse who poisoned 20 patients at a Stockport hospital, killing two, while the Sun says Coleen Rooney has bought a static caravan.

MPs new and old prepare to be sworn in

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:41
What happens when new and returning MPs take an oath

Bolivian soldiers replace bakers

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:39
Bolivian soldiers have begun producing tens of thousands of bread rolls as bakers begin a 48-hour strike.

Officer 'tried to sell Brady photos'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:37
A security officer smuggled a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital in a bid to sell photos of Moors Murderer Ian Brady, a court hears.

Russian 'may have been poisoned'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:09
A wealthy Russian businessman who died suddenly near his home in Surrey may have been poisoned, a pre-inquest hearing is told.

Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:07

The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's studying how to grow food in raised beds, hoop houses and even a shipping container.

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Turkey TV contestant shot in head

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:04
A 19-year-old Turkish woman taking part in a talent show on national TV is shot in the head while at home in south-east Turkey, media say.

VIDEO: Composer Parry's earliest works discovered

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:59
Seventy unpublished works of the renowned composer Sir Hubert Parry have been discovered after decades of being hidden away in a family archive.

Travellers win damages over pub ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:51
A court awards £24,000 in damages to a group of delegates attending an Irish Travellers conference who were barred from a north London pub.

Paedophile doctor in sentence appeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:46
A paedophile doctor who was jailed for 22 years for abusing young cancer patients is appealing against the length of his sentence.

Deutsche Bank mulls UK EU exit plan

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:44
Deutsche Bank has set up a "working group" to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU.

Children targeted in S Sudan - UN

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:40
Children in South Sudan as young as seven have been killed, abducted and raped in recent violence, Unicef says.

VIDEO: Complex hunt to convict killer nurse

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:31
Greater Manchester Police say the investigation which led to Victorino Chua's arrest and conviction was one of the the biggest and most complex it has ever carried out.

Ukraine to charge 'Russian soldiers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:25
Ukraine says it will prosecute two men it says are elite Russian soldiers captured while fighting in eastern Ukraine.