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VIDEO: Right-to-die judgement due

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 00:28
Campaigners for the right to die are to receive judgement from the Supreme Court in the latest round of their legal battle.

VIDEO: Dylan's Rolling Stone lyrics fetch $2m

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 00:13
A music fan has paid $2m (£1.2m) for a handwritten draft of Bob Dylan's classic, Like a Rolling Stone, at Sotheby's in New York.

Beware the Carney premium

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 00:12
Why investors and lenders might lose patience with Carney

VIDEO: Suarez plays down Chiellini 'bite'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 00:12
Uruguay footballer has played down an alleged bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, claiming that the incident was not a "big deal".

Pensioner dies in farm accident

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:45
A man in his 80s has died after an accident on a farm in Pomeroy, County Tyrone.

UK faces 'significant' land shortage

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:36
Britain is running out of land for food and faces a potential shortfall of two million hectares by 2030 according to new research.

Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:32

In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.

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Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:29

In the 1980s and '90s, thousands of Cubans fleeing to the U.S. passed through Mariel port. Today, it's the site of an ambitious special economic zone that is filling many locals with optimism.

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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:28

In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.

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Patients 'facing longer GP waits'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:27
Longer waits to see a GP in the UK are "becoming the norm", the British Medical Association is warning.

How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:27

A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.

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Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 23:25

There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."

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Right-to-die court judgement due

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:51
The UK's highest court will give its judgement later on the cases of two severely disabled men who want others to be able to help them die.

Mexico Tijuana cartel boss 'captured'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:37
The leader of the Tijuana cartel which once controlled much of the drugs flow from Mexico to the US has been captured by the army, officials say.

Crackdown on zero-hours contracts

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:36
Employers are to be banned from stopping staff with zero-hours contracts from seeking extra work elsewhere.

China sends first minister to Taiwan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:13
China sends its first ever ministerial-level official on a charm offensive to Taiwan following mass protests over a proposed trade agreement.

'Hardened' attitudes over disability

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:11
Disabled people are suffering from "hardened" attitudes as well as benefit cuts amid the debate about welfare reform, the first minister says.

Hachette Book Group Buys Perseus

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:09

The news comes at a time when Hachette is in contentious negotiations with Amazon.com, which has slowed shipments, reduced discounts and removed pre-order buttons for numerous Hachette releases.

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Large scale solar parks 'to double'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 22:03
The number of large scale solar parks in Wales is set to double, with rural west Wales increasingly being targeted.

Press verdicts on hacking trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 21:57
The papers take starkly different approaches to reporting the verdicts in the News of the World phone-hacking trial, and its consequences for PM David Cameron.
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