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Yellen: US rates may rise this year

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 09:39
The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".

Who Let The Dogs In? We Did, About 30,000 Years Ago

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 09:32

A new study suggests that canis familiaris split from wolves much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that was long assumed.

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VIDEO: Opera House light show wows visitors

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 09:14
The Sydney Opera House has been used as a backdrop for a spectacular light show as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.

VIDEO: Blasting through to 'new' Wookey cave

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 09:09
Work has begun to open up "spectacular" new caverns at Wookey Hole Caves which, managers claim, have been seen by fewer people than have walked on the moon.

Netherlands backs veil ban plans

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:58
The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.

McIlroy misses cut at Wentworth

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:51
World number one Rory McIlroy misses the cut in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after a second round of 78.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:41
Why did Nasa take advice from Tom Cruise?

First set of Clinton emails released

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:39
State Department releases hundreds of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account.

Van Gaal 'believes' De Gea will stay

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:34
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal "believes" goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at the club next season.

Is the campaign against Islamic State flawed?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:34
As Islamic State fighters push further across Syria and Iraq, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner asks whether the US-led coalition campaign against the jihadists is flawed.

VIDEO: The view from One World Trade Center

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:20
The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.

VIDEO: Balls: Politics 'a brutal business'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:06
The former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls speaks exclusively to BBC News about "his loss" in the general election, about Labour, his wife Yvette Cooper and Strictly.

SDLP support welfare petition

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:05
SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell says his party will not be bounced into an artificial deadline regarding welfare reform.

Tesco fined £21k over peanut weights

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:04
Supermarket giant Tesco is fined £21,000 for displaying the wrong weight details on packs of peanuts in south Wales stores.

Murray hails 'best clay-court' form

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:04
British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.

State Department To Release Clinton Emails Today

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:04

The department said it will release the first batch of 296 emails from the former secretary of state's email accounts, which were provided to the Select Committee on Benghazi in February.

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A Desk That Can Take A Ton Of Earthquake Rubble

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:03

It's fairly light, costs $35 per student and could save lives in earthquake zones. But not everyone thinks this quake-proof desk is a good idea.

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Balls 'not dashing back to politics'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:01
Ed Balls rules out an early return to frontline politics and says Labour should have been more "pro-business" in an exclusive interview with Nick Robinson.

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 08:00
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:58
The week's big numbers visualised

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