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'Up to 20' missing in Georgia flood

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:42
Up to 20 people are missing after a deadly flood swept through Georgia's capital Tbilisi, with escaped zoo animals still on the loose, officials say.

Europe anger at 'amateurish' Greeks

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:28
German and EU officials vent their frustration, with time running out for reaching a Greek debt deal, as Greece's leader tells creditors to get real.

Injury rules GB pair out of Worlds

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:15
Britain's Steph Slater and Jack Thomas will both miss next month's IPC Swimming World Championships through injury

University funding cuts warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:13
A university group is warning that a fund to help universities recruit and retain poorer students is the most likely target of higher education cuts.

Magna Carta Is 800 — 'This Awful Thing' That Shaped Legal Rights

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:07

The landmark birthday prompted a Google Doodle in Britain depicting a man in chains — a reference to the rights that were eventually extended beyond the nobility.

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Colorado Supreme Court Says Employees Can Be Fired For Marijuana Use

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 07:00

The court said while pot use is legal in the state, it is still a federal crime, so employees are not protected by a statute that bars employees from being fired for partaking in lawful activities.

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VIDEO: Amateur video of Nantes basilica fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:49
The roof a 19th Century basilica in the French city of Nantes has been destroyed by a fire which engulfed the building.

In pictures: Magna Carta anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:49
Events to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta

Two-time World Cup winner Zito dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:44
Former Brazil midfielder Zito, a two-time World Cup winner who scored in the 1962 final, dies at the age of 82.

Does the NHS need a leadership shake-up?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:40
An interesting report today suggests that there are too many senior positions to fill, not enough good managers and that NHS leadership is "in crisis".

Head 'took boy's virginity in tent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:16
A head teacher accused of having sex with two underage boys took a 15-year-old's virginity in a tent, a court hears.

Appeal for air ambulance babies

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:59
Scotland's National Museum of Flight in East Lothian is appealing for mothers who gave birth aboard air ambulances to share their stories.

Boxer Fury hit with speeding ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:55
British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is fined and banned after admitting driving at 90mph in the south of Scotland.

Police officer selfie shots praised

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:52
A police officer wins praise on social media after posting "selfies" with revellers on his Saturday nightshift.

VIDEO: Gay canon takes Church to tribunal

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:52
A clergyman whose promotion was blocked because he is in a same-sex marriage is taking his discrimination case against the Church to an employment tribunal.

Sak's Fifth Ave owner to buy Kaufhof

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:50
Hudson's Bay, owner of luxury retail chain Saks Fifth Avenue, to spend £2.03bn on Germany's biggest chain, Kaufhof.

Search boy found in back of van

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:24
A missing five-year-old Shetland boy who sparked a major search is found sleeping in the back of his father's van.

SAS man denies allowing sick to hike

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:11
A soldier who assessed candidates on a fatal SAS selection exercise strenuously denies letting any with symptoms of heat exhaustion to continue.

VIDEO: Hillsborough victim 'cried for help'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:01
A teenager caught in the Hillsborough disaster tried in vain to save her younger sister as the crush worsened, a jury has heard.

Jeb Bush: I'm ready to lead the US

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:00
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush pledges to fix America as he launches his bid to become the Republican nominee for president.