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VIDEO: Why has Ireland just legalised meth?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:25
A loophole means drugs such as ecstasy and crystal meth are legal in Ireland, at least for a few hours. BBC News explains.

Is India the 'new China' in snooker?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:23
With Bollywood stars attending this week's Indian Open, is snooker about to explode in the country where it was invented?

Saudis recall Sweden ambassador

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:17
Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador in Stockholm amid a diplomatic row over Sweden cutting military ties.

Clarkson petition reaches 300,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:14
An online petition calling for the BBC to "reinstate" suspended Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been signed by more than a 300,000 people.

Scots send Haq home from World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:10
Scotland bowler Majid Haq is sent home from the Cricket World Cup for breaking the team's internal code of conduct.

Iraqi troops advance in north Tikrit

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:09
Iraqi government forces have retaken a large part of north-eastern Tikrit as they battle IS militants in the city, security officials say.

Hacked Gazza 'scared' to use phone

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:06
Former footballer Paul Gascoigne tells the High Court he was "scared to speak to anybody" by phone after his voicemail was hacked by Mirror Group journalists.

National Gallery bans selfie sticks

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 04:01
The National Gallery in London bans selfie sticks, "in order to protect paintings and preserve the overall visitor experience".

Teacher broke disciplinary rules

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:55
An aggrieved teacher made multiple complaints about colleagues and broke confidentiality rules because she felt "a sense of injustice", a hearing finds.

UK ISPs block Pirate Bay proxies

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:48
Sites that link to banned piracy sites such as Pirate Bay have now been added to a list of sites ISPs must block.

Murray to work with coach Bjorkman

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:43
Andy Murray will work with Jonas Bjorkman in the next month with a view to the Swede joining his coaching staff full time.

Eleven missing in US helicopter crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:42
A search is under way in the US after an army helicopter crashes in Florida leaving its crew of seven marines and four soldiers missing.

Scots baby names for 2014 revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:38
Three baby boys born in Scotland last year were called M, R and T, while Bluebell-Fawn features on the list of names given to girls.

VIDEO: Press gather outside Clarkson home

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:36
Press and photographers have gathered outside Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's home as they await his response over his suspension from the BBC.

VIDEO: James May: It's not that serious

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:33
Top Gear presenter James May has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson had a "dust up" over dinner, leading to his suspension from the BBC.

Brain injury birth mum awarded £5m

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:22
A Lanarkshire woman whose baby suffered brain damage during birth has won a 16-year fight for £5.25m compensation.

Sangakkara scores record ton in win

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:17
Kumar Sangakkara scores a record fourth successive one-day international century as Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs.

UK industrial output falls 0.1%

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:11
UK industrial output fell by 0.1% in January compared with a month earlier, official figures show.

VIDEO: High spirit tax 'holding industry back'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:08
Authors Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley put the case for the economic benefit of a cut in tax on spirits in the Budget.

Happy World Plumbing Day! We Celebrate By Interviewing ... A Plumber

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-11 03:03

To mark this august occasion, we talk to Fred Schilling, a Florida master plumber who traveled to Haiti after the earthquake to help create a way to deliver clean water.

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