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Rail union asked to cancel strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 01:07
Network Rail asks the TSSA rail union to withdraw notice of industrial action on bank holiday Monday, saying there are "numerous defects" in its ballot.

France teachers strike over reforms

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:54
Teachers across France go on strike against the government's proposed education reforms, including devoting less time to Latin and Greek.

Langer out of England contention

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:43
Justin Langer opts to stay with Western Australia despite being approached about the England coaching job.

IS militants tighten grip on Ramadi

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:35
Residents in Ramadi describe Islamic State militants flushing out opponents as they cement their hold on the Iraqi city captured at the weekend.

Trident sailor hands himself in

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:35
A Royal Navy submariner who criticised Trident nuclear submarine safety procedures hands himself in to police on his return to the UK.

UK inflation rate turns negative

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:31
Inflation measured by Consumer Prices Index fell to -0.1% in April, down from 0% in March, official figures show

'True face of Shakespeare' revealed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:30
A 400-year-old botany book contains what could be the only known portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime, according to an academic expert.

Sterling should stay, says Barnes

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:27
Raheem Sterling will not be guaranteed first-team football if he leaves Liverpool, says former Reds winger John Barnes.

RNLI search for 'missing' passenger

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:25
Lifeboats from Donaghadee and Bangor are have been launched after reports of a missing passenger from a Irish Sea ferry

Bank wants an artist for £20 note

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:10
The image of a visual artist will appear on the next version of the £20 note - and the Bank of England wants the public to make nominations.

Foreign students 'boost economy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:01
International students coming to London contribute over £2bn to the economy, according to new research.

Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:25

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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They're Going Door-To-Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:24

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in midst of a extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.

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GP services online in most of England

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:13
Almost every patient in England can now book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions or access their medical records online, data reveals.

Vodafone's 4G bet starts to pay off

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:01
Mobile phone operator Vodafone reports a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in almost three years on increased demand for 4G services.

Crews tackle 'serious' house blaze

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:58
Firefighters are tackling a serious fire at a house in Cwmbran, Torfaen.

UN offers Malaysia migrant help

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:54
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is offering to help Malaysia handle a migrant crisis that has left thousands stranded in the Andaman sea.

Only 25% of workers in 'stable' jobs

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:52
Only one quarter of workers around the world have permanent jobs, according to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Afghan police jailed over mob death

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:34
Eleven Afghan policemen are sent to prison for failing to protect a woman killed after being falsely accused of burning the Koran.

VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:33
Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.

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