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Why so few forced marriage prosecutions?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:13
There are estimated to be thousands of forced marriages every year in the UK - so why are there so few prosecutions, asks Yasminra Khan.

How Does A City Stop 4 Million Smokers From Lighting Up?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:03

A few years ago, smoking was so common in Beijing that doctors, nurses and patients would even puff away in hospital hallways. Now the city is trying — again — to ban smoking indoors. It isn't easy.

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Court Decision On Texas Abortion Law Could Hasten Clinic Closures

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:03

A federal appeals court has upheld sweeping abortion restrictions in Texas that supporters say protect women's health. Opponents say the decision could leave just seven or eight clinics open.

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Raising Graduation Rates With Questionable Quick Fixes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:02

The nation's high school graduation rate is at a record-high 81 percent. Why? Because states are doing good things ... or using some sleight of hand.

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For Bakers And Restaurants, Egg Supply Is Getting Ugly

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:01

Commercial bakers and restaurants use liquid egg in dozens of foods, from cakes to mayonnaise. But the price has shot up 240 percent since May, as U.S. poultry farms reel from an avian flu outbreak.

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Businesses Are Hanging Up On Voice Mail To Dial In Productivity

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 01:00

It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.

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Glennie gets presidential approval

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:50
Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.

Africa to create biggest trade zone

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:49
Africa's largest free-trade zone is to be created, covering 26 countries and including more than 600 million people when a deal is signed in Egypt.

VIDEO: Boy, 3, introduces himself to Queen

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:46
A young boy took off his top hat and approached the Queen for a handshake at the Epsom Derby.

Relatives to view Alps crash coffins

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:45
The relatives of 44 victims of the Germanwings plane crash, including 16 schoolchildren who died, are to view their coffins in Duesseldorf.

'No consolation' for David Miliband

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:38
David Miliband says he finds "no consolation in any sense of vindication" about Labour's performance in the general election.

Malaysia mountain 'nudists' in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:29
Four Western tourists appear in court in Malaysia accused of posing nude on Mt Kinabalu, which was hit by a deadly earthquake last week.

Sturgeon to meet senior US diplomat

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:18
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to meet US Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken on the third day of her trip to the United States.

Grey: New Fifty Shades book 'stolen'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:13
A manuscript of EL James's latest Fifty Shades novel has been stolen, according to reports.

Flat open to London stock market

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 00:01
London shares dip extremely slightly in early trade on Wednesday, but supermarkets and miners are among the gainers.

Alton Towers amputee 'recovering'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 23:29
A woman whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers is recovering well and has stood for the first time, her brother says.

Brazil Women 2-0 South Korea Women

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 23:08
Marta becomes the Women's World Cup's all-time leading goalscorer by netting in Brazil's victory over South Korea.

LeBron stars as Cavs take finals lead

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 22:54
LeBron James's 40 points helps Cleveland Cavaliers beat Golden State 96-91 to go 2-1 up in the NBA play-off finals.

Sainsbury's in further sales fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 22:40
Sainsbury's has seen sales drop for the sixth consecutive quarter due to increasing supermarket competition, and food deflation.

Ministers need to 'speak minds' on EU

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 22:21
Tory ministers should be free to "speak their minds" about the future EU referendum, the chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee says.