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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.

Giants Pitcher Chris Heston Throws First No-Hitter Of The Season

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 21:40

The San Francisco Giants are now the second team in major league history to toss no-hitters in four straight seasons. Pitcher Chris Heston helped the Giants in their 5-1 win over the New York Mets.

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Mers prompts Park to cancel US visit

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 21:36
President Park Geun-hye postpones her US visit over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), which has now killed nine people in South Korea.

Mortgage debt rise 'grave concern'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 21:35
A charity expresses concern over what it says is the rapidly rising level of mortgage shortfall debt across Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Alps crash remains flown to Germany

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 21:31
The remains of the first victims of the Germanwings plane crash arrive in Duesseldorf, where they will be returned to families for burial.

Scots clubs explore summer switch

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 21:24
Three-quarters of Scotland's top-flight clubs tell BBC Scotland they would consider a move to summer football.

Tidal lagoon 'game changer' hope

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 21:24
A £1bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay could be the launching pad for a new industry in Britain.