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Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:33

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.

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Trio Of Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking ISS Mission

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:28

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti surpassed a space endurance record for a female spacefarer.

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'Miracle autism cure' seller exposed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:23
A self-styled "reverend" who claims autism can be "purged" by swallowing bleach is exposed by an undercover BBC investigation.

Dirty Dancing In The Early 1900s

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:23

Scandalous swirls like the Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot and Grizzly Bear may have even scared President-elect Woodrow Wilson.

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Chris Hemsworth joins Ghostbusters

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:20
Chris Hemsworth will play the receptionist in director Paul Feig's female reboot of Ghostbusters.

North Sea tax revenue forecast cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:20
The UK's budget watchdog has slashed its long-term forecast for North Sea oil and gas tax receipts.

McCartneys were IRA trial witnesses

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:14
The sisters of Belfast murder victim Robert McCartney are identified as witnesses in an IRA trial which collapsed last week, after reporting restrictions are lifted.

A sensible way forward on surveillance?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:11
David Anderson has made a measured contribution to the debate over surveillance powers - but the arguments will continue, says Gordon Corera.

Woman biker rides against Iran's laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 06:10
In a country where women riding motorcycles in public is banned, Behnaz Shafiei is one of a small number challenging the rules.

Prescott to David Miliband: Shut up

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:53
Former Labour deputy leader John Prescott tells David Miliband to "shut up" and stop telling the party what to do.

Bale v Giggs: Who's best for Wales?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:51
With Gareth Bale set to win his 50th cap against Belgium, BBC Wales Sport looks at how he compares with Welsh great Ryan Giggs.

'Best candidates' for lost Philae

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:49
The European Space Agency (Esa) has released some pictures that may include its lost comet lander, Philae.

Woman jailed for helping killer

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:33
A woman who gave shelter to a murderer is jailed for 18 months after judges ruled she should not have been given a suspended sentence.

Bishops make appeal for information

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:31
The Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Londonderry call on anyone with information about the murder of Paul McCauley to come forward and put the "truth on the table".

'Years more spending cuts to come'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:26
Further cuts to government spending will be needed beyond this parliament in order to bring the national debt under control, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned.

VIDEO: Westminster Hall

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:23
MPs debate subjects including Fifa in Westminster Hall.

VIDEO: 'You die or you save your own life'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:22
Stacey Hyde, who was cleared at a retrial of murdering her friend's boyfriend, has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that she was let down by the justice system.

Israel denies bugging Iran talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:13
Israel denies it bugged talks on Iran's nuclear programme, after a security company said a computer virus hacked the venues of the negotiations.

Rugby player breaks arm live on TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 05:03
Ex-rugby league player Ben Ross is rushed to hospital after breaking his arm while arm-wrestling live on television.

Reports: Christopher Lee, Star In 'Dracula,' 'Star Wars,' Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 04:56

Lee's career was varied and vast: He made his name as Dracula for decades, but then went on to play roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Lord of the Rings. Lee was 93 years old.

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