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No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.

University's fundraising reaches £2bn

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
A University of Oxford campaign to raise funds for teaching and research raises £2bn, it is announced.

Cyprus leaders to revive peace talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:14
Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.

VIDEO: El Nino - What is it?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has warned the El Nino weather phenomenon could pack a punch this year after declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific. Chris Fawkes explains.

VIDEO: Convicted rapist in 10-mile car chase

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
An on-the-run convicted rapist knocked over a cyclist and sent a pensioner scrambling for cover during a police pursuit through London.

Major earthquake strikes Nepal

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:49
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, the USGS says.

College in kidney bean conundrum

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45
Staff at St John's College library are trying to reunite a large bag of red kidney beans with its rightful owner as it joins the lost and found list.

Sri Lanka first to protect mangroves

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45
Sri Lanka becomes the first nation to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests, using a model that conservationists hope other nations will adopt.

Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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State Legislatures Quarreling Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:43

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:40

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Indonesia turned away migrant boat

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:40
Indonesia says it turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Missing woman police discover body

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:37
The family of a missing woman, who is believed to have been killed, are being kept "fully updated" as a body is discovered.

Still Playing: The Theater That Saw The Birth Of Cinema

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:36

Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.

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VIDEO: Security tight for Iraq Shia pilgrimage

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:14
Security has been tightened in Baghdad to protect the many Shia Muslims who are converging on the capital.

Kirk casts net to find new ministers

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:03
The Church of Scotland launches a recruitment drive to tackle a shortage of ministers in the Kirk.

Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:49
A blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack since the start of the year.

VIDEO: 'Australian started Bradford City fire'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:47
A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, says police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire.

Government sells more Lloyds shares

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:45
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.

Easyjet profits from cheaper fuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:37
Easyjet reports a profit for the first half of its financial year, helped by lower fuel prices, a weaker euro and a strong finish to the ski season.

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