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Bank hints at rate rise this year

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 22:35
The Bank of England's governor hints that interest rates may rise earlier than expected, while the Chancellor George Osborne says he will give the Bank new powers to cap mortgages.

UKIP AMs on the way, poll suggests

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:57
Labour will struggle to win a majority at the next assembly election and UKIP will win its first seats in Cardiff Bay, a new opinion poll for BBC Wales indicates.

Bloodhound unveils '1,000mph office'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:54
The cockpit is fitted out for the British Bloodhound supersonic car, which will try to break the World Land Speed Record next year.

S Korea reshuffle after ferry deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:45
South Korean President Park Geun-hye revamps her cabinet in an apparent bid to win back support after April's passenger ferry disaster.

India steel plant gas leak kills six

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:39
Six people are now known to have died from a poisonous gas leak at one of India's largest steel plants, factory officials said.

Exam body denies results delay claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:33
The examinations body CCEA denies claims by the union Nipsa that industrial action by its members could delay GCSE and A-level results.

Iraq crisis and World Cup - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 21:16
The Iraq crisis - and what the US will do about it - and the opening of the World Cup in Brazil share the front pages.

Croatia's agony is Brazil's ecstasy

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 20:59
Neymar's double gets Brazil's World Cup campaign off to a winning start but Croatia will rightly feel aggrieved, writes Ben Smith.

Obama: All options open on Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 19:41
US President Barack Obama says his government is looking at "all options" to help fight Islamist militants in Iraq, including military action.

MH370 families get $50,000 payments

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 19:06
Insurers distribute initial payments of $50,000 to the relatives of those on board the Malaysian passenger jet that went missing in March.

E3: Five things we learnt in LA

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 18:49
Five things we learned at E3 gaming expo

VIDEO: Inside the Bloodhound 1,000mph car

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 18:08
Driver Andy Green reveals the cockpit of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

Texas Rep. Sessions Withdraws From Bid For Majority Leader Post

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:13

With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.

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Sudan is bombing civilians - US

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:11
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, accuses Sudan of stepping up its attacks on civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

Pew Poll: More Americans Are Political Purists

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:03

Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

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The next billionaires

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:02
What do we know about the new generation of the ultra-rich?

Arizona priest killed in attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:53
A priest is shot and killed and another badly wounded in an attack on a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.

Will The Simpsons survive the apocalypse?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:51
New play Mr Burns predicts the future of The Simpsons

Jamaica rethinks marijuana laws

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:49
The Jamaican government plans to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and allow possession for religious, scientific and medical purposes.

Poor tracheostomy care warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:37
Gaps in training could be putting patients with tracheostomies in life-threatening situations, the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland warns.
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