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NHS to target 'rip-off' temp agencies

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:38
The health service plans to "clamp down on some of the staffing agencies ripping off the NHS", the chief executive of NHS England says.

Kerry 'hurts leg' in bicycle crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:33
US Secretary of State John Kerry is taken to hospital in Switzerland with a likely leg injury after a bicycle crash in the French Alps.

UK banks launch Fifa investigation

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:23
UK banks Barclays and Standard Chartered have begun internal reviews into whether they were used for corrupt payments by Fifa officials, the BBC understands.

5 Things You Should Know About Lindsey Graham

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:03

Graham has never sent an email, and he catapulted onto the national stage because of his role in the Clinton impeachment proceedings.

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Escaped prisoner 'could be in Spain'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 01:58
A "violent" criminal who escaped from prison could have fled to Spain, police have said.

VIDEO: Cards galore: Birthday appeal woman is 100

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 01:55
Winnie Blagden and her carer Darren Pinder show some of her birthday cards, after a successful BBC Radio Sheffield campaign for her 100th birthday resulted in thousands of greetings.

In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 01:46

The inmates have private cells and dine with the guards. Norway spends three times as much as the U.S. per prisoner. Norwegians say it pays off, with less than half the U.S. recidivism rate.

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Costume designer Julie Harris dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 01:34
Oscar and Bafta-winning costume designer Julie Harris, who designed clothes for the Beatles and Sir Roger Moore's James Bond dies in London, aged 94.

Nepal schools re-open after quake

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 01:07
Thousands of schools damaged during April's devastating earthquake in Nepal are beginning to re-open.

Murder suspect remains in custody

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 01:05
Police investigating the murder of professional boxer Eamonn Magee Jr are continuing to question a 32-year-old man about the killing.

Two rescued after late-night swim

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:40
Two people who went for a swim off Kirkwall in Orkney are rescued by coastguard crews after struggling in the sea for 40 minutes.

Hawaii man killed by swordfish

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:39
A 47-year-old Hawaii man dies after being impaled by a swordfish he apparently tried to catch after spotting it swimming in the harbour.

Apology for lost children on fun run

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:33
Organisers apologise after mountain rescuers have to round up children who got lost on a fun run and ran more than double the distance.

Russia ban 'shows sanctions working'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:27
Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind says Russia's ban on some leading Europeans shows sanctions against the country are working.

NI 'looks foolish on world stage'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:10
Northern Ireland's inability to resolve its political problems makes it look "foolish" on the world stage, a leading venture capitalist tells the BBC.

VIDEO: 'Fishing for litter' to clean up the seas

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:54
Fishermen sailing around the east coast of Britain are being encouraged to collect rubbish from the sea and bring it ashore, in a project to help the environment.

VIDEO: Migrant crisis: Can Kos cope alone?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:46
Authorities in Greece are struggling to deal with a rapidly growing number of migrants arriving on the island of Kos.

VIDEO: BB King's final Mississippi farewell

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:35
The funeral of blues legend BB King has taken place in his home state of Indianola, Mississippi.

Thalidomide survivors seek 'justice'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:12
Welsh people left disabled by the thalidomide drug scandal are being backed in their fight for compensation by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans.

Premier League next for Arsenal?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 22:33
Is the Premier League next for Arsenal?