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Rail strikes suspended after talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:51
Rail strikes by RMT union workers in the UK in June are suspended after talks over pay deal.

VIDEO: Islamic State 'tortures' Syrian boy

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:49
The group calling itself Islamic State is using children as young as 12 on the battlefield in the on-going conflict there.

Murder Charges In Bangladesh Over 2013 Garment Factory Collapse

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:48

More than 40 people were charged in connection with the collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,137 people.

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In pictures: Exotic animal rescue

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:39
Reptiles rescued by the RSPCA centre in Brighton

Sharapova beaten in French Open

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:35
Defending champion Maria Sharapova is out of the French Open in the fourth round after losing to 13th seed Lucie Safarova.

Brazil TV punished for atheism views

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:30
China kids given 'wealth education'

Couch wins diving World Series title

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:25
Great Britain's Tonia Couch wins the Diving World Series title after taking her fourth bronze medal in Mexico.

Nigeria bankers held for 'mega scam'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:25
Nigeria's anti-corruption agency arrests six senior central bank officials over an alleged $30m (£20m) currency fraud.

After A Week Of Flooding, Sunshine Forecast For Much Of Texas

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:10

The rains gave the state its wettest May in history. Last week's flooding killed at least 25 people.

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A&E in England hits waiting-time target

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:08
The NHS in England has met its A&E waiting-time target for the first time since September.

EU quotas for migrants raise concern

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:02
France and Germany say an EU Commission plan to redistribute 40,000 asylum seekers across the EU needs revision.

Video 'shows IS torturing Syria boy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:01
A graphic mobile phone video obtained by the BBC appears to show militants from Islamic State torturing a 14-year-old Syrian boy.

PODCAST: Researchers take an uber

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-01 03:00

First up, we'll talk about where all those disappearing Carnegie Mellon professors went. Hint: they took Uber. Plus, the spectrum auction does not happen until 2016, but there's already a lot of interest in what's for sale. The reason? The spectrum that's for sale is primo. And T-Mobile wants a big piece of it. 

Nigeria tanker fire kills dozens

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:54
More than 60 people are killed, many burnt to death, after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus station in Onitsha, south-eastern Nigeria, officials say.

VIDEO: Record for 92-year-old marathon runner

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:53
A 92-year-old cancer survivor becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon after crossing the finish line of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego.

Palin: Clangers narration 'Zen-like'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:52
Monty Python star Michael Palin says narrating the new series of The Clangers is "Zen-like".

Have we cured cancer?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:50
Immunotherapy is fast becoming a powerful new weapon against cancer. But is it the cure we've been waiting for?

Rare Apple computer wrongly recycled

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:46
A San Francisco recycling centre is seeking a woman who may have handed over a rare Apple I computer by mistake.

A55 coach fire causes tailbacks

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:45
Long tailbacks are reported on the A55 in Flintshire as one lane is blocked due to a coach fire.

California farmer is 'minimizing the hurt'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:43

Farmers in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta hold some of the most secure water rights in the state. But as the drought deepens, even those privileged “riparian rights” holders might have to sacrifice their water.

That's why many of them have agreed to slash their water use 25 percent in exchange for a promise they won’t face harsher mandatory cuts this growing season. Farmers say they’ll do that by fallowing fields, shifting to less thirsty crops and using less water to irrigate low-profit crops.

“It’s about minimizing the hurt,” farmer Rudy Mussi says.

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