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NI voters set to choose 18 MPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 21:19
Polling stations are due to open shortly in Northern Ireland where the electorate will choose 18 MPs at Westminster.

Voting begins in general election

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 21:15
Polling stations across Wales open at 07:00 BST for voting in the UK general election.

Young self-harm hits five-year high

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 21:07
The number of young people treated for self-harming in Welsh hospitals has reached a five-year high, new figures reveal.

Poland to host WW2 commemoration

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 20:15
European leaders are to gather in the Polish port of Gdansk as ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe get under way.

NZ-Australian in China drug trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 19:35
A New Zealand-Australian man goes on trial in China for attempting to smuggle 30kg (66 lbs) of crystal methamphetamine out of the country.

Six charged in terror fraud probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:58
Counter-terrorism police investigating fraud allegations linked to extremists travelling to Syria charge six men.

Chile president asks cabinet to quit

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:47
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she has asked all her ministers to resign and she will choose a new cabinet in the next 72 hours.

Invasive ants are extreme excavators

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:22
Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.

Phone 'scans' blood for parasites

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:20
A smartphone has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples, a study shows.

Shares in Asia down following US lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:59
Shares in Asia are down on Thursday following US markets which closed lower after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen expressed concerns over the valuations of US shares.

Children 'trust pets before siblings'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:29
For children facing adversity, the importance of relationships with pets has been underestimated, say researchers

Stop and search video viewed over a million times

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:16
Does UK viral video show echo of Baltimore debate?

'Last of US-German Moon team' dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:12
Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.

Lusitania sinking to be marked

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:03
The centenary of the sinking of the British ship Lusitania, which led to the deaths of about 1,200 people, is to be commemorated later.

NAB reveals Clydesdale demerger plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:59
Clydesdale Bank is to be split from its parent company and then floated, says owner National Australia Bank.

Privacy warning over royal baby

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:53
Police hand out letters in a Norfolk village asking photographers not to harass the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Hatton Garden raid has 'ruined lives'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:37
The Hatton Garden raid on safety deposit boxes has "ruined the lives" and livelihoods of some of its victims, a loss adjuster says.

VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:20
An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.

Britain's place in the EU is on the table Thursday

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:18

The British elections were basically too close to call late Wednesday.

On the one hand, a Labour win would bring about the U.K.'s most left-wing government in decades, but win by the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron might bring about something else entirely.

Cameron has promised a public referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union, a prospect that isn't too popular with U.K. businesses.

To hear more about the implications of a "Brexit," click the audio player above, and click here for more on what's at stake in the U.K. Thursday.

Fla. Governor Leaves Meeting With U.S. Health Secretary Empty-Handed

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:17

Despite a "good conversation" with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Gov. Rick Scott gets no sign that Florida will receive the more than $1 billion he wants for health care.

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