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Downton Abbey voted best TV drama

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:38
Downton Abbey is voted best TV drama while Strictly Come Dancing wins best entertainment show at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer awards.

TSA Head Reassigned; Agency To Revise Airport Security Procedures

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:33

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to retrain officers and retest screening equipment in airports.

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Paris police clear migrants' camp

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:29
French police evict about 360 migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris, after a clash between migrants in Calais.

Why is God not female?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:28
Why is God mostly referred to as a male?

Reactor offline due to seaweed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:23
A reactor at the Hunterston B nuclear power station in Ayrshire has been taken offline due to seaweed in the waters around the plant.

Man guilty of Bangor woman's murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:09
A Sydney man is found guilty of murdering his estranged wife, who was originally from Bangor in County Down.

AO World reports loss for the year

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:53
Online domestic appliance retailer AO World reports a £2.9m full-year loss and says trading in the UK remains "challenging".

A Tome Of Peruvian Food, By Its Most Acclaimed Ambassador

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:41

Gaston Acurio is the world's premiere cheerleader for Peruvian cuisine, and he's just written a cookbook. It's called Peru: The Cookbook, and has 500 recipes — including more than 20 kinds of ceviche.

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Texas Put Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:38

As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?

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Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:35

The system was considered a triumph by the Soviets, but was built by ruthless means that helped cause a famine in the 1930s, in which millions died.

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Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:35

Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.

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Kennedy's different style of politics

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:25
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy brought a different style to Westminster politics, says BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith.

Aid workers shot dead in north Afghanistan

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 23:12
Nine people including several aid workers are killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Balkh province, northern Afghanistan, say officials.

VIDEO: 'Charles was the best of all of us'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 22:57
Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown says Charles Kennedy's death is "a loss to the whole of British politics".

BGT champ shocked by 'double dog' row

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 22:37
Jules O'Dwyer is "shocked and surprised" by the reaction to her using a stunt double dog for her winning sketch.

Tree crashes onto car in heavy wind

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 22:24
Emergency crews deal with several incidents across Wales as heavy rain and high winds affected many areas overnight.

'I don't mind if people think I'm rubbish'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 22:20
Robbie Savage looks back at his season's highlights as a pundit, recalls some of his run-ins and revisits some of his predictions too.

Urgent Greek debt crisis talks held

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 21:58
The heads of both the International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank have attended talks in Berlin in an attempt to reach a deal with Athens.

Tributes to dead ex-Lib Dem leader

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 21:58
Tributes are paid in Wales to the former leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy who has died in Scotland aged 55.

Ex-Lib Dem leader Kennedy dies at 55

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 21:53
Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy has died at his home in Scotland aged 55, his family says.