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Wiccan funeral for 'Eron the wizard'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:02
More than 100 people dressed as elves, druids and witches attend a Wiccan funeral in Cornwall to mark the passing of 'Eron the wizard'.

The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 05:00

As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.

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Iraq exhumes IS victims in Tikrit

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:50
The Iraqi authorities say they have exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been summarily killed by Islamic State near Tikrit last June.

VIDEO: Why children love the # symbol

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:48
Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.

What was Militant?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:44
What was the Militant tendency of the 1980s?

Women to feature in Fifa 16 game

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:34
England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.

Why are MPs banned from clapping?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:31
Why are MPs not allowed to applaud?

Toddler thrown out of Kiddu car seat

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:25
A toddlers' car seat is removed from sale by its manufacturer after a boy was thrown out of one into the front of his mother's car.

Tajik special ops chief 'joins IS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:22
Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.

VIDEO: 1330: Uefa president news conference

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:18
European football's governing body, Uefa, holds a news conference, as the Fifa Congress takes place in Zurich amid arrests on corruption charges.

Amputation for quad bike crash boy

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:16
A man appears in court after a quad bike crash left a seven-year-old boy needing an amputation.

George Pataki Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:13

Former New York Gov. George Pataki unveiled a video announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday. He'll speak at an 11 a.m. ET event in New Hampshire.

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McIlroy posts nightmare opening 80

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:07
Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.

Ban after footballer pitch assault

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:05
A man is banned from football matches for three years after admitting assaulting Chesterfield captain Ian Evatt after the League One club's play-off defeat at Preston.

Benitez confirms Napoli departure

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:04
Rafael Benitez - favourite to become Real Madrid boss - says he will be leaving Napoli after two years in charge of the club.

Arts Council boss makes funding plea

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 04:00
Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.

Increase in outside visitors to NI

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:57
The number of visitors to Northern Ireland from outside the country increased in 2014, but they spent less money, new statistics show

'Moose' worm targets home routers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:56
A malicious worm called moose that targets poorly protected home routers has been uncovered by security researchers.

VIDEO: Dyke: Blatter 'must take responsibility'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:53
The chairman of England's Football Association Greg Dyke says Fifa president Sepp Blatter ''must take responsibility'' following the arrests of several senior officials on corruption charges.

Wozniacki loses to Goerges in Paris

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:50
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki loses in straight sets to Julia Goerges in the French Open second round.