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Starved Daniel's GP 'lacked urgency'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:19
A doctor should have been "more proactive" after concerns were raised about a four-year-old boy a month before he was killed, a disciplinary panel hears.

Will the ECB play its ace over Greece?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:18
The European Central Bank has the ace of trumps when it comes to dealing with Greece's financial crisis. So would they play it?

UN condemns aid chief's expulsion

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:05
The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.

Cigarette makers fined billions

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:04
A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay 15.5bn Canadian dollars (£8bn, $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.

Do we know what 'whistle-stop' means?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:01
Where does the term 'whistle-stop' come from?

The myth that America doesn't like football

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
Why it's absurd to think that America hasn't fallen in love with the beautiful game.

Listening to the language of apes

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
Why humans are fascinated by the language of apes

Drips, leaks and blocked drains in chic Paris

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
The Paris apartments in need of a good plumber

Virgin-born sawfish found in Florida

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:56
Seven sawfish in a Florida estuary become the first virgin-born vertebrates ever found in the wild.

NHS told to 'deliver', and Cowell 'conned'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:42
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the NHS "enough cash, now deliver", David Cameron faces a cabinet split over child benefit, and Britain's Got Talent's "conned" by a canine stunt double.

What It's Like To Choose Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:36

There are many different ways to be transgender. For some people that includes sex reassignment surgery. A young filmmaker follows two people who made that choice through their year of transition.

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Chinese ship sinks with 400 on board

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:27
A ship carrying more than 400 people sinks in the Yangtze River in southern China, according state media reports.

Russian planes fly near US warship

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:23
Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said.

Newcastle duo released in same call

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 14:08
Ryan Taylor is released by Newcastle and then asked to pass the phone to Jonas Gutierrez so he can receive the same news.

Takata to address fatal airbag fault

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:59
The Japanese car parts maker, Takata, looks to replace a chemical used in its airbags, as it tries to fix a fault that led to six deaths and multiple injuries.

There Are 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than 25 Years Ago

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:50

That's the good news. The bad news is that there are still 795 million people who don't get enough to eat — and enough nutrients in their food.

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VIDEO: Johnson praises PM's 'schmoozathon'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:44
In his first Commons speech since returning as an MP, Boris Johnson "reminds" David Cameron that he should be prepared to campaign for the UK to leave the European Union, if talks on renegotiating the terms of membership are unsuccessful.

Boris: UK must be ready to leave EU

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:36
The UK must be ready to walk away from the EU if sufficient reform is not achieved, Boris Johnson warns in his first Commons speech since returning as an MP.

Man charged with boxer's murder

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:34
A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of professional boxer Eamonn Magee.

It's Raining Nitrogen In A Colorado Park. Farmers Can Help Make It Stop

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-01 13:26

Scientists say too much airborne nitrogen from farms is throwing off the ecological balance of Rocky Mountain National Park. So the federal government is hoping weather alerts for farmers will help.

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