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Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:14
Major sponsors express "serious concerns" after the US accuses Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

US military shipped anthrax to labs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:03
The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.

Tattoo troubles 'relatively common'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:47
A small survey in the United States finds 10% of people have skin reactions after getting a tattoo.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:39
Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.

Fitness tech firms in legal fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:30
Jawbone sues rival California fitness technology firm Fitbit, accusing it of stealing commercially sensitive data.

Scientists Discover Evidence of a 435,000-Year-Old Murder

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:15

Scientists say it's not just a murder from another era, but also part of one of the earliest mass graves.

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Labour objects to Hatton application

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:04
Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.

Earliest evidence of human violence

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:47
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.

'New species' of ancient human found

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:42
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

Bahrain: Between religion and reform

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:35
Bahrain seemed to be on the brink of revolution in 2011 - but has that spark now been extinguished, asks Frank Gardner.

Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:13
Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.

Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:10

Does Bill Clinton have a secret corporation that he is using to hide money? Is it intended to pay a lower tax rate? Or is it something else entirely?

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Nebraska abolishes death penalty

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:06
The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.

VIDEO: The comedy side of getting to America

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:58
What's so funny about illegal immigration?

Football 'corruption' dominates front pages

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:57
Allegations of corruption at world football's governing body, Fifa, dominate the front pages, and there is also coverage of the Queen's Speech.

Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Settle Lawsuit Over Truck-Limousine Crash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:56

The actor sued the retail giant for negligence last year after he was seriously injured in a crash in which his limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck traveling 20 mph over the speed limit.

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Doctors may be 'too slow' on cancer

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:49
GPs in the UK may be slower to refer patients with cancer than in other countries, a study suggests.

New York City's ugly saviour

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:47
How the destruction of Penn Station saved the rest of New York

Danish Broadcaster Says Killing Of Rabbit On Air Highlighted Hypocrisy

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:44

The rabbit was clubbed to death during a debate on animal cruelty. Radio24syv says it wanted a debate about the hypocrisy toward perceptions of cruelty toward animals. Critics aren't buying it.

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Tiger Mum or Cat Dad? Claws out over parenting styles

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 15:42
Move over Tiger Mother - there's a new feline parenting style