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VIDEO: Poverty 'promises have not been kept'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:24
The Make Poverty History campaign has "achieved a lot, but not enough", says a former First Minister of Scotland.

VIDEO: Starr traumatised by police inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:22
Freddie Starr's lawyer Dean Dunham says the comedian has been 'traumatised' by the 19-month-long police inquiry into allegations of sexual assault against the comedian.

VIDEO: Neighbour mimics Pistorius 'cry'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:18
Two of Oscar Pistorius' nearest neighbours said they heard a man crying loudly on the night the athlete shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Norwegian army tests Oculus headset

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:14
The Norwegian army has been testing virtual reality headsets as a way of seeing what lies ahead when inside tanks.

VIDEO: Olga Kotelko: The 95-year-old athlete

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:11
Olga Kotelko is a 95-year-old athletics champion with over 30 world records to her name.

Man dies at cement-making factory

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:03
A worker dies after a serious incident at a cement-making factory in North Lincolnshire.

River Island withdraws 'sexist' gag

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:02
A novelty item which urged men to "gag" nagging women is removed from River Island's website after Twitter users threaten to boycott the clothing retailer.

Earl to sell mountain to pay off tax

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:01
The Earl of Lonsdale, who is trying to sell a mountain to pay off a hefty tax bill, has said he chose shifting the peak over evicting people from their homes.

US climate impacts 'far reaching'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:53
Climate change is having significant financial, ecological and human health impacts across the US, according to a new report.

England's Broad out of one-day games

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:53
Stuart Broad will miss England's one-day series against Sri Lanka as he continues to struggle with tendonitis in his knee.

Clarkson's Myanmar joke investigated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:52
Media regulator Ofcom investigates whether a recent episode of Top Gear, which included a controversial joke about Burmese people, broke its rules.

VIDEO: Deadline day for voting registration

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:47
The deadline to appear on the voting register for in the European and local elections closes at midnight on Tuesday.

Turning a rookie poker chump into a champ

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:41

What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas?

Not great, as you may imagine.  Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.

He spoke with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the results of his undertaking, which are chronicled in his book, "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death."

This Could Be The Year Iowa Sends Its First Woman To Congress

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:39

Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.

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Reverse psychology: A bad night for Steve Peters?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:37
The psychiatrist working with Liverpool and Ronnie O'Sullivan remains philosophical after comebacks deny both of his clients

Call to control rising house prices

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:36
The UK government should consider more restrictions on the Help to Buy scheme as house prices continue to rise, the OECD says.

Cuts 'hit mental health patients'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:35
A lack of mental health beds in England is forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles to receive treatment in other areas, figures show.

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:30

A report overseen by the government finds climate change is causing more frequent heat waves, floods and droughts. The change, the study concludes, is also disrupting key parts of the economy.

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What was a lifer doing in an open prison?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:19
Why was an armed robber in an open prison?

5 Things To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 04:04

Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?

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