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Thai coup leader endorsed by king

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 00:20
Thailand's military leader receives royal endorsement at a ceremony in the capital, Bangkok, after taking power in a coup last week.

New Scots bodies 'could cost £1.5bn'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 00:16
The cost of setting up all the bodies needed in an independent Scotland could be £1.5bn, according to the UK Treasury.

Butcher pledges to fight on at Hibs

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 00:12
Manager Terry Butcher and chairman Rod Petrie vow to rebuild Hibernian after relegation from the Premiership.

Pets to be tested for deadly Mers

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 00:09
Scientists are soon to test cats, dogs and even rats as they seek to understand the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Number in council tax debt 'rocketed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 00:07
The number of people seeking help for council tax arrears has "rocketed" to become the most common type of debt problem, Citizens Advice says.

One Of Many: Remembering A Fallen Son On Memorial Day

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 00:04

Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.

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Labour tops poll with UKIP second

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:55
Labour has narrowly topped the European election poll in Wales, but was just 0.6% ahead of UKIP.

Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:53

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.

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Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:44

The children of parents who struggle with anxiety are much more likely to develop it themselves. Therapy for both parents and children can help keep the often-debilitating disorder at bay.

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Egyptians Vote To Elect Country's Next President

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:39

The man who removed the elected president, retired military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is practically assured of a victory in the vote, which is being held over two days, Monday and Tuesday.

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Sony to sell PlayStation 4 in China

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:38
Japan's Sony signs a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.

Five men held over suspected bomb

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:37
Five men are arrested after a suspected bomb was discovered by police in County Louth, close to the border with Northern Ireland.

Social worker 'mindset change need'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:33
Social workers in Wales need a "change of mindset" if they are to make best use of new research on children's social care, says an expert.

Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's Last Communist Leader, Dies At 90

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:21

The general in tinted glasses, who was best known for his 1981 martial law crackdown on the Solidarity union, died Sunday after a long struggle with cancer and a recent stroke.

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Queen's Baton Relay heads north

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 23:14
The Queen's Baton Relay is heading to the Urdd Eisteddfod where it will be carried by former athlete Iwan Thomas.

What UKIP victory means

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 22:48
UKIP victory will have immediate impact on big three parties

VIDEO: Farage: 'My dream has become reality'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 22:43
Nigel Farage hails a historic victory as UKIP tops the polls in the European elections, with Labour second and the Lib Dems losing all but one of their seats.

Xinjiang 'terror groups' broken up

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 22:36
Police break up 23 extremist groups and arrest more than 200 suspects in the restive Xinjiang region this month, state media said.

BNP leader loses North West seat

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 22:11
BNP leader Nick Griffin fails to get re-elected as an MEP in the North West as Labour tops the poll in the Euro elections.

Hunter-Reay Holds Off Castroneves To Win Indy 500

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 22:05

America has its first Indianapolis 500 winner in eight years. Ryan Hunter-Reay made a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.

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