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Man 'had no bathing facilities'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 21:00
A vulnerable Plymouth man was without bathing facilities for six months because care providers failed to monitor him, say two ombudsmen.

Vietnam boat sinks after collision

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 20:55
A Vietnamese fishing boat sinks after colliding with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid ongoing tensions.

Election contrasts and flooding - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 20:36
The papers take the chance to contrast the electoral cheer of Nigel Farage with the gloom of Nick Clegg - along with the weather.

Japan police probe body sent by mail

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 20:22
Japanese murder detectives investigate the case of a young woman whose corpse was posted across Japan, labelled as a doll.

Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 20:07
A huge area of peatland is discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville, scientists report.

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 18:06

The WarkaWater is shaped like a vase and looks like an art exhibit. By gathering condensation, it's providing water to Ethiopian villages and could be a solution for thirsty communities worldwide.

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China to scrap millions of cars

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 17:28
China will remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year in order to improve air quality.

VIDEO: Sony forms PlayStation venture in China

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 17:23
Sony has signed a partnership to set up a PlayStation console manufacturing plant in China.

Surrey's mining mystery

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 16:48
Why are there so many miners in Spelthorne in Surrey?

Parental jobs tips 'out of date'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 16:27
Parents play a key role in their children's career decisions, but their views are often out of date and badly informed, suggests a report.

VIDEO: Thailand military to pay rice farmers

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 16:21
Thailand's coup leaders have been quick to say they will focus on fixing the country's economic problems.

Ukraine stand-off at Donetsk airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 16:07
Ukraine's military launch air attacks against pro-Russia fighters at Donetsk airport as the new president vows to talk to Russia to end the crisis.

The paintings 'made better with cats'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:55
The classic paintings 'made better with cats'

Police officers fail fitness tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:52
Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales fail fitness tests which are due to become compulsory later in the year, new data shows.

Sinn Féin's Anderson tops Euro poll

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:50
Martina Anderson, Sinn Féin, has topped the poll in the European elections for Northern Ireland.

The brave new world of DIY faecal transplant

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:29
The people desperate to be cured with someone else's faeces

VIDEO: Do we really need digital carpets?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:23
The BBC's Dougal Shaw checks out a digital carpet, that can be pre-programmed with a visual display, or take in data from the internet live.

Wills of Scots soldiers go online

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:22
The wills of 31,000 Scottish soldiers - including relatives of some famous Scots - are made available online.

Scotland 'becoming more diverse'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:22
One in six households in Scotland are of mixed ethnicity, according to a study, which found ethnic diversity was increasing through Scottish society.

Skiing in the Sahara desert

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 15:14
The desert ski shop with no customers
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