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SNP bullying Carmichael, says Bruce

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:49
The SNP want to "extinguish all opposition" in Scotland by trying to force Alistair Carmichael out as an MP, a senior Lib Dem claims.

Kenya police clash with al-Shabab

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:49
Kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant Islamists in the north-east, leaving one officer wounded, a government spokesman tells the BBC.

Can Nadal win a 10th French Open?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:44
The Spaniard could become the first man to win the same Grand Slam 10 times. Why is he so dominant on clay? And how do you beat him?

Real Madrid close on Benitez as boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:41
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is expected to be appointed Real Madrid manager after the Italian season finishes on Sunday.

First Libor trial starts in London

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:33
The first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as Libor, is set to begin in London.

BB King's death to be investigated

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:31
The death of blues legend BB King is to be investigated after his daughters claim he was poisoned.

Amazon changes sales reporting

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:26
Amazon, the global online retailer, is changing the way it records European sales in a move that could see it paying more tax.

First Queen's Speeches: How new governments used theirs

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:20
What new governments – from Attlee to the coalition – did first

Actor Sharif has Alzheimer's disease

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:16
Actor Omar Sharif, who starred Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago in the 1960s, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

AP Source: Cleveland, DOJ Reach Deal Over Police Excessive Force

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:14

The city has settled with the Justice Department over a pattern of civil rights violations by its police. The deal could be announced as soon as today, a senior federal law enforcement official said.

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Pipe bomb thrown into back garden

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-26 00:13
Residents are moved out of homes while small pipe bomb is made safe in the back garden of a house in east Belfast.

VIDEO: Sturgeon on economy and Tory cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:28
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is giving a speech in Edinburgh in which she is expected to attack the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.

A Special Focus On Caring For Vets At The End Of Their Lives

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:25

Caring for the nation's veterans when they are dying can be a complex task, but the Army and the VA are working to help them.

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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:24

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.

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Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:23

State officials have met with stiff resistance from property owners worried about losing their ocean views or claim to their beachfront land.

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With Live Video Apps Like Periscope, Life Becomes Even Less Private

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:22

Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

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Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:21

In today's digital age it's easy to forget about paper, but as one paper pusher says, "a paperless society is about as plausible as a paperless bathroom."

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Reid's tale of triumph and tragedy

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:04
Golfer Melissa Reid reveals how she has grown up, both on and off the course, since her mother's death in 2012.

'No action' to follow F1 test crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:50
No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012.

Choir wins through to talent final

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:42
Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy wins public vote to become the first act in the final of the Britain's Got Talent show.