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BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:56
May's round-up of disability news

'Liver branding' surgeon resigns

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:50
A liver surgeon accused of branding his initials into a patient's liver resigns following a disciplinary hearing.

Afghanistan Indian consulate attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:45
Heavily-armed gunmen launch an assault on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, but diplomatic staff escape unharmed.

Rosberg signs new Mercedes contract

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:34
Nico Rosberg signs a new deal with Mercedes that will see him partner Lewis Hamilton for at least one more season.

Schools 'left behind' in digital age

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:19
Schools in Wales are in danger of being left behind when it comes to digital education, experts have warned.

Silicon Tally: Replacing Old Yeller with New Yeller

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 01:00

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Sir Paul treated in Tokyo hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 00:57
Sir Paul McCartney thanks fans for their messages of support after receiving treatment in a Japanese hospital for a virus.

Govia wins Thameslink rail franchise

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 00:52
The seven-year franchise to run the expanded Thameslink rail network is awarded to Govia Thameslink, a joint venture majority-owned by transport group Go-Ahead.

VIDEO: As if by magic, Mr Benn reappears

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 00:39
The creator of Mr Benn, David McKee, talks to BBC Breakfast about his famous character's lasting appeal

Building a virtual human with your data

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 00:22
The doctors who need your data to build software replica of body

Richard III review decision awaited

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 00:14
Judges considering a challenge to how the burial place of Richard III was selected, are to give their decision.

'Mortar attack' on pro-Assad rally

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 00:07
Mortar fire has hit a pro-Assad rally in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, killing at least 20 people, state media and activists say.

Escaped kidnapper found by police

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:57
A convicted kidnapper who absconded from a secure mental health unit in Doncaster is found by police.

School criticises 'extremism' report

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:48
An independent Muslim school in Luton claims Ofsted is portraying it as a "hotbed of extremism", after a recent inspection.

CCTV images released in rape inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:35
Police release images of two men they want to trace as part of an inquiry into the rape of a woman in the Govanhill area of Glasgow.

'Being the first black driver in F1 is important'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:33
In his latest BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton talks about knocking down barriers in sport and an emotional trip to Haiti.

VIDEO: Cheeki Rafiki search may be suspended

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:27
The search for the four sailors on board the yacht Cheeki Rafiki will be suspended if nothing is found by Friday night, the US Coast Guard has said

Research concerns over 'Yes' vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:21
Professors from all Scotland's medical schools write an open letter expressing "grave concerns" independence could jeopardise research funding.

Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 23:06

Conflicts arise when Israeli settlement or security construction cuts into land, often owned by local churches, where Palestinians live or work. Local Christians hope Francis will push their cause.

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What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 22:58

Today's babies are part of the first generation with their entire lives documented on social media. Researchers are finding lessons in the streams of their photos.

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