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Fisher wants 'to get Leia right'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 02:29
Actress Carrie Fisher says the new Star Wars film will let her "get Leia right this time", as she appears at the Hay Festival in Wales.

Land ownership mapping plan unveiled

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 02:23
A mapping project to work out who owns every part of Scotland is to be completed within 10 years, the Scottish government says.

Man unconscious in water after fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 01:50
A walker who landed unconscious in a stream after falling on Tryfan in Snowdonia was "very lucky" to escape more serious injury, say rescuers.

Art school library destroyed in fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 01:39
The iconic library at Glasgow School of Art has been lost in the fire which swept through the building on Friday, it emerges.

It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 01:29

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the 2008 bank bailout worked well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it taught bankers to be reckless because the risks are on taxpayers. Vote for who is right.

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Election Underway In Ukraine, But Blocked In Restive East

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-25 01:20

Ukrainians began voting Sunday in a presidential election marred by violence and all but cancelled in eastern cities, where pro-Russian separatists have shut polling places and threatened officials.

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Tourism worth £256m to Anglesey

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 01:17
Tourism boosted the Anglesey economy by £256m last year thanks to an influx of extra visitors, new figures show.

Interest rate 'could settle at 3%'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 00:59
The official UK interest rate could settle at an average of 3% in a few years, the outgoing deputy governor of the Bank of England Charlie Bean predicts.

Thai military continues crackdown

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 00:50
Thailand's military rulers order 35 more people to report to them, following the detention of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday.

Timothy Spall 'finally a leading man'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 00:32
Timothy Spall on becoming a leading actor, "albeit an ugly one"

Injured Cook out of second ODI

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 00:28
England captain Alastair Cook will miss Sunday's second ODI against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street with a groin injury

Murray 'feels ready' for Paris test

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 00:21
BBC Sport takes a look at the French Open chances of British trio Andy Murray, Heather Watson and James Ward.

Crime cash available to communities

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-25 00:16
Cash seized from criminals totalling £150,000 is being made available to community projects in the Gwent Police area.

Pope Francis Prays At Wall Separating Israel, West Bank

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-24 23:59

The pontiff showed symbolic approval for an independent Palestinian state as he arrived in Bethlehem by helicopter. He also invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican for a prayer meeting.

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Organist to play 1,767 pipes in hour

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 23:36
A composer sets himself the challenge of playing every one of the 1,767 pipes in a church organ in an hour.

US police name drive-by killer

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 22:10
US police confirm that the man who killed six people in a rampage in Santa Barbara, California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.

How Bale lit up Lisbon for Real Madrid

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 22:04
How Real Madrid's Gareth Bale lit up Lisbon

VIDEO: Anti-World Cup protesters march

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 21:45
Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Sao Paulo, in the latest show of opposition to the World Cup in Brazil.

Jersey accused in 'blood-gold' row

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 21:15
Jersey financial regulators are accused of failing to act against an island-based trust allegedly involved in selling gold sourced from militia in the war-torn DR Congo.

Lib Dem candidates want Clegg to go

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-24 21:07
Two Lib Dem parliamentary candidates call on party leader Nick Clegg to stand down after another set of poor local election results.
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