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Jail for cancer hospital fraudster

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:52
An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.

Man drowns in lake flag incident

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:50
A 68-year-old man drowns while trying to swim to a lake island to remove two Irish tricolour flags in County Armagh.

Murder probe after injured OAP dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:48
An 85-year-old woman, Eleanor Whitelaw, who was found seriously injured in her Edinburgh home, dies two weeks later.

Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:47

It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heatstroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.

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China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:42

Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

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Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:40
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.

Diesels face £10 pollution charge

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:40
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.

Lorry driver denies road rage murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:34
A lorry driver accused of using his vehicle to drive over and murder another motorist denies being a "bully" behind the wheel of his truck.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:29
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Gold medallist fails drugs test

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:19
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.

VIDEO: Calls for clarity over 'revenge porn' law

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:18
Calls to create a new criminal offence of "revenge porn" have been rejected by a House of Lords committee.

Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:15

Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.

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AUDIO: Band hoped Watkins abuse a 'mistake'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:13
Former members of Lostprophets have talked at their "shock" at finding out singer Ian Watkins was a paedophile.

VIDEO: Cameron on tightening migrant benefits

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:05
David Cameron has announced plans to cut the amount of time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits in the UK.

PODCAST: Lobbying for tech

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:00

In spite of typically slower summer months, analysts are watching today's meeting of the Fed and wondering what the content of the forthcoming announcement will signal. Plus, the white house is arguing that global warming needs to be addressed for both the environment and the economy. More on that report. Plus, as tech companies get larger, so do their voices. More on a new crop of tech lobbyists who are hoping to shape policy. 

VIDEO: Fire rages at Libya fuel depot

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 02:59
Italy has offered to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel depot in the Libyan capital

La Liga 'wants all of world's best'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 02:48
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 02:45
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 02:36
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.

Refunds after Games travel problems

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 02:35
People who missed Commonwealth Games events due to transport problems in and around Glasgow at the weekend are told they can apply for refunds.
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