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IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:21
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

Man struck by ride at fairground

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:18
A man is taken to hospital after being struck by a fairground ride on Barmouth promenade.

Criminals steal US tax returns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:14
A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

How a peaceful protest changed a violent country

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:01
Using Facebook to change Guatemala without bloodshed

Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:56

To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.

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FA Cup final tickets 'fall from sky'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:46
An Arsenal fan from Sussex bags a pair of FA Cup final tickets sent into the stratosphere ahead of Saturday's match.

Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:38
Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:29
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

What's in a referendum question?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:25
Are people more likely to vote Yes?

Ambulance 999 response improves

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:12
Ambulance response times improve for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest figures.

Five-year-old 'ran across rail line'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:10
Children as young as five have been seen running across the railway line between the platforms at a station in Edinburgh, it emerges.

Man jailed for trying to join IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:05
A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria is jailed for six years.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

5 Things You Should Know About Rick Santorum

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

The former Pennsylvania senator is getting in the race for president again. Here's a reminder of who he is.

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Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

The former Pennsylvania senator, who won Iowa in 2012, hopes he can do it again. But with a more crowded field, he might find it difficult to stand out.

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A New Kind Of College Wins State Approval In Rhode Island

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03

College Unbound aims to provide students who have some college experience a personalized path to a degree.

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Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:02
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's Speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:45
Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.

Bayliss 'turned down England twice'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:42
New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.

Boy, eight, dies playing in cemetery

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:40
An eight year-old boy dies and two 10-year-old boys are injured after an incident at a cemetery in Glasgow.

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