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Oldest tools pre-date first humans

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:12
Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.

Woods tops the swearing leaderboard

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:10
Figures show Tiger Woods is responsible for 70% of complaints from golf's US television viewers - for his foul language.

UN to sponsor Yemen talks in Geneva

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:59
The United Nations announces that it will sponsor what it calls "inclusive talks" on the conflict in Yemen next week.

China 'illegally fishing off W Africa'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:59
More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.

Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:53

Emails from informal advisor Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya have been subpoenaed by a House committee. He's no stranger to controversy, but Clinton says he's just an old friend.

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Looks Good Enough To Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:52

Aficionados of fine weed describe the effects as if they're talking about vintage wine. But how to know which medicinal or recreational strain to choose? This field guide cuts through the haze.

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Big Banks Pay $5.6 Billion, Plead Guilty To Felonies Over Currency And Rate-Fixing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:46

In one exchange, a broker told a trader, "mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game ... think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco."

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Paedophile doctor abused 'well' boy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:43
Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury kept an 11-year-old boy on as a patient to abuse him even though he was not ill.

Fabregas has ban cut to one game

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:29
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas's three-match suspension is reduced to one game by the Football Association.

City council buys offices for £24.7m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:22
Belfast City Council is buying new offices in a deal worth close to £25m.

Full glare now shines on child abuse

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:19
The Jimmy Savile case has led to a huge increase in claims of historical child abuse, says Tom Symonds.

Virgin cancels bank holiday trains

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:17
West Coast main line operator Virgin Trains cancels all services on Monday and Tuesday ahead of a planned strike by Network Rail workers.

Welsh Water to cut 360 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:07
Welsh Water is to cut 360 jobs over the next five years, the company announces.

U.S. Releases Documents Seized From Osama Bin Laden's Compound

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:05

Newly declassified materials include books, magazines and letters found during the 2011 raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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Grassley To Justice Department: Crack Down On Medicare Advantage Overbilling

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:57

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the Obama administration pointed questions about what is being done to investigate alleged fraud, waste and abuse by Medicare Advantage plans.

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Charles visits IRA murder site

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:56
Prince Charles is visiting the place in the Republic of Ireland where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA in 1979.

Spotify adds podcasts and videos

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:41
Spotify adds non-music content to its streaming app including brief news bulletins and longer video and audio podcasts.

What's the fuss about this M&S suede skirt?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:37
Why has so much been written about this suede skirt?

US releases Bin Laden raid documents

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:37
US intelligence officials release what it says are some of the documents recovered during the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in 2011, which resulted in the al-Qaeda leader's death

VIDEO: SNP MP takes oath for second time

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:35
The SNP MP for Livingston, Hannah Bardell, takes her oath in the House of Commons for a second time after making a mistake on the first attempt