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Samuel West warns of 'time bomb'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:30
Actor Samuel West claims a culture of low and unpaid work in the arts is a 'time bomb that stifles diversity and will destroy the industry'.

Government borrowing below forecast

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:25
UK government borrowing was £7.4bn in March, figures show, taking the total for the financial year to £87.3bn - below the forecast made in the Budget

Murder numbers at 38-year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:22
The number of murders and manslaughter cases in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level for 38 years, police figures suggest.

VIDEO: W1A: Back to poke fun at the Beeb

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:11
W1A, the "mockumentary" which satirises the BBC. returns for a second series tonight

UK retail sales fall 0.5% in March

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:10
UK retail sales fall 0.5% in March month-on-month, dragged down by a 6.2% fall in sales at petrol stations, official figures show.

Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:08
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.

More Whistleblowers Say Health Plans Are Gouging Medicare

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:08

Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.

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In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:07
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:06

By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.

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A Black Eye, Flipping The Bird, And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:01

Former Press Secretary Dana Perino's new book And the Good News Is... details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.

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FBU concern at £1,250-a-day adviser

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:53
"Major concerns" are voiced over a fire service's decision to hire a £1,250-a-day consultant to review its "culture".

VIDEO: How the UK got a £30bn debt mountain

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:32
The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on the events which brought the British financial system close to collapse.

Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:25

Today the USGS will issue a report on earthquakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has acknowledged that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What isn't known is how to fix it.

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BBC Three move 'delayed until 2016'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:23
Youth channel BBC Three will not move online before 2016, the channel's controller tells Broadcast magazine.

Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:22

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:22

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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Police apology to school principal

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:11
Police apologise to the principal of a County Londonderry school after three pipe bombs are found nearby.

Killed pilot was a British champion

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:10
A pilot killed during an airshow launch was a two-time winner of the British advanced aerobatics championship, it emerges.

Shoulder injury forces Byrne to quit

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 23:13
Ex-Wales full-back Lee Byrne is forced into retirement after failing to overcome a shoulder injury, say Newport Gwent Dragons.

France 'foiled five terror attacks'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 23:08
French police have foiled five recent terror plots, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says, amid tightened security in the wake of attacks in January.