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N Korea claims nuclear breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 04:11
North Korea again claims it can make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile, hours after cancelling a visit by the UN Secretary General.

Indonesia, Malaysia Agree To Take In Stranded Rohingyas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:54

The "boat people," as they've been called, have been stranded at sea for weeks with little food or water. Indonesia and Malaysia say they will take them in temporarily.

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Coulson knew of hacking, trial told

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:40
The Andy Coulson perjury trial is told the former News of the World editor was aware that phone hacking was taking place while he was in charge.

IS 'seizes part of Syria's Palmyra'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:37
Islamic State militants seize northern part of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, monitoring group says

Family want jail pen murder answers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:27
The family of a homeless man murdered by his cellmate in Cardiff Prison with a ballpoint pen question why the two were put together.

Hamilton signs new Mercedes deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:26
Lewis Hamilton signs a new three-year contract at Mercedes.

Ashton recalled to England squad

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:23
Chris Ashton and his 20-year-old Saracens team-mate Maro Itoje are named in England's 50-man World Cup training squad.

Killer's family try to trace jury

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:20
The family of a man jailed for murdering his ex-wife take out a newspaper advert in an attempt to trace the jurors involved in his trial, prompting a police investigation.

Advanced gravity hunt is green lit

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:14
Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect

UK among worst in wildlife league

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:01
The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.

Strike to hit most Scottish trains

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:01
A strike by rail workers will mean that most trains in Scotland will be cancelled on Monday and Tuesday next week, ScotRail has confirmed.

PODCAST: Skin in the game

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-05-20 03:00

How the head of the fed is keeping Wall Street workers chained to their desks ahead of the long holiday weekend. Plus, the Senate Education Committee meets Wednesday. Senator Lamar Alexander, who chairs the committee and is a former secretary of education, has proposed that colleges share in the risk of lending to student. He says this would lead to reduced student borrowing. How would it work if colleges had “skin in the game” and how realistic is the proposal? We'll also talk to Allan Sloan of the Washington Post about the costs of investing in a hedge fund.

Dads 'use adult tone not baby talk'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:56
Mothers are more likely to coo at their babies, while fathers address them more like small adults - but both approaches help children learn, a study suggests.

The man who cross-stitched his own bank card

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:50
A man has cross-stitched a debit card and sent it to his bank to express his irritation at waiting for a replacement.

Plane crash linked to software fault

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:39
Airbus suggests that a military plane crash might have been caused by a problem with the software that controlled its engines.

In Speech, Obama Will Cast Climate Change As 'Immediate Risk' To U.S. Security

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:36

President Obama is expected to discuss the dangers of climate change when he delivers the commencement address today at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday.

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'Insane' woman cleared of murder bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:35
A woman is found not guilty by reason of insanity on both counts of attempted murder of two children.

Pianist wins child abuse memoir case

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:34
A concert pianist wins a legal battle to publish a book giving detail of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.

West Africa drops term limit plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:29
A plan to restrict all West African presidents to two terms in office has been dropped by heads of state, with Togo and The Gambia leading the objections.

Fire tragedy prompts Azeri protest

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 02:18
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan vow to protest against the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block in Baku.