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Iranians arrested over Happy tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 07:06
Police arrest six Iranians suspected of creating a "vulgar" YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy.

Watkins police quizzed on fame issue

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:56
An inquiry into whether Lostprophets' Ian Watkins' celebrity status prevented him from being brought to justice as a child sex abuser earlier is being held.

British journalist held in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:52
A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is detained in Ukraine.

The safe way to recognise a workplace birthday

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:41
Cakes. Cards. A pint. How should you mark a colleague's birthday?

Degree courses 'not value for money'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:37
A third of students in England, who pay up to £9,000 in tuition fees, say their degree course is poor or very poor value for money, a study indicates.

Rooney wants to show world - Hodgson

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:34
Wayne Rooney is determined to shine in a World Cup after two indifferent campaigns reveals England manager Roy Hodgson.

Japanese School Says It Won't Be Kinki Anymore

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:29

Osaka's Kinki University is named for its home region in south-central Japan. But school officials say the name is distracting to foreigners.

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New SA MPs dress as maids and miners

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:27
South Africa's new left-wing MPs attend their first parliamentary session dressed as maids and miners to show they intend to represent the interest of workers.

Teacher took money from pupils

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:16
A former teacher who kept more than £1,000 given by children for uniforms and fundraising, is struck off.

eBay makes users change passwords

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:15
Members of eBay are being made to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised a database containing user information.

GM Announces Its 30th Recall Of The Year Thus Far

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:14

A day after recalling 2.42 million vehicles, General Motors says it's recalling an additional 218,000 Chevrolet model cars. All told, the company has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles this year.

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'Thief' leaves selfie at crime scene

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:10
Police are hunting a suspected thief who left his phone with his picture on it at a jewellery store where £18,000 worth of goods were taken.

In graphics: Big issues in European election

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:40
The big issues in Europe's election - in stark detail

Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don't Stay Long

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:29

Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.

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Chelsea return unhealthy - Courtois

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:22
Atletico Madrid's Thibaut Courtois says his future is unclear ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Lloyds announces more job losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:21
A telephone banking centre in Warrington is to be closed as part of more job losses announced by the Lloyds banking group.

Cuban dissident newspaper launched

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:16
An online newspaper by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, which aims to provide "essential information" in the communist-run state, goes live.

Alito Halts Missouri Execution; Supreme Court To Look At Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:06

Justice Samuel Alito granted a stay of Russell Bucklew's execution Tuesday night. The inmate has a rare medical condition that his attorneys say makes it likely that a lethal injection could go wrong.

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China and Russia sign huge gas deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:58
Russia's President Vladimir Putin agrees a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China at a summit between the two in Shanghai.

Clarke regrets swearing at Anderson

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:51
Australia captain Michael Clarke says swearing at England's James Anderson during the Ashes was "unacceptable".
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