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Bosses see rate rise in early 2015

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 22:33
UK interest rates will rise to 0.75% from 0.5% in the first three months of 2015 as growth picks up, according to a prediction from the CBI.

Washington Monument To Reopen After 3 Years Of Quake Repairs

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 22:09

With more than 150 cracks patched and repaired in its white marble, the Washington Monument is set to reopen for the first time since a 2011 earthquake caused widespread damage.

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Hate crime 'cultural change' needed

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:57
Wales needs "cultural changes" in order to tackle hate crimes, the Welsh government claims, as it launches a new helpline and website for victims.

VIDEO: Troops 'in dark place' after Afghan war

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:35
There has been a "significant increase" in the number of UK veterans of the Afghanistan conflict seeking mental health treatment, says a charity.

Hamilton will not break me - Rosberg

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:35
Nico Rosberg says he will not succumb to the psychological pressure of team-mate Lewis Hamilton's run of wins.

EU negotiations and the 'bearded lady' - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:27
A potentially rough ride for David Cameron as he tries to renegotiate Britain's EU membership terms is covered in the press and there's more on the Eurovision-winning "bearded woman".

Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:17

A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.

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Man, 25, is rescued from flat fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:16
A 25-year-old man is rescued from the balcony of a fourth floor flat after a fire breaks out.

Few 'will hit social care cost cap'

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 21:04
Pensioners expecting a government cap on the cost of elderly social care in England to help cover their bill are "in for a shock", a report warns.

NI private sector recovery continues

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:58
A survey of businesses suggests the recovery of NI's private sector moved up a gear in April.

Thai Senate faces protest call

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:51
Thailand's Senate is to hold talks, as protesters call on it to replace the current government of ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra.

VIDEO: Final day of Indian voting

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:33
Voting has begun in the battleground of Varanasi as India votes in the final phase of its mammoth general election.

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

NPR News - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:03

The journalist, who received a cache of highly classified documents, says no one disputes that the security agency should be reading emails from al-Qaida, but the system has become too powerful.

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WW1 'digital memorial' goes live

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 19:53
An online archive remembering the millions of people from Britain and the Commonwealth who served in World War One goes live.

Reliance and BP in India arbitration

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 19:46
India's Reliance Industries, UK oil giant BP and Canada's Niko file an arbitration notice against the Indian government over gas prices.

Death discussions 'taboo' for many

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 19:16
Discussing dying and making end of life plans remain taboo for many Britons, a survey finds.

From jail to jihad?

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 18:49
The threat of prison radicalisation

Blue plaque honour for Tony Hancock

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 18:39
Radio and TV comedy star Tony Hancock is commemorated with a blue plaque outside his London home on what would have been his 90th birthday.

Mozilla to test sponsored tabs

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 17:22
Mozilla says it will test a plan that puts ads and sponsored content on the boxes that appear when Firefox users launch a new tab on the browser.

Small investors join Pajama party

BBC - Sun, 2014-05-11 17:20
Is West End theatre chasing a new breed of investor?
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