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Water flooded mine in six seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:20
The area of a Swansea Valley pit where three miners drowned as they tried to blast coal took just six seconds to fill with water, a court hears.

Stuart Hall admits girl sex assault

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:16
Ex-BBC presenter Stuart Hall pleads guilty to indecently assaulting a girl under 16, but denies 20 further charges.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:12
Vince Cable explains the government's position to Pfizer's planned takeover of AstraZeneca.

VIDEO: Fish rain down in Sri Lanka surprise

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:04
Villagers in western Sri Lanka were surprised and delighted on Monday when they experienced an unusual rainfall that included more than 50kg of fish.

Sinn Féin/PSNI relations strained

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:02
How Gerry Adams' arrest put a crucial relationship under strain

Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:01
Entertainer Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted after allegations of sex offences because there was "insufficient evidence" on most claims, the CPS says.

Boko Haram's Local Fight Suddenly Gets International Scrutiny

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:53

The group has been around for more than a decade, and the U.S. says it has links to al-Qaida. Boko Haram has now achieved international notoriety by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls.

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VIDEO: Thai PM appears in court

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:46
Thailand is on the verge of a major political upheaval as the Constitutional Court considers whether to dismiss the country's caretaker Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, for abuse of power.

PODCAST: Sell in May?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:44

We'll start by confronting the notion of "Sell in May, then go away." There is a saying among investors this time of year, that as we get closer to summer vacation, it's time to take money out of the stock market. To find out more, we consult the often bearish Julie Niemann, the analyst at Smith Moore and company in St. Louis.

Google is rolling out same-day delivery for online retail customers in West L.A. and Manhattan — offering products from a variety of retailers including Costco, Target, Walgreens and L'Occitane. Google has already been piloting the service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Amazon has just launched same-day delivery in parts of Los Angeles as well, along with San Francisco, Seattle and Phoenix. And the two giants aren't alone. Wal-Mart, eBay, Nordstrom and other retailers are also in the ring. But, same-day delivery is expensive and complicated.

What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas? Not great, as you may imagine. Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.

##BringBackOurGirls tops a million tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:41
A million tweets for the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:36
Man City ready to launch bid for Messi, John Terry to stay at Chelsea, Spurs want Martinez and more.

Ronnie O'Sullivan in motorway crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:20
Snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan is involved in a crash on the way home from defeat in the world championship final.

'Clarity needed' over resuscitation

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:18
Clearer guidance is needed about when "do not resuscitate" orders can be placed on patients' medical records, judges at the Court of Appeal have been told.

What is mindfulness?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:16
The word "mindfulness" seems to be everywhere. Parliament has even started using it. What is it?

The Lost Village In New York City

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:11

Razed to make way for Central Park, Seneca Village was a vibrant neighborhood in 19th century Manhattan. Now researchers are looking for descendants.

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Men admit lesser charges on killing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:09
Seven out of 12 men charged in connection with the death of a Catholic community worker have manslaughter and attempted murder charges dropped.

Lebanon 'expels' Syria Palestinians

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:06
Lebanon has been forcibly returning dozens of Palestinian refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria despite the dangers they face there, activists say.

In pictures: Mexico remembers Cinco de Mayo

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:06
Mexico celebrates the Battle of Puebla

Bayer Will Buy Merck Consumer Unit For $14.2 Billion

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:04

German drug company Bayer makes a deal with U.S.-based Merck & Co. The purchase includes brands such as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's.

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Rolf Harris in court on sex charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:55
Entertainer Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court court, where he is due to stand trial on 12 counts of indecent assault.
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