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OECD cuts eurozone growth forecasts

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:08
The OECD has again cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone and called on the European Central Bank to consider doing more to boost growth.
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UK confirms holding up to 90 Afghans

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:05
British forces are detaining 80 to 90 Afghans in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed, in what lawyers argue could amount to unlawful detention.
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Tenants' deposits 'must be safe'

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:57
A housing charity is urging tenants to check that their deposits are held in an official protection scheme.
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House destroyed in 'gas blast'

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:54
A house is destroyed and two more are badly damaged in a suspected gas explosion in Sheffield.
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Adventurer aims for Rockall record

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:44
Adventurer Nick Hancock is due to set out on his attempt to break the record for living alone on a remote rock of Rockall in the Atlantic.
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Surf legend: Life and death in the waves

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:38
Kelly Slater is the most successful surfer of all time. Despite losing friends to the sport, "surfing is my religion," he says.
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Banned Al Zarooni withdraws appeal

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:38
Former Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni drops appeal against the length of an eight-year ban for doping racehorses.
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Journalist 'killed by army bullet'

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:32
A Thai court finds that an Italian journalist shot during anti-government protests in 2010 was killed by a bullet used by soldiers.
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Apple CEO questions Google Glass

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:30
Google Glass, the wearable technology from the search giant, is gaining a ton of buzz.
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Broadway takings and attendance fall

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:30
Earnings for Broadway shows have fallen over the past year despite higher ticket prices, according to The Broadway League.
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China's growth forecast cut by IMF

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:30
The International Monetary Fund cuts its economic growth forecast for China in 2013 to "around 7.75%", with the weak global economy set to hit exports.
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7 questions on spring and summer traditions

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:08
Just what exactly goes on at a nettle contest?
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Was Doctor Who rubbish in the 1980s?

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:00
Why 1980s is decade many of programme's fans love to hate
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Midwest tornadoes

CNN - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:55
The Midwest is squarely in the bullseye again Wednesday for strong tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.
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Editor guilty over Michaela photos

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:55
A newspaper editor is convicted of outrage to public and religious morality for publishing photographs of the body of Michaela McAreavey.
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Parisse to captain Barbarians team

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:49
Italy's number eight Sergio Parisse will captain the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong.
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Hammond denies 'holding out' on cuts

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:25
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond denies "holding out" over cuts to his department and urges a "proper and mature" debate on the issue.
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Two arrests over car park death

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:20
Two people are arrested in connection with the death of a man found in a car park in North Lanarkshire at the weekend.
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Facebook learns a lesson

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 08:54
Target advertisers to force change, says Rory Cellan-Jones
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Hollyoaks actor badly beaten up

BBC - Wed, 05/29/2013 - 08:39
A man punches TV actor Thomas Scurr in the face in an unprovoked attack, leaving him with a broken cheekbone and a fractured eye socket.
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