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Six acts to discover at Biggest Weekend

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:42pm
A look at some of the up-and-coming artists BBC Music Introducing is giving a leg up to.

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:39pm
A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.

North Korea Says It Will Give Trump ‘Time and Opportunity’ to Reconsider

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:38pm
With a carefully worded statement, North Korea tried to create an impression that Mr. Kim was the mature statesman trying to salvage the diplomatic process.

Poor white schools 'destroyed' by rankings

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:37pm
Exam league tables are stigmatising white working-class schools, head teachers say.

Assange will soon be booted from Ecuadorian embassy in London: report

The Raw Story - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:35pm

Julian Assange’s position in the Ecuadorian embassy is “in jeopardy,” reports CNN. A source said that his situation is “unusually bad.” If the Wikileaks founder leaves the embassy, it could open the gates for US investigators who have a number of things to discuss with ...

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Quiz: What caused Oprah's quick change?

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:34pm
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?

Prince William to visit Israel and Palestinian territories

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:32pm
The visit will be the first official tour of the region by a member of the Royal Family.

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:31pm
Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.

France #MeToo: Standing up to street harassment

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:21pm
Women talk about their experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces and how they deal with it.

White Minnesota student accused of brutal beating that left black teacher on life support released without bail

The Raw Story - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:21pm

A white student who stands accused of brutally beating a black teacher’s assistant was released without bail on Wednesday, the Star-Tribune reports. Corey David Burfield, 18, of St. Paul , is charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault. He was allowed t...

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The Muslims who fast for 22 hours a day in Iceland

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:16pm
The long days in Iceland mean that Muslims there have one of the longest Ramadan fasts in the world.

Virginia professor reveals how conservative Christians learn to misread the news by how they read the Bible

The Raw Story - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:16pm

Francesca Tripodi, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Virginia released a study that analyses the relationship between how conservative Christians read the Bible and interpret the news. Similar to how people pick a Bible verse and take it out of context is the same way some people digest th...

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How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you?

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:02pm
Sales of homes in England and Wales for over £1m have hit a new high. How many were sold near you?

Russian Military Supplied Missile That Shot Down Malaysian Jet, Prosecutors Say

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 6:00pm
An international team of investigators has traced the antiaircraft system that hit Flight 17 over Ukraine to a specific unit.

GDPR: 'Don't panic!' data watchdog tells firms

BBC News - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:59pm
Tough new data protection laws come into effect on Friday, but many firms say they are not ready.

Oregon cop gets 150 days in jail after molesting a child and violating his bail

The Raw Story - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:43pm

An Oregon man who had worked as a police officer until being busted for molesting a girl will go to jail for five months, reports The Oregonian. Former officer Daniel A. Kerbs plead guilty to first-degree online sexual corruption of a child and second-degree sexual abuse after admitting that he reac...

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Putin encourages Europeans to save Iran nuclear deal that Trump scrapped

The Raw Story - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:43pm

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia appreciated efforts by Europe to save the Iran nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States and warned of “lamentable consequences” if it was not preserved. Putin made the comment in a news conference with French President Emmanuel Ma...

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North Korea, Harvey Weinstein, Syria: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:29pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Trump’s Letter to Kim Canceling North Korea Summit Meeting, Annotated

World News (NY Times) - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:07pm
President Trump on Thursday sent a letter to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un canceling their highly anticipated summit on June 12 to discuss denuclearization.

Kirsten Powers on Trump’s classified briefing: ‘This seems utterly corrupt to me’

The Raw Story - Thu, 24 May 2018 - 5:04pm

Donald Trump held a special briefing today, where he asked the FBI and intelligence officials to present classified information about the Russian investigation to members of congress so that his allies could go out and defend him. Democrats had to “muscle their way into” the meeting, whi...

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