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Grenfell Tower fire: More high rises fail fire safety tests
Cladding from 120 towers in 37 local authority areas has failed fire safety tests, the PM says.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 13:19

Co-operative Bank agrees £700m rescue package
Hedge fund investors have agreed to swap their debt for a stake in the Co-operative Bank.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 13:18

David Duckenfield faces 95 Hillsborough manslaughter charges
The Crown Prosecution Service says it also intends to charge five more people with other offences.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 13:12

Tesco to axe 1,200 head office jobs
The UK's biggest supermarket will cut a quarter of its workforce in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 13:10

Irish reporter Caitríona Perry's 'bizarre moment' with Trump
US President Donald Trump was on the phone to the newly-elected Irish prime minister when RTE's Caitríona Perry caught his eye.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 13:00

Serena Williams: John McEnroe proposes men v women contest
John McEnroe proposes a men v women contest to prove his claim that Serena Williams would be ranked "700 in the world" on the men's circuit.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 12:35

Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls
Two men and two women are arrested after a probe into an IT support scam.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 12:30

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands
The emirate says its neighbour's stance is "contrary to the principles" of international relations.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 12:26

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray top seed ahead of Djokovic, Federer & Nadal
Britain's defending champion Andy Murray is named top seed as the 'big four' in men's tennis head the rankings for Wimbledon.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 12:14

Edinburgh Airport power cut leads to long passenger queues
Normal check-in procedures and flight movements were halted when the electricity failed.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 12:13

In pictures: The V&A's new wing
Images of the newly opened Exhibition Road Quarter at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 12:12

#NPRHotPot: Share Your Food Memories With Us
Post a video or photo of a favorite dish on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NPRHotPot from now until August 1. We'll gather some of our favorites and post them on our website.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 12:12

Her Mother Taught Her To Make This Filipino Dish. Now She'll Teach You
Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 12:00

This man had the chip from his travel card implanted under his skin
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow asked a professional piercer to put his Opal card chip into his left hand.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 11:11

Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero'
Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were found in ice at three major coffee chains, a BBC investigation finds.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 11:04

Visiting Europe's largest permanent VR facility
Lucy Hedges visits Europe's largest virtual reality facility in Paris.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 11:02

This GOP Health Bill Proposes New Limits To Medical Malpractice Awards
The bill H.R. 1215 would limit awards for non-economic damages — such as pain and suffering — to $250,000. President Trump supports the bill, but many others across the political spectrum don't.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 11:00

I Am Learning Inglés: A Dual-Language Comic
In a dual-language classroom, sometimes you're the student and sometimes you're the teacher. Here's what it's like for 6-year-old Merari.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 11:00

Trump Fails To Reach Beyond Base, As Independents' Disapproval Grows
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that independents were willing to give President Trump a chance once he took office, but now they're increasingly dissatisfied with his performance.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 11:00

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill
In a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 11:00

Venezuelan Police Helicopter Fires On Supreme Court, Interior Ministry
President Nicolás Maduro says the helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what he called a failed "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 10:57

German G20 police sent home for partying in Hamburg barracks
Outdoor sex and urination were among the party pieces from officers drafted to Hamburg.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 10:52

Trailblazing female jockey tests positive
Michelle Payne, the only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, is stood down from riding after testing positive for a banned appetite suppressant.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 10:32

China launches new warship type to boost military strength
The launch comes as Beijing is increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 10:31

Uber to appeal against English tests for drivers
The firm says the policy would cause thousands of private hire drivers to lose their licence.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 10:28

Indigenous art for Sydney Opera House
A vibrant animation will be projected on to the Sydney Opera House every night at sunset.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 09:03

Sarah Palin Sues 'New York Times,' Says Editorial Defamed Her
The Times editorial, which was corrected later, linked one of Palin's political action committee ads to the mass shooting in January 2011 that severely wounded then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 08:23

Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court
The helicopter is reported to have been stolen by a police officer, whose whereabouts are unknown.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 07:34

The Papers: 'May's top team split over Brexit'
Apparent divisions between David Davis, Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson over Brexit make headlines.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 07:16

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo
It was shot three times, tied to a chair and posed with an empty ouzo bottle in "appalling" stunt.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 06:43

Helicopter circles Caracas before gunshots and bang
An apparent gun and grenade attack from a helicopter is condemned as a "terrorist" act by President Maduro.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 06:10

Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire
German pilot Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 04:16

'Boaty McBoatface' submarine returns home
The UK's favourite yellow submarine completes its first major science expedition in the Antarctic.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 04:13

Fatherland: Searching for the soul of England's lads and dads
Children's film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs inspires a play about modern masculinity.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 03:30

Grenfell survivor makes first return to tower
Olu is still scarred by the fire he feared would kill him and his family.
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 03:15

The Grenfell survivor rebuilding his life, two weeks on
Olu is still scarred by the fire he feared would kill him and his family. What does his life hold now?
bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 03:15

The people turning fatbergs into fuel
How one company is turning sewer fat into biodiesel
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 03:10

My Canadian immigrant story: From the Philippines to small town Ontario
For Canada's 150th anniversary, we're sharing the stories of those who immigrated to the country. Aimee Beboso arrived with her family in Ontario when she was just 13.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 02:10

Ai Weiwei's Lego art showing dissidents hits US
The Chinese artist makes 176 portraits of activists and political prisoners using thousands of Lego bricks in new installation.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 01:56

How White House Eid dinner got started
Donald Trump has broken a recent tradition of hosting a White House dinner to mark the end of Ramadan.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 01:39

Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit
The monument's key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the "historical moral foundation of law." But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 01:30

Snacks and selfies in the 'Holy Land'
The Argentinian theme park that recreates Jesus's Jerusalem.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 01:22

More for less?
A weak pound may be luring clothes shoppers to the UK, but how are shops coping with the change?
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 01:14

Make-up artist offers free makeovers to cancer patients
Make-up artist Natalie Crawford lost her breasts, ovaries and hair due to chemotherapy and now offers free makeovers to cancer patients.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 01:13

Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule
On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.
npr.org | 28-Jun-2017 01:11

How do you train to be a tennis umpire?
You've heard the shouts for line calls. But how do you get to be an official at a tennis match?
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jun-2017 01:07

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