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Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

BBC News - 1 hour 8 min ago
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Conrado 'Connie' Marrero, has died in at home in Havana aged 102.
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VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question

BBC News - 1 hour 18 min ago
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.
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More councils needed, claims report

BBC News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.
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Surveyors warn of skills shortages

BBC News - 2 hours 22 min ago
Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.
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Governments clash over pension costs

BBC News - 2 hours 23 min ago
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.
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Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

BBC News - 2 hours 25 min ago
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
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Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

BBC News - 3 hours 34 sec ago
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
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Asthma inhalers may go into schools

BBC News - 3 hours 6 min ago
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
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Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'

BBC News - 3 hours 24 min ago
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.
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Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

BBC News - 3 hours 25 min ago
The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.
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Cornish granted UK minority status

BBC News - 3 hours 28 min ago
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
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Debris dismissed in plane search

BBC News - 3 hours 29 min ago
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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The real story of Frank Sidebottom

BBC News - 3 hours 35 min ago
How a cult comic character inspired a major new film
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Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

BBC News - 3 hours 44 min ago
Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.
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Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

BBC News - 3 hours 58 min ago
A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.
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S Sudan president sacks army chief

BBC News - 4 hours 9 min ago
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
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Sign language dialects 'in decline'

BBC News - 4 hours 18 min ago
The decline of regional dialects for the deaf
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Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany

BBC News - 4 hours 28 min ago
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.
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Weight concerns behind Phelps return

BBC News - 4 hours 46 min ago
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.
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The unlikely debt capital of Britain

BBC News - 4 hours 48 min ago
The unlikely debt capital of Britain
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