Friday, May 4, 2012

04-May-2012 21:59

Sarkozy's chances fade two days before French runoff :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/4-tEar7MS74/us-france-election-idUSBRE83I0EZ20120503

High unemployment 'to damage UK' :: The UK unemployment rate will rise to almost 9% by the end of 2012, doing "permanent damage to the UK's productive capacity", a think tank says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17942814#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why hasn't the Queen visited Greece? :: Why has the Queen never visited Greece?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17936021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What has Heathrow been told to stop doing?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17944457#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bin Laden had disdain for al Qaeda affiliates: documents :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Vc5lrl1YpIc/usa-binladen-documents-idINDEE8420D720120503

VIDEO: The Queen - in cake form :: One of the more unusual tributes being planned for the Diamond Jubilee is a new portrait of the Queen - but one being made out of cakes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17945052#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Who, what, why: Why is hazing so common? :: Thirteen people have been charged after the hazing death of a Florida marching band member. What is the purpose of beating up members of your own club?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17945000#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Massive rise in Asian eye damage :: Up to 90% of school leavers in major Asian cities are suffering from myopia or short sightedness, according to a new study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17942181#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Locke: Officials 'exploring all options' :: The United States took "extraordinary" measures to bring Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to its embassy and plans to help him "every step of the way," the U.S. ambassador to China told CNN on Thursday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/03/world/asia/u-s--china-chen/index.html?eref=edition

Embryo test 'raises IVF success' :: A test checking that an embryo has the right genetic information could significantly boost the number of IVF pregnancies, a UK company says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17942176#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: On the hunt with US 'meteor zombies' :: When a meteor shower streaked across the north California skies 10 days ago, treasure-seekers rushed to California's Gold Country looking for space rocks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17944373#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Pond bugs hooked in sex struggle :: Pond skater males have evolved elaborate antennae due to sexual struggles with females, say researchers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17939390

Nepal PM to set up unity government after cabinet quits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/-eKBHTVGlOE/nepal-cabinet-idINDEE84302S20120504

Japan switches off last nuclear power plant; will it cope? :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/S7lcqlZFOLg/japan-nuclear-idINDEE84303G20120504

Japan switches off last nuclear power plant; will it cope? :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ep5atrvNCzQ/us-japan-nuclear-idUSBRE8430BO20120504

20 killed in suicide attack in Pakistan :: An explosion killed 13 and injured 60 others in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Friday, a government official told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/04/world/asia/pakistan-attack/index.html?eref=edition

Samsung unwraps latest Galaxy rival to iPhone :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/yaZU2H1gbUo/uk-samsung-smartphone-idUSLNE84300M20120504

RBS confirms state loan repayment :: RBS confirms it is to repay £163bn of emergency loans, reports a three month loss of £1.4bn and sets aside another £125m for PPI compensation.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17950957#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Texas charges over immigrants :: Two men are charged by the authorities in Texas after the discovery of 115 illegal immigrants locked in buildings near the border with Mexico.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17951098#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Cardinal Brady: Political leaders and Vatican at odds :: Politicians and Vatican at odds over Sean Brady's future
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17943047#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Behind scenes of Planet Earth Live :: This month the BBC will be following the lives of some of the world's most magnificent creatures.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17951384#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dictator star 'not banned' by BBC :: The BBC shrugs off claims that it has banned Sacha Baron Cohen from talk shows, as he promotes his new film The Dictator in character
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17952103#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Chinooks at work in Afghanistan :: Chinook helicopter crews based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire have been playing a vital role in the conflict in Afghanistan.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17951459#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Should people eat more seaweed? :: The drive to get people to eat seaweed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17870743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ska pioneer Lloyd Brevett dies :: Jamaican double bassist Lloyd Brevett, whose band The Skatalites pioneered ska music and paved the way for reggae, dies at the age of 80.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17952383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Music stars back earplug campaign :: Singers Plan B and Chris Martin support a charity campaign which urges music fans to protect their hearing from loud music
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17952110#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A palace fit for a tsar :: A mystery Black Sea mansion fit for a tsar
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17730959#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: HMS Ocean squeezes up Thames :: HMS Ocean, on deployment in the Thames as part of the Olympic security preparations, had a close encounter with the Thames Barrier as it made its way up the river.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17950813#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Data sheds light on glacier speed :: Greenland's glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought and may be contributing "significantly less" to sea-level rise, a study says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17952317#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

French rivals near campaign finale :: The two contenders for the French presidency enter the final day of campaigning, with opinion polls giving Francois Hollande the edge over President Nicolas Sarkozy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/04/world/europe/france-election/index.html?eref=edition

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