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George Alagiah treated for cancer

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:13
BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:11

Before foreign ministers gathered in Geneva, the prospect for progress on reducing tensions appeared to be be slim. But afterward, Secretary of State John Kerry said differences had been narrowed.

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RBS: No evidence of small firm fraud

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:10
Royal Bank of Scotland says law firm Clifford Chance has cleared it over allegations that it forced small firms to close so it could make a profit.

VIDEO: Queen hands out Maundy coins

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:10
The Queen has handed out specially-minted coins as part of the traditional Royal Maundy service, held this year at Blackburn Cathedral.

Police thefts exposed in sting

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:54
Two South Wales Police officers are convicted of theft after being caught in an undercover sting by their own force.

Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:52
Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Westwood leads by a shot in Malaysia

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:48
England's Lee Westwood shoots an opening-round 65 at the Malaysian Open to lead by one shot from Nicolas Colsaerts.

Palace loss should not stand - Cardiff

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:46
Cardiff City claim Crystal Palace got hold of important team information in advance of a key Premier League match.

Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:38

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:35
The prosthetic leg belonging to Oscar Pistorius has been shown to the court during his murder trial. He denies murder, claiming he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:35
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

VIDEO: Search for ferry survivors continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:25
Emergency services continue to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea.

VIDEO: Lady Sybil ditches Downton's glamour

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:18
Actress Jessica Brown Findlay ditches the make-up and glamour of Downton Abbey for gritty adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:01
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

Man guilty of beheading girlfriend

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:59
A man who beheaded his teenage girlfriend with a kitchen knife at his flat in Sheffield is found guilty of her murder.

'No chance' for trapped mine workers

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:59
The son of one of the four men who died when a mine in the Swansea Valley flooded tells a court he "knew straight away there was no chance for them boys".

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:55

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

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AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:48
Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps

O'Sullivan to face Hull in first round

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:48
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is drawn to face Robin Hull in the first round of the World Championship in Sheffield.

BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:48
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.
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