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VIDEO: 'Tougher' GCSEs and A-levels revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:58
The government has announced plans for more rigorous GCSEs and A-levels in England.

Plane search grapples with poor maps

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:55
The region of ocean floor where Malaysia Airlines MH370 is thought to have come down was mapped by satellites that inferred the shape of the seabed from the shape of the water surface above.

VIDEO: Prince George's first meet and greet

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:54
Prince George's only official engagement in New Zealand has taken place as he crawled around with other babies.

Dose Of Caution Prescribed When Evaluating New Medicare Data

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:54

Fresh figures show that a relatively small number of doctors received a significant share of Medicare payments in 2012. But analysts warn against jumping to conclusions about what that means.

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What Does Sound Look Like?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:37

A clever photography trick allows you to see the invisible: the rising heat from a lighter, the turbulence around airplane wings, the plume of a sneeze ... and even sound waves.

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Disaster 'ripped out pages' of life

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:35
The Hillsborough disaster "ripped out the pages" of a 23-year-old man's life, his sister tells his inquest.

May defeated over asylum benefits

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:35
The home secretary loses a High Court battle over the financial support given to the poorest asylum seekers while their claims are being processed.

Kenya sends back 'illegal' Somalis

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:33
Kenya sends back 82 Somalis to Somalia after launching a massive security force operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists.

Royal wedding cake slice auctioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:30
A slice of fruit cake from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding - in its presentation tin - sells for £420 at auction.

Netflix 4K streaming goes live

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:29
Netflix 4K streaming is now available to regular subscribers but the new feature of the on-demand video service will not work on pre-2014 televisions.

Deadly bombing hits Pakistan market

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:29
A powerful bomb blast strikes a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing at least 20 people, police and medics say.

Geldof post-mortem 'inconclusive'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:28
The post-mortem into the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the result of toxicology tests, police say.

Miller quits as culture secretary

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:02
Maria Miller resigns as culture secretary following a row over her expenses, but Labour says David Cameron's handling of the affair has "undermined trust in politics".

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:55
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

UConn Women Win, Making School Center Of College Hoops World

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:55

Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.

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Priest's Hallelujah wows wedding

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:54
A priest stuns wedding guests at the end of a ceremony with a pitch-perfect version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.

Javid handed cabinet culture post

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:53
Sajid Javid succeeds Maria Miller as culture secretary, becoming the first Asian male Conservative cabinet minister.

Ayckbourn play 'holds up' 27 years on

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:51
Veteran playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn says he is "delighted" a play he wrote about greedy entrepreneurs during the Thatcher era still "holds up" on stage.

12 treated after chemical incident

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:46
Two people are taken to hospital and 10 are treated following a chemical incident in Flintshire.

Doreen Lawrence 'most powerful woman'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 03:33
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence is ranked the most powerful woman in the country in a BBC Woman's Hour "power list".
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