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Ex-weatherman Talbot jailed for abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:10
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot is jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two boys while working as a teacher.

A King Speech You've Never Heard — Plus, Your Chance To Do Archive Sleuthing

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:03

For 50 years this little-known archive of civil-rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.

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Death driver sentence 'a mockery'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:02
A Russian man describes a community sentence given to a lorry driver who caused the death of his son as "a mockery of justice".

How bad has winter been for the NHS?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:59
As the BBC finishes its NHS Winter project, Nick Triggle looks back on the past 18 weeks to see how the NHS has performed.

Disaster chief: 'Buck stops with me'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:56
The Hillsborough police match commander tells a jury that he relied on colleagues on the day of the disaster but "the buck stops with me".

Silicon Tally: SXSW Edition

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:53

It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Will Hurley, also known as Whurley, CEO of Honest Dollar.

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Day in pictures: 13 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:51
Images from around the world: 13 March

Greek debt talks too slow - EC chief

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:50
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised the pace of progress in talks over Greece's debt, since last month's interim deal.

Al Murray 'too heavy' for skydive

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:45
Comedian Al Murray, who is standing for parliament as The Pub Landlord, is told he is too heavy for a parachute jump in Kent.

VIDEO: Where is Putin?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:41
Online rumours that were greatly exaggerated

Jones and Smith share acting honours

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:36
Toby Jones and Sheridan Smith are named best actress and best actor at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards, for a string performances based on real-life characters.

Singing About Chikungunya Might Not Cure You But Will Make You Laugh

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:29

As one song puts it, the painful disease is "a crazy mess that you can't contain." So why not sing about it? Music videos from Latin America are going viral, just like chikungunya.

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Pensions: 'Don't book a cruise yet'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:21
People planning to cash in their pension savings under new rules taking effect have been warned "not to book the cruise now".

Service commemorates soldier deaths

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:19
Relatives of soldiers from Northern Ireland who lost their lives in Afghanistan attend commemoration service in London to mark the official closure of combat operations in the country.

Lib Dems pledge 'rent-to-own' homes

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:12
The Lib Dems promise to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder through a "rent-to-own homes" scheme, if they are in power in May.

Preview: Wales v Ireland

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 04:02
Team news, detailed statistics and a full match preview for Wales' Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.