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Australia election may come early

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 18:05
In the wake of a stimulatory budget, Australia's opposition parties prepare for an election as early as this year, though PM Tony Abbott rules it out.

Amtrak Train Derails, Cars Roll In Philadelphia; Injuries Reported

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:59

The train, on its way from Washington to New York, went off the rails late Tuesday.

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'Fattest man' has more skin removed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:39
A man once dubbed the world's fattest has between three and four stone (22 to 27kg) of skin removed.

May wants some Med migrants returned

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:39
Economic migrants rescued from the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe should be returned home, Home Secretary Theresa May argues.

New girl in US-Mexico custody case

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:08
A teenage girl appears in a Mexican court in a custody case filed by a US woman, weeks after another girl was wrongly sent to America.

Labour to set leader contest schedule

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 17:03
A timescale for the race to replace Ed Miliband as Labour Party leader is to be drawn up by the party's National Executive Committee.

North Korea defence chief 'executed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:56
North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, says South Korea's spy agency - according to media reports.

Rescue to resume after Nepal quake

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:45
Rescue work is to resume after the latest deadly earthquake in Nepal, as thousands of scared residents spend the night in the open.

Charles's letters to be published

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:45
Secret letters sent by the Prince of Wales to Labour government ministers a decade ago are to be published later, ending a lengthy legal battle.

Guatemala ex-police head loses appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:42
A Swiss court rejects the appeal of Guatemalan ex-police chief Erwin Sperisen against a life sentence for the execution of prisoners.

Britain's forgotten war heroes

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:31
Britain's forgotten Caribbean war heroes

VIDEO: Auschwitz survivor: 'I felt pity'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:30
An Auschwitz survivor talks about surviving Auschwitz and about facing his former guard, Oskar Groening, at trial.

Iannucci to give MacTaggart lecture

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:29
Writer and director Armando Iannucci is to deliver the James MacTaggart memorial lecture at this year's Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Life after shooting a US president

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:26
Life after shooting a US president

Republic of The Bridge

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:26
Photographer Pete Kiehart's photographs of volunteer soldiers in Ukraine living under a bridge near Donetsk.

Why is South Africa still so unequal?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:22
Twenty years after Nelson Mandela's ANC took office, why does South Africa remain one of the most unequal societies on the planet?

The film buff who left home to make action movies in a slum

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:01
The film buff who left home to make action movies in a slum

New A&E action plan to be unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:49
The Scottish government is to reveal another action plan to tackle long waits in Accident and Emergency departments.