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VIDEO: Obama visits mudslide survivors

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 17:41
President Barack Obama has visited an American town were at least 41 people died in a landslide last month.

'Irresponsible' holiday ad banned

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 17:24
A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.

VIDEO: Pakistan mobile network auction

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:53
The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy.

Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:47
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Further fall reported in shop sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:32
Scotland's shops report another fall in sales - although they say part of the explanation is the date of Easter.

Referendum pleas on St George's Day

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:29
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron use the English feast day of St George to make their Scottish independence referendum appeals.

Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:18

A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."

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'A third' can't afford healthy food

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:06
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

Conman jailed for tricking pensioner

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:03
A third man is jailed for theft from an 84-year-old with dementia who was conned out of £73,500.

Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:01
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.

Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:57
Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?

Is South Africa ready for mixed-race love?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:44
How South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couples

VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:40
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.

Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:27

The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.

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Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:19
Enter the world of the super-tutor

VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:16
A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.

VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:15
Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave

Why Palestinians love St George

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:14
Why St George is a hero on the West Bank

A tour of Shakespeare's England

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:05
What do the Bard's favourite haunts look like today?

Olympic medallist Williamson retires

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:05
Alison Williamson will not bid for a record-breaking seventh Olympic appearance in Rio after retiring from archery.

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