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VIDEO: Selfies and other election happenings

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:57
On campaign day 19, the politicians tried to move on from the TV debate, but journalists would not let them

VIDEO: Lorry full of bees overturns in US

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:49
A lorry carrying honeybees overturned in the US state of Washington, spewing bees across a motorway.

Man in court over student's murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:46
Alexander Pacteau appears in court charged with murdering student Karen Buckley, whose body was found on a farm four days after she went missing.

Downie wins historic all-round medal

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:41
Ellie Downie claims a first ever medal for Britain in the all-round format at the European Gymnastics Championships.

Addiction In American History: 14 Vivid Graphs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:30

How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.

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Top Hospital Ratings Prove Scarce In Medicare's Latest Tally

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:27

Only 7 percent of the nation's hospitals assessed by Medicare were good enough to win 5-star ratings. The government used patient reviews to come up with the grades.

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Flyers tell Muslims not to vote

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:26
Flyers posted in Cardiff tell Muslims not to vote as democracy "violates the right of Allah".

Clermont Auvergne v Saracens (Sat)

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:04
Team news as Clermont Auvergne host Saracens in Saturday's European Champions Cup semi-final at Stade Marcel Michelin (15:15 BST).

Doctor Who movie mooted in Sony leak

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:03
Plans for a Doctor Who movie and George Clooney's email address are among the details posted on WikiLeaks, following last year's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:53

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.

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Top Iraqi militant leader 'killed'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:52
Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi media say.

Argentina acts over Falklands oil

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:39
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.

Pope 'Considering' Cuba Visit, Vatican Says

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:37

The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island-nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.

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'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:13
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.

Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:07
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

VIDEO: GB ice hockey star's amazing penalty

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:05
Ben O'Connor scores a fine penalty goal for Great Britain in their 3-2 victory over South Korea at the third-tier World Ice Hockey Championships.

Top judge: 'Respect veiled women'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:57
The most senior judge in the UK, Lord Neuberger, calls for judges to show respect to women who cover their faces in court for religious reasons.

Raikkonen fastest in first practice

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:54
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.

Kansas bans leisure items on welfare

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:48
The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.

Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:48

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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