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EU-Ukraine summit as shelling worsens

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 01:06
The EU holds talks in Kiev amid concern about the ailing Ukrainian economy, as observers report intense shelling in the country's east.

Greens pledge to end 'Right to Buy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 01:04
Council house tenants will not be allowed to buy their own homes, under plans unveiled by the Green Party.

Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 01:03

People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.

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Could Australia's tough approach to migrants work in Europe?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 01:01
As thousands of migrants drown trying to make their way to Europe, Owen Bennett-Jones asks if Australia's tough approach to unauthorised migrants could work in the EU.

Ex-army chief sued over NI killing

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:51
A former senior Army officer is to be sued over the death of a Catholic man in Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago.

EE revenue down as BT takeover looms

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:35
EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, saw its operating revenue fall 1.1% to £1.469m in the first quarter.

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Aims For A Lot From His High-Profile Visit To U.S.

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:35

Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.

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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:34

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

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Drop-In Home Chefs May Be An Alternative To Assisted Living

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:32

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:31

Chronic, unexcused absence in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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VIDEO: Star Wars fans launch X-wing flight

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:27
Two amateur astronomers have launched a model of a Star Wars 'X-wing' vehicle into the stratosphere.

Dad says Amy Winehouse film 'tainted'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.

VIDEO: 'Super-jumbo' A380 marks 10 years

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 23:55
The 'super-jumbo' Airbus A380 celebrates its 10th anniversary

Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2015-04-26 23:25

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. There are two key questions: Was Holmes insane and should he be put to death?

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In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 23:22
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake

NI Health Minister Wells resigns

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 22:48
Jim Wells says he has resigned as Northern Ireland health minister to focus on helping his wife "during her fight for life".

VIDEO: UK's newest hospital to open

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 22:12
UK's newest hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, is to receive its first patients on Monday.

Wasps rugby club launches £35m bond

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 22:04
Leading English rugby union club Wasps, which plays at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium, is launching a seven-year bond as it aims to raise £25m to £35m.

VIDEO: Will wild lynx return to Britain?

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 21:28
Graham Satchell reports on moves to bring wild lynx back to Britain.

1,500 sign up to bike-share scheme

BBC - Sun, 2015-04-26 21:12
Almost 1,500 people have signed up for the Belfast public bike-share scheme which is being launched on Monday.