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When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:27

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.

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Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:26
A children's book has beaten Fifty Shades of Grey as the US library system's most criticised book. Why?

Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:25

The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.

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'Ammunition find' after arson attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:19
Police find what they believe to be ammunition after the emergency services were called to the scene of an arson attack in north Belfast.

Google shares fall on ad concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 23:01
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

VIDEO: Could maggots revolutionise farming?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:58
They are among the most reviled creatures on the Earth, but could maggots help British agriculture save millions of pounds and meet green targets?

Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:56
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.

VIDEO: Plan to reveal life expectancy

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:52
Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live under a government plan to help them manage their money better.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:13
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Tom Jones and Sheen in Dylan play

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:12
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.

£30m parking charges under fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:05
Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.

VIDEO: Why Moyes should fear 'brave' Everton

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:58
BBC Sport's Pat Nevin looks at the reasons why former Everton manager David Moyes may be in for an uncomfortable return to Goodison Park on Sunday.

John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:55

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

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Rural centre 'flawed from outset'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:49
A failed rural heritage centre which cost the public purse more than £3.4m when it collapsed should have been more closely monitored, a government auditor says.

Singing priest shocked at success

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:42
Priest's cover of Leonard Cohen becomes viral sensation

Evacuation Order Came Too Late For Many On Ferry

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:36

Poor weather conditions hamper an increasingly anxious search for 287 missing passengers. The ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea a day earlier.

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Cancer hopes and ferry disaster - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:30
The prospects for the latest clinical trials of cancer drugs make some front pages, while many feature photographs of a ferry sinking off South Korea.

Health portal 'could save millions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:28
A new online portal could save the health service in Northern Ireland millions of pounds.

Storm-hit rail line payout revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:31
Compensation of up to £16m will be paid to train and freight operators following the destruction of the main railway line at Dawlish in the south-west of England.

Cathedral hosts Royal Maundy service

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:19
The Queen will bring the Easter tradition of handing out Maundy money to Blackburn Cathedral later.

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