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Giant rat becomes the talk of Sweden

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:28
The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen makes headlines in Sweden, where it is dubbed "Ratzilla".

Bid to 'decontaminate' police image

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:23
The Scottish Police Federation wants to 'decontaminate' the public's view of Scottish police officers in the wake of recent scandals.

Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Sanctions On Russia

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:20

The House and Senate have passed versions of a bill to grant $1 billion in loan guarantees to Kiev and impose economic penalties on Moscow for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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How we got our Michael Gove selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:14
School Reporters reveal how they managed to take a selfie picture with the education secretary.

Rapper's killer jailed for 18 years

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:00
An 18-year-old man is convicted of murdering a Birmingham rapper and sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison.

Varnish backs Olympic cycling switch

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:57
Team GB cyclist Jess Varnish backs UCI president Brian Cookson's call to move track cycling to the Winter Olympics.

New Egyptian military chief sworn in

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:56
Egypt's new military chief and defence minister is sworn in, a day after Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi stands down to run for the presidency.

Mafia boss will not face appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52
Convicted Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore will not face an appeal against a judge's ruling allowing him to stay in Britain, a court hears.

Marathon Training Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Men

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52

Marathons are increasingly popular with people who will never cross the finish line in under three hours. But do recreational runners benefit from the intense training? Researchers in Boston say yes.

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Tug boat mistaken for plane crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:47
A tug boat ferrying a large object at sea sparks an alert off Gran Canaria after being mistaken for a crashed plane.

James Schlesinger, Who Held Cabinet Posts And Led CIA For 17 Weeks, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:44

Beginning with Nixon, he served three presidents in Cabinet-level positions and was regarded as a "hawkish and erudite" thinker on economics and national security. Schlesinger was 85.

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Police 'fail domestic abuse victims'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:40
Thousands of people are at risk of serious harm or even murder because of widespread failure by police in England and Wales to deal with domestic abuse, a report says.

VIDEO: How sonar may hold key to finding plane

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:37
The BBC's Richard Westcott went to see the sonar equipment likely to be used in the search for the flight recorders of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Uganda capsize 'killed 251 refugees'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:35
More than 250 people died in last Saturday's boat capsize on a lake between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, the Congolese government says.

VIDEO: Where do UKIP voters come from?

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:13
UKIP is a "symptom of division within our society", says an author looking into where the party's support comes from.

Turkey moves to block YouTube access

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:12
Turkey begins blocking access to YouTube after a recording is posted on it purporting to show ministers discussing a possible military operation in Syria.

After Blocking Twitter, Turkey Moves To Stop YouTube

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:12

Angered by leaks to social media, the Turkish government tries to block access to the video-sharing site just days after attempting to shut down Turkish tweets.

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Stonemason faces third murder charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:10
A stonemason charged with murdering two former girlfriends will be prosecuted for the death of a third ex-partner, a court is told.

Highland raptor deaths rise to 11

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:10
Eleven birds of prey have now been found dead in an area around Conon Bridge and Muir of Ord in Ross-shire, BBC Scotland learns.

Review Done For Gov. Christie's Office Absolves Him In Bridge Scandal

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:06

A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.

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