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Election 2015 in pictures: 30 April

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:16
Images from the campaign trail: 30 April

IS arms dump 'blown up' in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:06
An arms dump explodes in Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria, killing 25 Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a UK-based activist group.

Health Plans Often Fail To Provide Free Coverage For Women's Health

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:05

Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.

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Photo of last wartime raid discovered

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 07:03
A previously unpublished picture has been found showing an RAF crew preparing for the very last RAF wartime bombing raid against Nazi Germany.

Ennis-Hill building to Rio 2016

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:59
Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is learning to cope with the expectations on her to be the athlete she was in London 2012.

German police 'foil terrorist plot'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:58
Police in Germany believe they have foiled a terror plot after seizing weapons and explosives in an apartment near Frankfurt, local media say.

Gurkhas march to remember fallen

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:56
Hundreds of Gurkhas march in London to remember comrades who have sacrificed their lives for Britain.

'First natural birth' for diabetic

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:56
A diabetic woman is the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts say.

Farage accuses BBC of election bias

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:53
Nigel Farage accuses the BBC of "bias" in its coverage of UKIP's election campaign.

Pearson apologises for 'ostrich' rant

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:48
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson apologises for calling a journalist an "ostrich", "stupid" and "daft".

Cash machine explosion men jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:48
Two men who blew up at cash machines at banks in south Wales and stole more than £80,000 are jailed.

No action over Ched Evans website

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:35
No action will be taken against a website supporting rapist Ched Evans following an inquiry into whether his victim was identified.

Leaders in last TV election set-piece

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:31
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are to be quizzed by a BBC Question Time audience later, the final leaders' TV event - a week before polling day.

Is Bashar Assad Just Losing Some Ground ... Or His Grip On Power?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:26

After four years of the ebbs and flows in Syria's civil war, rebel fighters are pushing back Assad's forces. He's having trouble replacing soldiers. And his allies may be providing less support.

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Safe Surgery Is A Dream In The Developing World

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:21

One third of global deaths occur because people don't have access to safe surgery, a study finds. Dirty operating rooms and unskilled attendants make going under the knife extremely risky.

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Arsenal ban player's mother after row

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 06:19
Arsenal ban the mother of young player Ainsley Maitland-Niles after she confronted executive Dick Law and the player's agent.

'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Says He Will No Longer Draw Prophet Muhammad

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 05:55

"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.

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S Africa court backs 'right to die'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 05:53
A South African court grants a terminally ill man the right to die, in a landmark ruling on assisted suicide.

Murray makes winning start on clay

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 05:50
Andy Murray begins his clay-court season with a comfortable win over Germany's Mischa Zverev at the Munich Open.

NIE: Power cut hits 100,000 in NI

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 05:46
Around 100,000 premises are affected by a power cut in Northern Ireland on Thursday afternoon.