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New push for energy firm probe

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-24 00:05
Consumer group Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses are asking regulators to investigate the "broken" energy market.

AUDIO: Acid attack victim criticises police

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-24 00:05
A woman left scarred when her friend attacked her with acid discusses her ordeal, criticising the police.

Co-op Bank to raise extra £400m

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-24 00:02
The Co-op Bank plans to raise another £400m by issuing new shares following the discovery of additional costs related to past misconduct and poor documentation.

On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:58

Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is still difficult for many.

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The lucky 49 who find out early

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:50
Forty-nine people get to see official statistics a day before they are released.

Customers Rush To Retail Store In Connecticut To Buy Obamacare

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:26

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.

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Final Call For Questions On Health Insurance As Deadline Looms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:24

There is just one week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Julie Rovner answers last-minute questions about what happens after that.

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Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:22

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.

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VIDEO: Live coverage of Pistorius trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:16
Live coverage of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

Russia 'crisis talks' and NHS fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:05
Tensions between Russia and the international community, NHS worries and Samantha Cameron's onesie make headlines.

Farmers' fodder help after flooding

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 23:02
Animal fodder from farms in Cardigan is being taken to Somerset to help farmers still affected by flooding.

VIDEO: Cambridge, the new Silicon Valley?

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:55
Cambridge, a place of learning and invention, is becoming an attractive prospect for start-ups keen to exploit the new technologies being developed at the prestigious university close by.

VIDEO: 'Broken' energy market warning

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:50
The consumer group Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called on regulators to investigate the "broken" energy market.

5,000 training places for jobless

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:47
A new programme aims to give training and job opportunities for people in homes where where no-one works.

No. 3 Seed Iowa State Ousts North Carolina 85-83

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:47

The No. 3 seed Cyclones (28-7) are headed to New York City, where they will play No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals next week.

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Russia Dominates, But Obama Trip Broadens Outreach

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:42

The president begins a week of international travel with Russia's Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he simultaneously seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.

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U.S. Sends More Troops, Aircraft To Search For Ugandan Warlord

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:38

The U.S. is sending military aircraft as well as an increased number of special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony.

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Chinese Plane Spots Object In Indian Ocean

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:34

A Chinese plane on Monday spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.

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Pensioner's body found after fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:29
The body of an elderly man has been found following a fire at a house in Aberdeen on Sunday night.

VIDEO: Tales of terror after Boko Haram escape

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-23 22:17
The BBC's Will Ross meets some of the people who have been traumatised by violence in Nigeria where more than 500 civilians have been killed this year.

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