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Ferrari performance 'not acceptable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:44
Ferrari's poor display in the Australian GP was unacceptable, according to technical director James Allison.

Murray splits with coach Lendl

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:19
British number one Andy Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl agree to end their two-year partnership.

VIDEO: Claudia: Sister makes fresh appeal

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:19
The sister of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence makes a fresh appeal for information, five years after her disappearance.

Day in pictures: 19 March 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:18
A collection of news photos: 19 March

Top Stories: Crisis In Crimea; Search Continues For Missing Jet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:11

Also: Israel fired on military targets in Syria after bombings in Golan; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares for her first news conference; Toyota reportedly reaches $1.2 billion settlement.

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Cave death rescue 'delay' questioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:07
The family of a former Royal Navy reservist who died in a sea cave questions why it took more than an hour before a rescue attempt was made.

New £1 coin to curb counterfeits

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:06
A new £1 coin, modelled on the old threepenny bit, is to be introduced in 2017 to combat counterfeiting.

Khaleda Zia faces Bangladesh trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:04
Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and other leading opposition members are to go on trial next month on corruption charges.

Time and injuries catching up with Woods

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:59
Persistent back problems mean that the prospects have never looked bleaker for Tiger Woods and his major ambitions

Unemployment falls to 6.7% in Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:50
The unemployment rate falls faster in Wales and now stands at 6.7% compared with 7.2% for the UK as a whole, figures show.

VIDEO: Crimea: PM says referendum illegitimate

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:49
The Crimean referendum on joining up with Russia is both "illegitimate and illegal" says David Cameron.

VIDEO: Key footage: Crimea navy base seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:49
Pro-Russian forces enter the Ukrainian navy's headquarters in Crimea, hoisting the Russian flag and prompting Ukrainian servicemen to leave.

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.

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'Anti-social' app to avoid friends

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:21
A new app claims to help you avoid people by alerting you to them being nearby.

Ukraine Says It's Preparing A Plan To Withdraw From Crimea

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:05

Russia has moved to take Crimea from Ukraine. Tuesday, a Ukrainian officer was shot and killed. Wednesday, men thought to be part of a Crimean "self-defense force" stormed another Ukrainian facility.

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VIDEO: Winslet at premiere weeks after baby

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:53
Hollywood actress Kate Winslet attended the premiere of her latest film Divergent in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

UK unemployment falls by 63,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:49
UK unemployment fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January, with the jobless rate at 7.2%.

The trouble blind people have with £1 coins

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:44
A new 12-sided pound coin is to replace the round one. It'll make it easier to identify if you're blind, writes Damon Rose.

Rape arrest in kerb crawler campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:42
One person is charged with rape and 35 arrested for kerb crawling in a prostitution crackdown in Bristol.

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