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House damaged in petrol bomb attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 02:34
Four people escape injury in an overnight petrol bomb attack at a house in County Antrim.

Thai court rules election invalid

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 02:32
Thailand's Constitutional Court rules the 2 February general election invalid, amid ongoing political stalemate in the country.

The impact of sanctions on Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 02:31
Will sanctions have any impact on Russia?

Cameron: 'I want Boris back as MP'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 02:29
David Cameron says he wants Boris Johnson back as an MP, comparing him to a "great striker you want on the pitch".

AUDIO: The 'no make-up selfie' online campaign

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 02:08
Feminist blogger Yomi Adegoke and model Amy Willerton discuss the 'no make-up selfie' social media campaign which has raised £1m for Cancer Research.

Barton bottle throwing case dropped

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 02:02
A man accused of throwing a plastic bottle at QPR footballer Joey Barton during a match against Burnley has the case against him dropped.

Row threatens delay to rail revamp

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:54
An escalating row over funding is threatening to delay a major upgrade of the Great Western main line between Swansea and London, it is claimed.

HS2 'needs minister to boost growth'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:50
HS2 task force says a government minister should pull together growth projects around high speed station sites to "kick-start growth and regeneration".

VIDEO: Searching for the Northern Lights

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:49
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood looks at what causes the Northern Lights and tries to see them in the UK.

VIDEO: Recruiting Britain's future farmers

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:41
Research from Lantra, the UK's Skills council, has suggested that tens of thousands of new farmers are needed to plug the gap.

London NHS services 'unravelling'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:10
A new report into the service provided by the NHS is London describes it as "cash strapped, fragmented health care and unravelling".

In pictures: Architecture and photography

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:09
Modernist architecture shot by Richard Pare

UK picks Lucas for 'art Olympics'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:08
Artist Sarah Lucas is to represent the UK at next year's Venice Biennale, the British Council announces.

Former MSP Walker freed from jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:06
The former Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker is freed from jail after serving half of his 12-month sentence for domestic abuse.

Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The deadly bacteria continue to sicken and kill people in Haiti. And the epidemic won't stop until the country provides basic sanitation. Many Haitians still don't even have latrines.

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Mr. Johnson goes to Washington: This week's Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week's guest is Marketplace's own David Gura. Gura joins us from the Washington, D.C. bureau where he reports on Congress and the White House.

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Does Diversity On Research Team Improve Quality Of Science?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

As science becomes more diverse, scientific collaborators are growing more diverse, too. New research exploring the effect of this change suggests the diversity of the teams that produce scientific research play a big role in how successful the science turns out to be.

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Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

Idaho is one of a few states where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney can still be an effective campaigner. Romney has been stumping there for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson. Both are facing May primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.

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Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.

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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

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