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PM sets out 'English votes' timetable

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 15:05
Proposals for "English votes for English laws" would be in place for the first Budget of a Conservative government, David Cameron is to say.

VIDEO: Greek bailout talks - in 90 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 15:02
BBC News looks at some of the key points at stake, as Eurozone ministers continue to negotiate the Greek bailout.

Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 15:02
The small island that's going big on bitcoin

Snooker looks to big breaks in China

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 15:02
Snooker looks for big breaks in China

VIDEO: Drone flight over Gallipoli battlefield

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 15:01
The BBC News drone is flown over the major sites of the World War One Gallipoli campaign on the Turkish Peninsula.

Hope over child malaria vaccine tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 15:01
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.

English 'manifesto' and spending questions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:55
Friday's newspapers highlight Tory proposals for an English manifesto, and questions about the economic plans already unveiled by all parties ahead of the election.

Delinquent Mines: Congress Revives Bill To Hold Mine Owners Accountable

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:55

The measure, first proposed in 2910, would shut down mines if owners fail to pay fines for safety violations.

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A tale of two Camerons: Dallas and David

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:52
The prime minister shares a name with a social media superstar - and his Twitter stats show it.

VIDEO: Could a train revive Stoke-on-Trent?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:51
Officials in Stoke-on-Trent are fighting to get the HS2 route through their city. So does the transport infrastructure affect people's politics?

Russia and Argentina in energy deals

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:39
Argentina and Russia sign a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation following talks in Moscow.

Inmates moved to safety in jail fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:37
A fire at Northern Ireland's high security prison leads to the evacuation of part of the jail while firefighters dealt with the blaze.

Clubs await draws for semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:30
The draws for the semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League take place on Friday.

Root century gives England platform

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:28
A sparkling hundred from Joe Root puts England in a strong position to push for victory in the second Test against West Indies.

Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers As Protests Grow In Baltimore

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 14:14

Protesters took to the streets demanding justice, after a black man suffered a deadly injury to his spine after being arrested by police.

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Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:44

Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

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VIDEO: EU triples migrant rescue funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:41
European leaders commit extra ships, planes and helicopters to save the lives of migrants in the Mediterranean, as Katya Adler reports.

Time Warner Cable's CEO could be out $80 million

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:25

A couple of details on the likely demise of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal.

Item number one: Comcast isn't going to have to pay the usual breakup fee — the 2 to 5 percent of the sale price that the would-be acquire-er normally pays to the would-be acquire-ee if things go south. It just wasn't in the original paperwork, says Fortune Magazine.

Also, Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus would have gotten an $80 million exit package if the deal had gone through. Or, to look at it another way: more than a million dollars a day for the 45 days from the time Marcus took over to the day the merger was announced.

Sorry about that, Mr. Marcus.

SNP 'would nullify 40-seat Tory lead'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:14
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says she would prop up a Labour government, even if the Tories finished the election as the largest party by up to 40 seats.

Zenit St Petersburg 2-2 Sevilla

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:11
Holders Sevilla survive a scare to book a place in the Europa League semi-finals after edging past Zenit St Petersburg.