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Bosses 'rate experience over grades'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 06:24
Call for more firms to offer work experience after a survey of 2,000 employers finds they rate it over qualifications.

Olympic 400m runner Barnaby dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 06:19
Canadian Olympic 400m runner Daundre Barnaby dies in a swimming accident on the Caribbean island of St Kitts, aged 24.

DUP releases hung parliament plan

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 06:10
The DUP issues a five-point plan it will use as part of any negotiations in the event of a hung parliament after the general election in May.

Graphene light bulb set for shops

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 05:51
A light bulb made from graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Four miss England's trip to Italy

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 05:33
Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner have been ruled out of England's friendly with Italy on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Chocolatier creates giant Easter egg

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 05:31
A chocolatier in Lincolnshire has created a seven-foot (2.1-metre) Easter egg, which he will sell in pieces to raise money for charity, the BBC's Jill Archbold reports.

Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 05:19

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

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Wambach desperate for World Cup win

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 04:59
Abby Wambach says she would swap all her individual accolades to win a World Cup with the USA in Canada this summer.

Man accused of beating with crutch

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 04:56
A Belfast man accused of beating his partner with a crutch and his plastered foot is refused bail.

Labour 'would have to talk' to SNP

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 04:16
The deputy leader of the SNP Stewart Hosie believes a minority Labour government would have to negotiate with the nationalists ahead of its first Queen's speech.

Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:59

Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.

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VIDEO: Hamilton hangs on for pole in wet Malaysia

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:54
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in an exciting wet-dry qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Czech tourists freed in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:47
Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says.

VIDEO: Nigeria biometric readers 'delay voting'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:42
Polling stations are open in Nigeria to elect a new president. But technical problems with some fingerprint readers are causing delays.

Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.

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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

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Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

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Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.

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Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of Der Spiegel about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.

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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 03:38

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

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