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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:43

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:42

The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.

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Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:41

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute-long video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:40

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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The Ed v Nicola Show (part two)

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:34
On the morning after the debate before, it is clear the election is increasingly being defined by two competing narratives.

Greece fears fail to depress FTSE

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:31
London's leading shares are marginally higher in early Friday trading, despite continued concerns over a possible Greek default.

SA shops hit by xenophobic attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:26
Foreign-owned shops in South Africa are attacked and looted overnight in Johannesburg, despite thousands rallying against xenophobia on Thursday.

IMF praises UK economic strategy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:26
Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde endorses the coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.

Syria attack video moves UN to tears

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:22
A video showing desperate attempts by doctors to save three children after an apparent chlorine gas attack in Syria moves UN Security Council members to tears.

Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:06
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.

VIDEO: Star Wars fans greet trailer with glee

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:46
Footage from the new Star Wars film has been included in a trailer shown at an official fan convention in California.

VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:40
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Chelsea 'will be happy with draw'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:38
Robbie Savage looks at the battles that will decide whether Manchester United can stop the Blues taking another step towards the Premier League title on Saturday.

Airline launching Star Wars plane

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:26
Star Wars plane being launched by All Nippon Airways later this year ahead of the release of The Force Awakens.

Baby found in amusements toilet

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:18
An urgent appeal is made for a mother after a newborn baby girl is found inside a toilet block in an amusement arcade in Southport.

Strike ballot on university job cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:04
Staff at the University of Surrey are being balloted on industrial action in a row over job losses.

Conservatives launch Welsh manifesto

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:49
People in Wales know "more than most the damage Labour can do", David Cameron will say today.

NI parties in TV election debate

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:44
The first televised election debate from Northern Ireland is broadcast, featuring the five main parties.

I'm a better person now - Murphy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:38
Ten years on from his world title win, Shaun Murphy talks to Ben Dirs about past mistakes, being a better person, renaissance and finding love.

No 'false promise' on Welsh funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:32
Labour's Ed Miliband says he will not make a "false promise" over increasing Wales' budget, when challenged in the BBC leaders' debate by Leanne Wood from Plaid Cymru.