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Could a ‘miracle tree’ help end malnutrition

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:08
Could the moringa help eradicate malnutrition in Zambia?

AA: Drivers' pockets being plundered

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:03
The AA has accused fuel retailers of "plundering drivers' pockets" by putting up the price of petrol and diesel disproportionately.

'Win more important than record'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:03
Beating West Indies is more important than James Anderson breaking the England wicket record, says Gary Ballance.

VIDEO: BBC election debate in two minutes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:52
A two minute summary of the 2015 General Election debate.

Why you should watch FA Cup semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:37
Semi-finals have long been the stage for memorable upsets, will there be two more this weekend?

Dyke continues to look at Rooney rule

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:36
FA chairman Greg Dyke reiterates his desire to see greater opportunities for black and ethnic minority players in football.

Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:19

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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Han Solo in new Star Wars trailer

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:02
Star Wars fans are given a first glimpse of Han Solo in the new trailer for The Force Awakens - the first film in the new series of the sci-fi franchise.

Florida Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Charged

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:02

Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.

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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:50

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.

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Chelsea suffer most online abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:36
Chelsea receive more social media abuse than any other Premier League club, a new study by Kick It Out shows.

Murs and Flack to host X Factor

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:30
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are confirmed as the new presenters of The X Factor

VIDEO: Hague on 'coalition of chaos'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:27
The Conservative Party's William Hague says the possibility of a combination of any of the opposition parties would lead to a "coalition of chaos".

VIDEO: Opposition leaders in debate clash

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:24
The leaders of Labour, SNP, UKIP, Greens and Plaid Cymru take part in a pre-election debate.

England push for West Indies victory

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:24
Gary Ballance's century and a stunning Chris Jordan catch set up England's bid for victory over West Indies in Antigua.

Smith into final on GB comeback

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:24
Louis Smith qualifies top for the European pommel final in his first GB appearance for Britain since London 2012.

Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:20

It's only the fourth case of the deadly disease in the U.S. And it has doctors on an international hunt. How did a disease linked to contaminated beef in the U.K. more than a decade ago get to Texas?

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In pictures: Singapore in transit

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:16
Photographer captures Singapore in transit

We Might Welcome Robot Lawn Mowers, But Astronomers Aren't So Happy

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:12

The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.

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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:11

A new poll says Americans think New York is the most corrupt state in the country. But is it? There are lots of ways to calculate it.

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