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Dozens killed in Yemen air strikes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:32
Two Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen kill almost 30 people, as the UN warns that the country's health system is on the brink of collapse.

Health staff plan industrial action

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:31
All of Northern Ireland's health unions are to engage in some form of either strike or industrial action over pay over the next fortnight.

VIDEO: O'Sullivan plays with no shoes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:29
Ronnie O'Sullivan is forced to briefly play in his socks during his first-round match against Craig Steadman at the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

What A Bleeping Day: Reds Manager Takes Media To Task

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:25

More than 80 profanities in under six minutes. That's the statistic baseball writers are talking about Tuesday, after Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price's tirade against the media.

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VIDEO: Moment UK fugitive arrested in Spain

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:19
Spain's Guardia Civil has issued video footage which shows police officers swooping on the Alicante villa of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, and placing him under arrest.

O'Sullivan risks fine playing in socks

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:58
Ronnie O'Sullivan risks being fined for playing with no shoes on, and goes close to a 147 break in his Crucible opener.

Tea, Tao and Tourists: China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:54

One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.

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Ethiopia mourns victims of IS killings

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:50
Ethiopia starts three days of national mourning following the killing by Islamic State of more than 20 migrant workers in Libya.

Sienna Miller to join Cannes jury

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:49
Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal and Guillermo del Toro will join chairmen, the Coen Brothers, on the Cannes Film Festival jury, organisers say.

Labour and that £2.5 billion for the NHS

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:33
The tussle between the parties over the billions of pounds they are pledging for the NHS in England

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:23

For the first time, scientists have looked at the microbiome of an isolated Amazon tribe. The study finds that the Western lifestyle has wiped dozens of species out of American guts.

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Iraq 'pushes IS from Ramadi areas'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:07
Iraqi security forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants retake key areas in the western city of Ramadi, including a hospital, officials say.

Inverness reject Meekings cup ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:04
Inverness Caledonian Thistle will appeal against the decision to ban defender Josh Meekings for the Scottish Cup final.

On The High School Diploma: A 'Bilingual' Stamp Of Approval?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 08:03

Indiana may soon allow high school students to graduate with a 'seal of biliteracy.' Eight other states already do.

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Uber accused of guide dog snub

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:57
The taxi app firm Uber is being taken to court over allegations that its drivers are discriminating against people with visual impairment

Ex-Auschwitz Guard Says He Was 'Morally Complicit' In Atrocities

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:47

But in his opening statement to a court in Germany, Oskar Groening, 93, said the judges must decide on his "criminal liability." He has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Vote registration 'breaks records'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:42
A record breaking 469,000 people registered to vote online in one day for the 2015 general election - as the deadline closed on 20 April.

VIDEO: 'I paid 2,200 euros for place on boat'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:41
One of the people on board the migrant boat which ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes on Monday has been speaking to the BBC.

'Bending down' man hit by Tube dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:41
A man hit by a Tube train while apparently bending down to pick up his bag dies, British Transport Police confirm.

Pope accepts US bishop's resignation

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:18
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Missouri bishop, Robert Finn, who pleaded guilty three years ago to not reporting child abuse by a priest.