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Salmond 'joke' over Labour Budget

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:42
Ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond says he was making a "light-hearted" point after David Cameron tweeted a video of him saying he would write Labour's Budget.

Deadly IS-rebel clashes in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:38
More than 40 people are reported to have been killed in clashes between Syrian Islamist rebels and Islamic State militants north of Damascus.

£700k mortgage cheat may face jail

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:36
An award-winning mortgage broker involved in almost £700,000 worth of fraud and deception could face jail, a court hears.

Tiernan-Locke: I want to race again

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:25
Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke wants to return to cycling in 2016 after serving a two-year doping ban.

The 'Folk Feminism' Roots Of The Latina 'Chola' Look

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:24

Celebrities like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Sandra Bullock have appropriated this "tough girl" aesthetic from the cholas of the 90s. But the look actually has some really radical roots.

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Aerobatics pilot dies in plane crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:13
A aerobatics pilot has died in a plane crash at an airfield in Norfolk.

US police custody death protests grow

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:09
Protesters in Baltimore have launched a week of demonstrations against police violence as pressure to explain the death of man in police custody grows.

Cup final ref Moss a 'political pawn'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:58
FA Cup final referee Jon Moss is 'political pawn' whose appointment does not make any sense, former official Mark Halsey claims.

Election 2015 in pictures: 22 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:56
Images from the campaign trail: 22 April

SFA's Meekings ruling wrong - Fifa

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:56
Fifa's head of referees Jim Boyce says the SFA is setting a dangerous precedent by trying to ban Inverness player Josh Meekings.

Nigeria targets last Boko Haram bases

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:54
Nigerian ground troops have joined an offensive on the last known hideout of the Boko Haram Islamist militants, an army spokesman tells the BBC.

Valverde wins third Fleche Wallonne

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:54
Spain's Alejandro Valverde wins a sprint finish to claim his third victory at the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic in Belgium.

Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:48

In a speech last week, James Comey had linked the two countries to the killing of Jews during the Holocaust. They have both said the killings occurred when they were occupied by the Nazis.

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VIDEO: Sheepdog 'drives' on to motorway

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:44
The owner of a sheepdog who stopped the traffic by 'driving' on to one of Scotland's busiest motorways, has been telling of his relief that no drivers were hurt.

Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:43

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.

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VIDEO: Boris Johnson's jigsaw and other election news

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:41
Public sector pay, childcare and the NHS were all hot topics on day 23 of the UK General Election campaign.

ENO cuts ticket prices for new season

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:40
English National Opera announces it is slashing ticket prices for its new season as it attempts to secure its financial future.

UKIP candidate in beheading threat

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:17
A threat to behead a UKIP candidate in Newcastle is being investigated by the police.

Environment groups set to share £2m

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:03
Environment minister to distribute a share of £2m raised by the carrier bag levy among groups which suffered budget cuts

Election 2015: Who are the candidates?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 05:56
More than 4,000 candidates are standing at the general election. Who are those fighting to be MPs?