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Clarkson 'fracas' report due next week

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:44
The BBC's report into Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson's "fracas" with a producer is to be handed over to the director general next week.

For A Good Snooze, Take One Melatonin, Add Eye Mask And Earplugs

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:40

Hospitals are notoriously difficult places to sleep, despite efforts to make them less noisy. Cheap, simple workarounds can help, a study says. Taking the sleep hormone melatonin helped the most.

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Botched Ritual Circumcision Leads To World's First Penile Transplant

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:35

The recipient is a 21-year-old from a tribe in South Africa, whose organ was amputated due to complications from the circumcision. The hope is that transplants could be one way to aid other victims.

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Cruise operators shun Tunisian ports

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:22
Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises, two Italian cruise companies, cancel planned stops in Tunisian ports following shootings at a museum in Tunis that killed 21 people.

Zayn Malik leaves One Direction tour

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:06
The singer leaves One Direction's tour of Asia after being signed off by management with stress.

BBC to show Reading v Arsenal

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:45
BBC One will show the FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal from Wembley on 18 April.

VIDEO: China-Japan talks: Facts in 60 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:43
Awkward handshakes and territorial rows - the background to the China-Japan talks in less than 60 seconds.

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:31

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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Cyril Smith 'child porn find' probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:26
A cold case unit is to investigate claims police released MP Cyril Smith after child pornography was found in the boot of his car, the BBC learns.

Budget 'devastating' for Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:26
Labour Leader Ed Miliband says planned cuts in the wake of the Budget will be devastating for funding the Welsh government receives from the UK.

Mexican man freed after 23 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:24
A Mexican-American man convicted for the 1992 murder of his sister and brother-in-law is freed after a court rules he confessed under torture.

Unborn baby ripped from US woman

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:08
A woman was beaten, stabbed and had her unborn child stolen from her womb when she visited a house to buy clothes advertised on Craigslist.

Inquiry into MP child abuse claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:08
Further inquiries are to be carried out into whether detectives were told to limit a child abuse investigation centred on Lord Janner.

Why can't they make a flushable wipe?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:06
The number of wet wipes littering UK beaches has risen by 50%.

'One of the best' places for eclipse

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:03
Europe will experience its first eclipse in over a decade on Friday with Wales one of the best places in the UK to see it.

Radio 1 to slash live music coverage

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:01
BBC Radio 1 is to make dramatic cuts to its live music output, with the number of live sessions dropping from 250 to 160 a year.

Film students mistaken for robbers

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:00
Armed police are rushed to the scene after film makers in County Londonderry are mistaken for real armed robbers.

NPR Appoints Michael Oreskes As New News Chief

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 07:00

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.

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Japan, China Hold Security Talks, Hoping To Defuse Tensions

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 06:54

The meeting between foreign ministers on both sides is the first such dialogue in four years after relations were frozen by Beijing in 2011 over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

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Dhoni urges India to keep it simple

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 06:13
Keeping things simple is one of the keys to India's continuing World Cup success, according to captain MS Dhoni.