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Thai Court Charges Ex-Premier Yingluck With Negligence

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:38

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was ousted in a military coup in May, will be tried for her role in overseeing a failed policy to boost the price of rice paid to mostly poor, rural farmers.

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Indians caught 'cheating' in exams

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:36
Cheating in exams is common in the Indian state of Bihar, but new images emerge showing how blatant the practice is.

Experts oppose four-year-olds' tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:30
A group of early-years experts and teachers oppose the introduction of tests for four-year-olds in England.

Tunisian Museum Attack: 'I Thought It Was A Game,' Witness Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:22

Tunisia's president says his country is "in a merciless war against terrorism." The victims reportedly include travelers from Japan, France, Poland, Italy, Colombia, Australia, Britain and Spain.

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Puzzle over Varoufakis 'fake finger'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:13
A German comedian sparks confusion after claiming he faked a video apparently showing Greece's finance minister giving the middle finger to Germany.

When The KKK Was Mainstream

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:08

In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible, it participated in otherwise polite society.

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Lib Dems unveil 'better' Budget

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:06
Danny Alexander unveils a "better" Lib Dem alternative to his Treasury boss George Osborne's Budget, with fewer spending cuts.

Four arrested over Tunisia attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:05
Four people are arrested over the gun attack at the Bardo museum in Tunis that left 23 people dead, including 20 foreign tourists, Tunisia's presidency says.

Extinction threat to Europe's bees

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:04
Many of Europe's native wild bees are threatened with extinction, according to the first comprehensive assessment of risks.

Tag Heuer to make Android Wear watch

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:01
Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer partners with top tech firms to build an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.

Day in pictures: 19 March 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 05:01
Images from around the world: 18 March

Woman in Luton Airport terror arrest

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:50
A 21-year-old British woman is held by counter-terror police at Luton Airport after landing from Istanbul, Scotland Yard says.

Paris smog pollutes air over Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:48
Air pollution levels are "very high" across Wales after smog blew across from Paris.

Kane earns first England call-up

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:48
England manager Roy Hodgson names Tottenham striker Harry Kane in his squad to face Lithuania and Italy.

VIDEO: Twitter, The Simpsons and the Budget

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:45
BBC News finds out why a City firm watches Twitter and hears The Simpsons while following a modern Budget.

SNP suspends member over Tory abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:44
An SNP member who is alleged to have subjected the Scottish Conservative leader to homophobic abuse on Twitter is suspended from the party.

Caption Challenge: Difficult jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:43
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Hillsborough activists receive CBEs

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:41
Two Hillsborough justice campaigners are presented with the CBE at Buckingham Palace.

Council writes off £4m cricket debt

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:35
Cardiff council agrees to write off a £4.4m debt owed to it by Glamorgan County Cricket Club following the redevelopment of the Swalec Stadium.

Parties to attend Villiers meeting

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 04:31
Representatives of the five main Stormont parties are to attend what is being billed as a stock taking meeting with the secretary of state over welfare reform.

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