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'Inconsistency' in air duty refunds

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 17:18
Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.

Six compete for Museum of the Year

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 17:12
Six UK museums, including London's Imperial War Museum and Belfast's The MAC are competing for the title of Museum of the Year 2015.

Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 17:12

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

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Apprehensions Along Southern Border Drop Dramatically In 2015

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 17:00

Apprehensions dropped by 28 percent compared to the same time period last year. Apprehensions of minors also dropped by 50 percent.

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Justice for historical crimes

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 16:01
The trial of Oskar Groening raises the question of whether it is always necessary and right to prosecute such crimes after so many years.

The faith forgotten in its hometown

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:48
The forgotten birthplace of a president's religion

The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:40
The African migrants who made a Sicilian palace their home

Scots role at Gallipoli remembered

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:38
A commemorative service is being held in Edinburgh to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War One.

'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:31
An up-close encounter with the new mini you

Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:23
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue

Gallipoli marks centenary Anzac day

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:18
Australia and New Zealand prepare for ceremonies in Turkey in honour of soldiers who fought at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Labour attacks NHS 'private care'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:11
Leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by more than half since 2010, Labour has claimed.

Clegg: No SNP 'life support' deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:10
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he would not join a government dependent on "life support" from the SNP after the general election.

A Most Indelible Ink: A Magazine Printed Using Blood

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:06

A Lebanese magazine published its latest issue using donated blood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians.

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PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:06

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.

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Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:05
The plan to get aid to Syria in a swarm of drones

#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Orgins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:04

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Indiana.

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Farage back woes and HSBC quit threat

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03
The UKIP leader's revelation that he is seeking hospital treatment for a back condition and HSBC's threat to quit the UK attract headlines.

VIDEO: Holding fish and other election news

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03
BBC News rounds up the fourth week of election campaigning.

Farage reveals hospital treatment

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 15:03
UKIP leader Nigel Farage admits to being "in a great deal of pain" at the start of the general election campaign.