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Ad-blocker beats publishers in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:33
The maker of a browser plug-in that prevents ads from being seen on websites defeats an attempt to have its tool blocked.

VIDEO: CCTV shows subway wheelchair rescue

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:33
A man in a motorised wheelchair has been rescued by commuters after he slid off a subway platform in Washington DC.

VIDEO: Tesco reports record £6.4bn loss

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:25
Tesco has reported the worst results in its history with a record statutory pre-tax loss of £6.4bn for the year to the end of February.

Bevan would be 'turning in grave'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:25
NHS founder Aneurin Bevan would be "turning in his grave" if he saw the way Welsh ministers run the service, the UK government's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Niger schools shut over meningitis

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:24
All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, are to stay shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year.

VIDEO: New home for growing Royal Family

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:20
With a new baby on the way, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also moving house, as Daniela Relph reports.

Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:19

Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a tractor.

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VIDEO: Farage urges action on Med migrants

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:13
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the UK bears a "very heavy responsibility" with regard to the current migrant crisis emerging from Libya.

Baby rape plot gang members guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:08
Members of a paedophile network which preyed on very young children, including a baby, are found guilty of plotting the abuse at Bristol Crown Court.

Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:56

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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Flash crash trader appears in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:54
A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" appears in court and opposes his extradition to the US.

Angolan police deny sect massacre

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:52
At least 20 people have died after Angolan police raided the camp of a religious sect, police confirm - they deny reports of 200 deaths.

Hatton Garden heist damage revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:49
Images of the hole drilled by thieves into the vault at a Hatton Garden safe deposit company in central London are released by the Met Police.

India farmer suicide at Delhi rally

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:41
An Indian farmer dies after he hangs himself from a tree at a farmers' rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

'Sliver Of Hope' In Freddie Gray Case, Former Baltimore Police Chief Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:22

"This is possibly the spark that's going to ignite change, real change, in this city, and with the Baltimore Police Department," says former commissioner Leonard Hamm.

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India punishes al-Jazeera over map

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:19
India takes Al Jazeera off-air for five days, claiming that it had shown wrong maps of Kashmir.

The mother who abducted her own child

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:00
The mother who abducted her own child

Man jailed for murdering joiner

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:00
A man is jailed for at least 19 years for stabbing to death joiner Jordan MacKay in South Queensferry.

PODCAST: The spark behind the "Flash Crash"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:00

First up, we talk about the challenge of proving that a trader is out to manipulate a financial market. We talk to Joel Hasbrouck, a financial industry consultant and Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business, for more. Plus, search giant Google could launch its new wireless service as early as today. The Wall Street Journal reports a key feature is customers paying only for the data they use instead of buying data in bulk, whether they use it or not. And a California appeals court has ruled that one city's special system of charging for water—the more you use, the higher the price—is invalid. Pricing water is tough, even in places not beset by drought.

I'll be fit for World Cup - Houghton

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 02:58
England captain Steph Houghton says she is "100% sure" she will be fit in time for this summer's World Cup in Canada.

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