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VIDEO: Mother: 'Why I abducted my son'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 05:35
With the number of British children abducted by their parents and taken abroad rising, one woman explains why she took her son without her husband's permission.

Saudis halt Yemen air campaign with goals unfulfilled

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 05:29
Saudi Arabia's claim that it won its air campaign in Yemen won't be credible if it cannot achieve its main goal of restoring President Hadi to power, says the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.

VIDEO: Vintage cars race through France

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 05:18
The oldest motor race in France is underway with at least 200 vintage cars taking part.

FBI warns on airline hacking threat

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 05:11
The FBI issues guidelines on how airlines should protect their wi-fi systems from hack attacks.

Leigh & Leeds Cup ties live on BBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 05:00
Two Challenge Cup sixth-round ties - Leeds v Huddersfield and Wakefield v Leigh - will be broadcast live by BBC Sport.

In pictures: Earth's beauty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:57
To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures

VIDEO: On the ground in Libyan fight against IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:55
BBC Arabic's Feras Kilani gets exclusive access to the fight against so-called Islamic State in the Libyan city of Derna.

Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:50

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase of its military operation in Yemen. The group has said it will protect civilians and ensure the flow of humanitarian aid.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:49

Money transfer agencies are the life blood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Wikipedia editing rules explained

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:46
In the wake of the latest Wikipedia row, we recap on the editorial rules governing the popular online encyclopaedia.

Strike over university sackings

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:41
Up to 700 staff at University of Salford are expected to go on strike on Thursday in support of two sacked colleagues.

VIDEO: Flintoff chaos at T20 Blast launch

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:40
Former England cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff causes chaos at the launch of the NatWest T20 Blast competition.

VIDEO: Rain and wind batter Australia

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:34
Heavy rain and strong winds have continued to batter New South Wales in Australia.

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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