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Dead fish clog Rio Olympic venue

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:30
Brazilian workers remove more than 33 tonnes of dead fish from a lagoon in Rio where Olympic rowing and canoeing events are due to take place in 2016.

Disaster doctor sent into hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:20
A doctor usually deployed for major disasters is sent into Worcestershire Royal Hospital's A and E department.

'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:19
More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

Fewer drivers punished for mobile use

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:03
The number of drivers given penalty points for using mobile phones at the wheel fell by 24% last year in England and Wales, police figures suggest.

A rescue in the rubble of Oklahoma City

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:57
Saving a woman's life after the Oklahoma bombing

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:56
What's the secret of the candy-striped house?

The officer who refused to lie about being black

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:53
The officer who refused to lie about being black

Sturgeon's offer to Miliband examined

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:48
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's use of a TV election debate to set out of the terms of her proposals to work with Ed Miliband attracts headlines.

The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:39

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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Vigil to be held for Karen Buckley

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:22
A candlelit vigil is to be held in Glasgow's George Square after the death of student Karen Buckley whose body was found by police on Thursday.

Labour to launch Scottish manifesto

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:19
Jim Murphy is to unveil Scottish Labour's manifesto with a claim that people north of the border could "unlock change" by voting for his party on 7 May.

Festival payment complaints persist

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:18
The Big Burns Supper festival encounters fresh complaints about the time it has taken to pay some of the acts at this year's event.

Children 'put off sport by parents'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:18
Children as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, a new study has found.

Could a ‘miracle tree’ help end malnutrition

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:08
Could the moringa help eradicate malnutrition in Zambia?

AA: Drivers' pockets being plundered

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:03
The AA has accused fuel retailers of "plundering drivers' pockets" by putting up the price of petrol and diesel disproportionately.

'Win more important than record'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 15:03
Beating West Indies is more important than James Anderson breaking the England wicket record, says Gary Ballance.

VIDEO: BBC election debate in two minutes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:52
A two minute summary of the 2015 General Election debate.

Why you should watch FA Cup semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:37
Semi-finals have long been the stage for memorable upsets, will there be two more this weekend?

Dyke continues to look at Rooney rule

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:36
FA chairman Greg Dyke reiterates his desire to see greater opportunities for black and ethnic minority players in football.

Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:19

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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