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Woman charged over car boot murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:54
A 25-year-old woman is charged with assisting an offender in connection with the murder of north Belfast man Kyle Neil.

'Tentative England still on top'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:47
England remain in a strong position in the first Test against West Indies but should be bolder, says Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Inside Libya migrant detention centre

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:27
Quentin Sommerville reports from a migrant detention centre in the Libyan port of Misrata.

Dog breeding footage 'barbaric'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:18
Secretly filmed footage of a County Tyrone dog breeding firm shows "barbaric" scenes, says a senior Scottish government vet.

Lib Dem £150m plan for poorer pupils

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:09
The Liberal Democrats promise an extra £150m for Wales, aimed at improving education, as they launch their general election manifesto.

Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:41

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:36
The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and buried individually.

Whale's record migration across Pacific

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 19:30
A gray whale makes a 22,500 km (14,000 mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean - the longest migration of any mammal, say scientists.

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 18:16
Cuba welcomes as "fair" a US vow to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should not have been there in the first place.

China's growth slows to 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 18:09
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, in line with most expectations.

Asiana plane skids off Japan runway

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:10
Authorities in Japan investigate after an Asiana Airlines flight skids off a runway in Hiroshima, injuring at least 20 people.

Mexico spill cuts water to 200,000

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:54
More than 200,000 people in south-east Mexico are without water, after an oil spill caused by thieves puncturing a pipeline polluted two rivers.

How well do you know your campaigns?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:02
What do you remember of past campaigns?

China South Rail buys UK maritime firm

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:59
A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.

Handshake symbolises new mood of optimism

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:54
The historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro summed up a mood of optimism at the Summit of the Americas, Vanessa Buschschluter says.

Is there a new nuclear arms race?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:53
Some countries are trying to modernise their arsenals of nuclear weapons raising questions about their commitment to disarm.

Christians under threat in Middle East

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:53
The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled through Iraq and Syria to investigate the plight of Christians as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.

Patterson increases book donations

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:51
US crime writer James Patterson increases his donation to independent UK bookshops by £250,000.

Ebola survivors 'safe sex warning'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:49
The WHO is urging recovered Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to make sure the virus is not passed on to partners.

Funeral for '100-year-old teenager'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:49
The funeral of a teenage girl with a rare genetic condition that made her body age eight times faster than normal takes place later.