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Quarter of Asian voters 'undecided'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 19:12
Nearly a quarter of Asian voters do not know which party they will support at the general election, according to a BBC survey.

VIDEO: World Bank head pledges AIIB support

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 19:06
The head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, says he will work with China's new Asian Infrastructure Bank to help fight poverty.

China 'building runway in Spratlys'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 18:54
Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.

VIDEO: Asian dog flu strikes Chicago

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 18:16
A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.

VIDEO: BBC election debate in 10 minutes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:45
A 10-minute summary of the BBC 2015 General Election debate.

Sagging Barbie sales cost Mattel

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:43
Struggling US toymaker, Mattel, saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.

CPS Janner decision 'fails victims'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:22
A police and crime commissioner says alleged victims of child sex abuse by Lord Janner have been failed by the decision not to charge him.

Low turn out as Sudanese polls close

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:14
Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.

VIDEO: Life as a world champion whistler

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:01
What's it like to be crowned the world's best whistler?

VIDEO: Greece turning to commune life

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 17:01
As Greece's talks with the EU drag on, communes are springing up across the country as people take matters into their own hands.

Why use negative interest rates?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:56
Interest rates have fallen below zero for a growing number of borrowers, meaning that in effect they are being paid to borrow someone else's money. Why?

Patriotic fervour on the rise in Russia

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:51
A groundswell of Russian patriotism has been triggered by the Ukraine crisis and the response of the West, says Bridget Kendall.

Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:42

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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How close is Greece to Grexit?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:40
If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?

Funeral celebrates Becky Watts' life

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:38
The funeral of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, who was found dead after going missing earlier this year, is due to take place later.

WikiLeaks Makes It Easy to Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 16:33

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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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.

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