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French exams kick out les cliches

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:38
An exam board wants French exams to ditch dated vocabulary and talk about tattoos and festivals rather than trips to the seaside.

Muslim Brotherhood: From rapid rise to sharp decline

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:35
In the wake of the death sentences confirmed against Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt, Yolande Knell looks at the group's dramatic reversal in fortunes since the 2011 Arab uprisings.

Election 2015 in pictures: 13 April

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:31
Images from the campaign trail: 13 April

New podcast will pick up where Serial left off

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:28
New podcast to continue Serial investigation

A Far-Right Family Feud In France Appears To Claim Movement's Icon

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:19

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen won't run in the upcoming regional elections after his daughter and political successor criticized his remarks about gas chambers being a "detail" of history.

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Pregnant at 65: Miracle of medicine

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:17
How is that medically possible?

Paint thrown at Gandhi statue in SA

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:16
A man appears in a South African court after paint was thrown at a statue of Mahatma Gandhi - following other attacks on historical monuments.

Accused nurse wrote of 'devil in me'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:15
A letter in which a nurse accused of murdering three patients wrote "there's a devil in me" has been shown in court.

VIDEO: Writer Guenter Grass dies at 87

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 05:03
Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.

Spoiler alert! Or how to avoid them

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:48
With the latest Game of Thrones episodes online before broadcast, here's a few tips if you don't want to know what happens next.

Podcast 'patent troll' faces setback

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:43
A crowd-funded campaign claims victory after patent authorities invalidate rights granted to a company that sought payments from podcasters.

Golf Celebrates Its New Hero: Masters Winner Jordan Spieth

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:42

The New York Times is calling Spieth, 21, "a composite of several of the best golfers the United States has produced."

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No complaint over Aintree 'collision'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:32
A man who was pictured online being knocked over by an Aintree racegoer declines to make a complaint of assault to police.

Obituary: Guenter Grass

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:05
Guenter Grass was Germany's greatest post-war writer

China Restricts Travel By Shenzen Residents To Hong Kong

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:04

The move, NPR's Frank Langfitt says, is "designed to assuage Hong Kongers angry with mainlanders who buy up goods." Critics say visitors from the mainland have driven up prices in Hong Kong.

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US anger over Russia plane intercept

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 04:00
US officials say they will formally complain over Russia's intercept of a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea.

Mechanic caught out by dash cam

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:50
A Halfords customer's dashboard camera catches a mechanic speeding in his car during service.

Travelodge see 63% surge in profit

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:46
UK budget hotel chain Travelodge has reported a more than 60% surge in profits three years after its near-collapse.

Hamilton row in the past - Rosberg

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:43
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says his latest row with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the China Grand Prix is a "thing of the past".

Labour pledges more powers for Wales

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:40
Wales will be given more power over transport, energy and assembly elections if Labour wins the general election, says the party as it launches its manifesto.