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The perfect cup of coffee?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 15:05
The city with the best cup of coffee in the world

VIDEO: Hidden golf talent: The caddie

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 15:01
The canny caddies behind every successful golfer

Man Utd will be hurting - Kompany

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 15:00
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says Manchester United have regained their desire to win the derby.

Pollwatch: Tories yet to make gains

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:52
Little has shifted in the polls since the start of the campaign, writes the BBC's David Cowling, but the Tory campaign juggernaut has yet to start its engine.

On cloud nine after National triumph

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:21
The horse that should not have run captures hearts and steals the limelight from AP McCoy at the Grand National.

Labour plans big tax avoidance fines

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:09
Labour pledges to raise £7.5bn a year from tax avoiders by closing loopholes and imposing higher fines if it wins the general election.

At Summit, All Eyes On Meeting Between Obama And Castro

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Leaders of the Western Hemisphere are wrapping up the Summit of the Americas. A meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro has been the most anticipated moment of the conference.

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As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.

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Trapped In Yemen's 'Armageddon,' An American Made A Dangerous Escape

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Shortly after Saudi airstrikes began in Yemen, an American importer realized he was stuck in a war zone. Only with some quick thinking — and a tiny boat — did he narrowly escape back to the U.S.

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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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As Diplomatic Thaw Settles In, Currency Crisis Looms In Cuba

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Writer Patrick Symmes traces the roots of Cuba's two-currency system — and the potential fallout when that system will be eliminated sometime in the next year.

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McIlroy makes his move at Masters

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:28
World number one Rory McIlroy climbs the leaderboard on day three of the Masters with a four-under-par 68.

Wenger plays down title chances

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:20
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team will need a "perfect run" to put them back in the Premier League title race.

Mourners attend Walter Scott funeral

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:09
The killing of Walter Scott by a police officer in South Carolina was motivated by "overt racism", mourners at his funeral hear.

Tory plan to cut inheritance tax

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:03
A Conservative government would cut inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m, David Cameron is to announce.

U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown Amid Apparent Suicide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:49

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred amid Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.

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King back with win after five months out

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:26
Dani King returns to win the first stage of the Tour of the Reservoir after suffering a collapsed lung five months ago.

Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:14

The centenarians living in Blue Zones aren't drinking Ensure or eating chocolate ice cream. Instead, many are drinking wine, and all are eating beans. But living to 100 isn't just about diet.

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King wins after five months out

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:06
Dani King returns to win the first stage of the Tour of the Reservoir after suffering a collapsed lung five months ago.

TT rider Carswell dies in practice

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 11:20
TT competitor Gary Carswell dies following an incident during the first practice session at the Jurby Motodrome race meeting.