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Corrie set in mock fireball 999 drama

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 00:02
Firefighters are called to the set of Coronation Street after reports of an explosion and flames, only to find it was special effects during filming.

Maaxi - will we care for sharing?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:44
Maaxi, Uber, Splyt, Hailo - is the competition in the taxi app market really improving consumers' lives?

The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:42

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.

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Radio Connects North Dakota Residents Divided On Gay Rights

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:41

Radio is king in North Dakota. Morning Edition talks to a liberal radio host, and a conservative small business owner who listens to him — though he doesn't always like what he hears.

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Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:40

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.

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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:35

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

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Historian: John Wilkes Booth Not A Deranged Lone Madman

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:34

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, historian Terry Alford explores John Wilkes Booth's life and how the assassination affected his family.

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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:34

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country weighs the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.

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From Horses To High Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:33

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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Who is F1's new English driver?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:17
Manor’s new English driver Will Stevens has bought his way into F1 but Andrew Benson says critics are unfair and he has the talent to prosper.

VIDEO: Alice turns 150 years old

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:04
150 years on and Alice in Wonderland continues to inspire. Tim Muffett meets a new theatrical production celebrating the book.

Dark matter becomes less 'ghostly'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:59
Scientists have uncovered a vital new insight into the nature of dark matter.

VIDEO: How Libyan coastguard patrols Misrata

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:57
Quentin Sommerville reports from the quay in Misrata, as the Libyan coastguard seizes a boatload of migrants bound for Europe.

Police continue stabbing probe

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:47
Police are continuing to investigate a serious incident which saw a grandmother airlifted to hospital after being stabbed.

Four arrested in terrorism inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:33
Four people have been arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of terrorism, Great Manchester Police say.

Nokia agrees deal with Alcatel-Lucent

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:28
Nokia says it has agreed a deal to buy smaller French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn takeover deal.

Why Australia protects 'Anzac'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:09
After outrage over its use by Woolworth's, BBC Online's Australia editor Wendy Frew looks at why "Anzac" and other words are protected in Australia.

Search continues for missing student

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:00
Police in Glasgow are continuing to search for a missing student who was reported after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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.

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