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Japan court blocks nuclear restart

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:26
A Japanese court blocks the restart of two nuclear reactors in the western city of Takahama after locals raise safety concerns.

Year After Denying Federal Control, Bundy Still Runs His Bit Of Nevada

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:18

Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:17

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.

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In N.D., Church Ceremonies Push Town To Grapple With Gay Rights

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:15

In a small community in southeastern North Dakota, tension between compassion and faith is ever-present in residents' attitudes toward same-sex marriage.

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Is the West losing its edge on defence?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 00:10
The BBC's Mark Urban looks into the consequences of Western nations not spending enough on their military capability.

Volunteer Deputy Charged In Oklahoma Man's Shooting Death

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 23:34

The sheriff's office says Robert Bates, who was volunteering on an undercover operation, mistakenly pulled out his handgun instead of his stun gun and shot the suspect as he struggled with deputies.

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Centrica names new British Gas boss

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 23:17
Centrica says Mark Hodges will be the new managing director of British Gas, ending an 11-month search for a new leader.

'Robot chef' aimed at home kitchen

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 23:14
From chopping the ingredients to doing the washing up - an all-action "robo-chef" for the home is being developed by a London-based company.

Ebola test 'unlikely' to be positive

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 23:08
A Scottish man is tested for Ebola after returning from west Africa but health officials said it was "very unlikely" he would have the virus.

VIDEO: Crackdown on abuse websites steps up

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 22:50
A child abuse watchdog says it has helped to identify and remove more than double the number of sexually explicit web pages depicting youngsters in 2014 - than in the previous year.

Poundland's annual sales top £1bn

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 22:48
Budget retailer Poundland reports annual sales of more than £1bn for the first time, a rise of 11.8% on the previous year.

'Syria-bound' Waheed Ahmed back in UK

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 22:27
A 21-year-old man has been arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of terrorism, police say.

VIDEO: Video shows shot US man selling gun

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 22:04
Footage has emerged showing a man who was shot by a white police officer after apparently mistaking his gun for a Taser, trying to sell a gun.

VIDEO: Tories to launch election manifesto

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:49
David Cameron will launch the Conservatives' election manifesto with a promise to extend the right-to-buy scheme.

£13m payout for sibling birth errors

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:30
Two siblings left brain damaged from birth are awarded multimillion-pound payouts in "unprecedented" clinical negligence cases .

'I'm mentally stronger than Rosberg'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:30
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is mentally stronger this year than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the Chinese Grand Prix.

Australia golfer bitten by crocodile

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:24
An elderly golfer suffers leg injuries after stepping on a crocodile on a golf course in Port Douglas, Queensland.

Greens to launch Welsh manifesto

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:20
The leader of the Wales Green Party has promised to make changes that "Wales will be proud of" as the party launches its manifesto for the general election.

Theatre head questions arts funding

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:18
A theatre manager in Belfast questions why the arts in Northern Ireland receives less funding than other parts of the UK.

Diabetic children hospital warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 21:16
Action to reduce the number of children with type 1 diabetes from being admitted to hospital is needed as cases continue to rise, experts warn.

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