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VIDEO: Lib Dem and UKIP manifestos under scrutiny

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:18
Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP have launched their manifestos and their opponents have given their reactions.

EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:16

Saying that Google abused its dominant position in the search market "by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product," a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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Exhausted & empty - Kvitova's diary

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:15
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on returning to the game after exhaustion, fighting herself and sleepless nights.

VIDEO: Southern UK basks in April heatwave

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:04
Parts of Britain are bathed in glorious sunshine and people in Bournemouth have been hitting the beach a little earlier than they might have expected to this year.

Global financial risks 'have risen'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 05:00
The risks to global financial stability have risen, says the International Monetary Fund, partly because of lower oil prices.

Turkey mine bosses appear in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:44
Eight former managers of the Soma mine in western Turkey where 301 people died last year appear in court on murder charges.

At Walter Scott's Funeral, An Unexpected Conversation

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:39

When Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika attended the funeral this weekend, he found himself discussing gentrification — and his own role in the changes in North Charleston, S.C.

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VIDEO: Polish prince challenges Farage to duel

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:35
Nigel Farage is challenged to a duel in Hyde Park by a Polish prince brandishing a sabre over discrimination claims.

Bardarbunga eruption gases estimated

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:34
Scientists quantify the emissions from Iceland's spectacular Bardarbunga-Holuhraun eruption.

Rebels 'kill 10 Colombian soldiers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:34
Ten Colombian soldiers have been killed in an attack by leftist Farc rebels in west of the country, officials say.

Honey trap murder pair found guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:28
Two men are found guilty of murdering a professional poker player who was lured into a honey trap for his winnings.

Man escapes injury in gun attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:20
A 61-year-old man has escaped injury in a gun attack on a house in Lurgan in the early hours of Wednesday.

Malawians to be evacuated from SA

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:16
Malawi becomes the first African state to announce the repatriation of its nationals from South Africa, following an upsurge in xenophobic violence.

SDLP calls for NI 'prosperity plan'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:07
Party leader Alasdair McDonnell lays out 'prosperity process' for Northern Ireland to expand its private sector.

Pensioner admits killing neighbour

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 04:00
A 73-year-old man admits killing his neighbour at a sheltered housing complex.

Coalition: Who do you dislike least?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:52
Nick Clegg launched his party's manifesto with talk of post-election deals with other parties but it is still perfectly possible that none will be needed.

Election 2015 in pictures: 15 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:51
Images from the campaign trail: 15 April

On 'One Boston Day,' City Marks Marathon Bombings' Anniversary

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:31

A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 ET, the time when the first of two devastating bombs went off in the crowds gathered to watch the marathon in 2013.

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Indonesia protest at Saudi beheading

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:29
Indonesia's government summons Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Jakarta to protest against the execution of an Indonesian domestic worker.

Bank of New York Mellon fined £126m

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 03:25
The Bank of New York Mellon's London branch has been fined £126m by the City regulator for failing to protect client funds.