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VIDEO: Last push for votes in UK election

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:24
The politicians final push for votes as the UK election campaign comes to an end.

Forests 'pivotal' for food security

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:23
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.

'Suicide' woman 'sent ex 100 texts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:22
The ex-partner of a woman who took her own life tells a court he received 100 text messages a day from her.

Pollution spill on Blackstaff river

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:22
An investigation is under way into the cause of a pollution spill in Blackstaff river in Belfast.

Tycoon sells tyre firm for £50m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:07
One of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs has sold his tyre-fitting business for £50m to Michelin.

Profiles of wanted 'Islamic State leaders'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:06
The US is offering rewards totalling $20m (£13m) for information on four men identified as leading figures in the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS).

Vatican Affirms Plan To Make Missionary Junipero Serra A Saint

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:55

The choice of Serra, whom the church sees as an evangelist, has drawn criticism over his role in the California mission system of the 18th century.

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Bryson gets six months suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:54
High-profile Union flag protestor Jamie Bryson has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for taking part in unlawful public processions.

'Brutal' robbery jail term increased

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:50
A window cleaner who tied up an 88-year-old woman, threatened her into silence and stole £15 has his 10-year sentence increased.

How to vote on polling day

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:49
On 7 May, the UK will go the polls in the general election. Here's how to vote.

Baltimore police in new race probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:35
The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:28
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died, his manager says

Wiggins vows to break hour record

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:21
Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.

Election 2015: Glossary of election terms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:20
Politics is awash with words and phrases that are beloved of commentators and politicians alike. Here is a guide to some of the key terms.

US Fed chief warns of share 'danger'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:20
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.

'One dead' in Pakistan school attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:19
One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.

Six cases of suspected airline pilot suicides

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:18
Six cases identified by French investigators where airline pilots appear to have deliberately crashed, often resulting in many fatalities.

4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:18

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.

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VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram captives receive aid

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 07:04
The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.

Zoo sorry for Charlotte monkey gaffe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 06:59
A Japanese zoo apologises for naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of Britain's newborn princess.