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When German soldiers turned against the SS

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:22
When Germans joined Americans battling the SS

'Mourinho an inspiration at Chelsea'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:20
In her column, Eniola Aluko describes a the influence of Jose Mourinho in a monumental week for Chelsea's men and women.

WATCH: The Guardian's U.K. Election Primer For Non-Brits

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:11

The parliamentary system can seem complicated on this side of the pond. Luckily The Guardian gets that and explains a hung parliament and what the queen has to do with all this.

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Dowager's housekeeper stole antiques

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:10
A "greedy and calculating" ex-housekeeper of a countess from Cirencester is jailed for three years for stealing antiques.

VIDEO: The staying power of African presidents

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:48
After a third-term bid by Burundi's president triggers protests, BBC News takes a 60-second look at how long Africa's leader are staying in power - and the reaction.

CO2 levels reach monthly record

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:46
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.

Britons Go To The Polls In What's Predicted To Be A Nail-Biter

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:45

The latest polls put the ruling Conservative Party led by David Cameron neck and neck with the Labour Party led by Ed Miliband. Polls close at 5 p.m. ET.

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Dashcam footage accepted by insurers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:33
Most UK insurance companies will now accept dashboard camera footage in disputed claims - but few will offer a discount on premiums for using one.

Mexico rescues 100 migrant hostages

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:30
Mexican police have rescued more than 100 migrants kidnapped by a human trafficking gang near the capital in Mexico state.

Dogs wait sadly outside polling stations

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:27
Disenfranchised dogs will make you feel sad on polling day.

VIDEO: Aussie admirer steals a kiss from Harry

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:20
Prince Harry received a kiss from an admirer as he greeted thousands of well-wishers near Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Man Utd to sign forward Depay

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:20
Manchester United agree a deal to sign Dutch forward Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of £25-30m.

Secret tapes of Sarkozy ruled legal

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:19
A French court rules that wire-tapped conversations between ex-President Sarkozy and his lawyer can be used as evidence.

Caption Challenge: Space capsule

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:07
It's the Caption Challenge.

PODCAST: Big merger in the pharmaceutical industry

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:00

Airing on Thursday, May 7, 2015: One of the world's biggest drug companies has moved to outsource the process of deciding who is allowed into its experimental drug trials.Johnson & Johnson is setting up what's called a "compassionate use" panel to help it make these life & death decisions. Staying in the theme of pharmaceuticals,  Alexion announced it was buying Syngeva for $8.4 billion earlier this week. And it's election day in the U.K. today. Inequality has been a key theme of the campaign. We'll see how tax loopholes impact the results today. 

Man jailed over murder and rapes

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 02:58
A Falkirk man who raped two women in front of the body of an escort he had stabbed 44 times is jailed for life.

Judge orders maternity deal talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 02:47
The two sides in a dispute over plans to downgrade maternity services at a Denbighshire hospital are ordered to try and reach an agreement by a judge.

Tornadoes Rake Oklahoma, Destroying Homes, Injuring 12

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 02:42

The Oklahoma city area was the hardest hit. Meteorologists believe that a line of thunderstorms spawned more than a dozen twisters.

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Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 02:38
Archaeologists in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd.

Ex CEO declines gas death questions

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 02:32
The former boss of tour operator Thomas Cook refuses to answer questions at the inquests into the deaths of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday.