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Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:13
What's Batman about to reveal?

VIDEO: Three leaders in 90 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:10
Highlights of the 90 minute Question Time special in 90 seconds.

Tour de Yorkshire riders saddle up

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:07
Riders prepare for the start of the first Tour de Yorkshire, inspired by the success of last year's Grand Depart.

The migration of the eagle hunters

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:05
The migration of the eagle hunters

The rape of Berlin

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:02
How Soviet troops took revenge on German women

Western Hemisphere Wipes Out Its Third Virus

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 15:00

It took 15 years and 250 million vaccines, but this week, health authorities officially declared North America and South America free of rubella — a virus that can cause severe birth defects.

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Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:52
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the third time in eight days, sending a large plume of dark grey smoke and ash into the air.

Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:45

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:29

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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The women who are obsessed with Parkour

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:22
The women flocking to take up Parkour

Mumford and Sons: 'There's a lot we can improve'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:20
Mumford and Sons set the record straight on their 'new' sound

Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:16

The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.

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'Liberated' Wiggins plans to attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:06
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he is not trying to win the inaugural three-day race in Yorkshire but plans to go on the attack.

Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:05

The city has seen some positive changes in recent years, including a reconnection with the city's rural past. The pastime has given youth an outlet in a region that's at the center of gang violence.

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He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:05

The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.

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VIDEO: Leanne Wood: 'Coalition with Labour unlikely'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:03
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says while a coalition with Labour would be unlikely but she would enter negotiations to get the best deal for Wales.

SNP leader faces audience questions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 14:02
Nicola Sturgeon tells a live TV audience in Glasgow that the SNP would have 'big influence and big clout' in Westminster.

Grandee casts doubt over electoral system

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 13:52
Lord Gus O'Donnell warns that the general election could throw up a result which puts real strain on the current electoral system, Laura Kuenssberg writes.

Nepal quake survivor returns home

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 13:51
A Northern Ireland mountaineer returns home days after witnessing the deadly earthquake in Nepal.

VIDEO: UKIP 'would accept' EU vote result

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 13:50
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says a referendum resulting in a vote to stay in the EU would not make his party redundant.