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Malaysia passes anti-terror bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 19:58
Malaysia passes a controversial anti-terrorism bill, reintroducing detention without trial, which officials say is needed to tackle Islamic extremism.

What do American Pie's lyrics mean?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 19:49
What do American Pie's lyrics really mean?

The story of two transgender children

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 19:29
The story of two transgender children aged six and eight

Duke Beats Wisconsin, 68-63, To Win NCAA Men's Basketball Title

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 19:29

In a back-and-forth game, the Blue Devils eked out a 68-63 win, and an NCAA men's basketball championship, against the Badgers on Monday night in Indianapolis.

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VIDEO: 'Encouraging' Samsung results

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 19:04
The firm has forecast a quarterly operating profit of about 5.9 trillion won ($5.44bn; £3.65bn) for the first three months of 2015.

Australia drug pair in new legal bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 18:08
Lawyers for two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia say they will continue to fight for them, after losing an legal challenge.

Blair to attack Cameron over EU

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 18:03
Tony Blair is to enter the election campaign with an attack on David Cameron's pledge to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership.

CBI says UK economy growing faster

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 17:30
Business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), estimated that the UK's economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to March, up from 0.6% in the previous quarter.

Parties row over GP opening hours

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 17:25
Almost 600 fewer GP surgeries in England now open at evenings and weekends than in the last Parliament, says Labour, but its figures are disputed by ministers.

VIDEO: Snowden: Now you see him, now you don't

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 17:01
New York park rangers remove a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, which had been sneaked into a Brooklyn park at night by guerrilla artists.

Samsung sees $5.44bn quarterly profit

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 16:19
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has forecast a quarterly operating profit of about 5.9 trillion won ($5.44bn; £3.65bn) for the first three months of 2015.

Ballerina says kids must work harder

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 16:09
Tamara Rojo, principal dancer at the English National Ballet, questions whether today's pupils are instilled with the discipline needed to succeed.

Politicians urged to boost MND funds

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 16:07
A political campaigner who has motor neurone disease urges politicians to double funding to find a cure for his illness.

Cameron plea and Blair intervention

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 16:04
David Cameron's plea to Tory voters, and Tony Blair's intervention for Labour, lead the papers as the election campaign continues in earnest.

Airport security staff set to strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 16:02
Security staff at Scotland's regional airports are due to take part in a 48-hour strike over pay and conditions.

Brazil’s burger king likes his companies lean

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:54
Brazil is experiencing an economic slowdown - but one of its companies is thriving internationally, says Daniel Gallas.

Voters rank top election priorities

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:54
Voters in Scotland have been asked to rank their top priorities in the forthcoming general election in a poll commissioned by BBC Scotland.

Roads closed after mosque collapses

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:52
Emergency services work to make safe an area around a collapsed mosque in Birmingham.

Campaign picks up after holiday

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:52
The pace of the general election campaign is expected to pick up after the holiday weekend, with campaigning by all the major parties.

Empty cabinet a year after Afghan vote

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:39
One year on from Afghanistan's presidential election and the country is still without a full government, writes David Loyn.