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Turkey league suspended after attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 06:33
Turkey's SuperLig is suspended for one week following the attack on the Fenerbahce team bus on Saturday.

Evans faces Doherty in Worlds bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 06:27
Reanne Evans will meet former world champion Ken Doherty in the first round of World Championship qualifying.

Boston Marathon Bombing: Lawyers Make Closing Arguments

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 06:20

Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to be found guilty. But his lawyers have argued he should be spared the death penalty because his older brother masterminded the deadly 2013 attack.

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French Special Forces Free Dutch Hostage Held In Mali Since 2011

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 05:54

Sjaak Rijke had been seized in Timbuktu along with two other men in November 2011. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders calls it an "end to a terrible period of uncertainty and grief."

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Watford 2-0 Middlesbrough

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 05:42
Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo score as Watford move above Middlesbrough to the top of the Championship table.

Report: Jeb Bush Self-Identified As Hispanic On Voter Application In '09

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 05:41

A spokeswoman for the former Florida governor and presumptive GOP presidential candidate could not explain the characterization to the newspaper.

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Teachers back strike vote on funding

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 05:37
The NUT conference votes for a strike ballot over threats to school funding which they warn will mean the loss of teaching posts

Dutch hostage freed in Mali

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 05:16
Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, has been freed by French special forces.

Tory bosses remark 'was accurate'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 05:06
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander repeats his claim he heard an unnamed senior Tory tell a Lib Dem colleague: "You take care of the workers and we'll take care of the bosses."

Biker dies and three hurt in crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:58
A motorcyclist dies and three other people are hurt after a collision in north Wales.

NCAA Men's Final: Wisconsin And Duke Play For It All Monday Night

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:33

For Wisconsin, a win would bring its first title since 1941. Perennial power Duke last won it all in 2010. The game will tip off at 9:18 p.m. ET.

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Force young to vote, think tank says

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:24
Young people should be made to vote in the first election after they turn 18, a think tank proposes.

Volcano sirens 'confuse' Chileans

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:23
Residents of a Chilean town near an active volcano say they were confused when the town's sirens rang on Sunday "as a preventative measure".

Turkey blocks Twitter and YouTube

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:16
A Turkish court orders net firms to block access to Twitter and YouTube for sharing photos of a hostage taken during an armed siege.

VIDEO: Mother's sorrow at Facebook lockout

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:12
We know who owns the photos, messages etc that we used to store in photo albums and paper diaries, but what happens to content posted online when someone passed away?

How do we protect our digital legacy after death?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:12
The rules on what happens to our digital portfolio after we die are very unclear, says Clive Coleman.

VIDEO: Prince Harry: 'Selfies are bad'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:03
Prince Harry tells a teenager that "selfies are bad" during his military visit to Australia.

Work to be done at Mercedes - Lowe

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 04:02
Mercedes's technical chief Paddy Lowe says the onus is on the team to produce a car which performs in all conditions.

'Lucky' escape in house gas blast

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 03:57
The owners of a house on the Lincolnshire coast that was badly damaged in a gas explosion had a "lucky" escape, fire crews say.

Man critical after fight with man

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 03:40
A man in his 50s is in a critical condition in hospital following a fight with another man in Belfast city centre.