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Iceland boss backs Tory policies

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 00:54
The boss of Flintshire-based food company Iceland is one of 100 business leaders backing the Conservatives' economic policies in an open letter.

Russian dissident gets asylum in UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 00:44
A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.

More arrests in India nun rape case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 00:23
Police in India arrest four men in connection with the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal state which sparked outrage.

'Cuts damage special needs support'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 00:16
Special needs provision in England has been "drastically damaged" by funding cuts, the leader of a teachers union has argued.

Thousands in Vietnam factory strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 23:56
Thousands of workers at a Vietnam shoe factory continue to strike, in a rare anti-government protest over a social insurance law.

Engineer-Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 23:55

Omar Shekhey left engineering to found a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.

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Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 23:53

The product is called Snus — a tiny bag of tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. Its Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars, dip and chewing tobacco.

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Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 23:32

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.

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Tributes to officer after bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 23:16
Tributes are paid to an off duty police officer who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre.

VIDEO: Labour 'will only tax highest earners'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:41
Ed Miliband criticises zero hours contracts for the "insecurity" they create for workers.

Gary Dahl, Creator Of The Pet Rock, Dies At 78

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:35

In 1975, Gary Dahl was an advertising executive when he came up with the Pet Rock idea. The stones came in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding."

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UK's first legal high ban starts

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:23
The UK's first city-wide ban on taking legal highs in public places comes into force.

Coroner: Death Of Getty Oil Heir Most Likely Natural Causes, Accident

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:22

Andrew Getty's death appeared to be from natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's assistant said Tuesday, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene.

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Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 22:19
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.

Have England improved since the World Cup?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:57
Their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been flawless but Roy Hodgson's developing England have still to be tested against top-class opposition.

Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:46
Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious in her home.

VIDEO: Japan's confidence hit by tax hike

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:43
Business confidence in Japan flounders as last year's sales tax hike continues to hit sentiment.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:39
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.

Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:34
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Fold told to revise development plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 21:26
A housing association is told it must revise its proposal to redevelop the former Visteon factory site in west Belfast.