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Over 250,000 watch Tour de Yorkshire

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 23:42
Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race say more than a quarter of a million people turned out on day one of the new event.

Westwood & McIlroy progress at WGC

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 22:58
Lee Westwood beats Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy overcomes Billy Horschel to reach the last 16 at the WGC Match Play.

Kate Middleton, Wife Of Prince William, Is In Labor

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 22:24

The Duchess of Cambridge checked into a London hospital and is in the early stages of labor, according to reports.

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Duchess in early stages of labour

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 22:13
The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour and has been admitted to the Lindo Wing at London's St Mary's hospital, Kensington Palace says.

'Cook's gritty ton dispels doubts'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 21:53
Alastair Cook delivered a reminder of his enduring class, says Jonathan Agnew, but he needs a new opening partner.

Purity at heart of Mayweather-Pacquiao

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 21:08
Purity at heart of Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

City hopes to speed up election count

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 20:18
Newcastle aims to be the second area in England to declare on the same days that polls close, after its near neighbour Sunderland.

'No more' Nepal quake survivors

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 20:07
Nepal's authorities rule out the possibility of finding more survivors of last Saturday's earthquake, as the death toll rises to 6,621.

Tories 'using SNP to distract voters'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 19:04
Ed Miliband urges voters to ignore claims about post-election alliances with the SNP - but the Tories say Labour cannot get a majority without them.

Mental health travel 'unacceptable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 18:00
Mental health patients having to travel 79 miles for a bed is "not acceptable", says the charity Mind.

Baltimore police 'did nothing wrong'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 17:46
A lawyer for six Baltimore police officers says they "did nothing wrong", as they face criminal charges over Freddie Gray who died in police custody.

#NPRreads: Why Black Leadership Didn't Matter In Baltimore

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:56

Also, we recommend pieces exploring a hidden online drug bazaar and the Syrian regime's sinister, new weapon.

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Baltimore Protests: What We Know About The Freddie Gray Arrest

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:23

Based on witness testimony and what police and the Baltimore state's attorney have said, multiple officers allegedly failed over and over to provide medical attention to Gray.

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Rail posters echo industrial heritage

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:15
The artist who inspired great British railway journeys

Crash data scam, police brutality and a battery revolution

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 16:07
Amid election stories, there are claims of a scam around car crash data, concern at reports of police brutality, and reports on a new eco-battery that could save consumers hundreds of pounds.

Final weekend of election campaign

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:54
General election campaign enters final weekend with political parties doing all they can to secure your vote.

More Boko Haram hostages freed

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:53
Another 234 women and children are rescued from Boko Haram Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria, the country's military announces.

12 Motivational Moments With An Ohio Republican. No, Really

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:35

From Croatians and chocolate cake to Taylor Swift and Iran, Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich, considering a run for president, weighed in on the issues of the day. He even peppered in advice from his mother.

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China eyes growing Japanese influence

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:32
The developing relationship between Japan and the US is a cause for concern in Beijing, says Jonathan Marcus.

An evening with Nairobi's 'Messiah'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:28
The teacher who spends his evenings feeding street kids