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US hiring slows, adding 126,000 jobs

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 05:43
Employers in the United States added just 126,000 jobs in March after severe winter weather, lagging factory production and lacklustre construction started to take their toll on the job market.

Why is al-Shabab targeting Kenya?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 05:42
As Kenya mourns the 147 people killed by Somali militants at a university, the BBC's Mary Harper considers why the country has become a terror target.

Netanyahu: In Any Final Deal, Iran Must Recognize Israel's Right To Exist

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-03 05:28

The Israeli prime minister, who has long called Iran an existential threat, reiterated his opposition to the framework agreement Iran reached with six world powers over its nuclear program.

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VIDEO: Election debate: Voters' verdicts

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 05:22
The Conservatives and Labour have both claimed victory in the aftermath of Thursday's TV election debate between the leaders of seven political parties.

Iran hardliners attack nuclear deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 05:17
Hardliners in Iran criticise the preliminary agreement with world powers on their country's nuclear programme, while many other Iranians celebrate.

OnLive gaming service to switch off

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 05:03
Video game streaming pioneer OnLive is to close after five years following the sale of several of its patents to Sony.

McIlory will win four Masters - Els

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:44
Four-time major winner Ernie Els believes Rory McIlroy will complete the career grand slam and win at least four Masters titles.

Mexican city alarmed by dog killings

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:40
More than 60 dogs - many of them pets - are poisoned to death in the Mexican city of Hermosillo, prompting calls for an inquiry.

Economy Adds A Disappointing 126,000 Jobs In March.

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:35

The monthly numbers from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics was well short of the 245,000 jobs economists had expected.

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Yemen battle prompts Chinese rescue

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:35
In a rare move the Chinese navy evacuates 225 foreigners from war-torn Yemen's southern port of Aden.

Sailor, Missing For 66 Days, Rescued Off Hatteras By Passing Ship

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:27

Louis Jordan, who sailed out of a small marina in South Carolina in late January, had not been heard from until Thursday. That's when he was spotted on the upturned hull of his sailboat.

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'100-year-old teenager' dies aged 17

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:16
A girl with a rare genetic condition which made her body age eight times faster than normal has dies at the age of 17.

Kenya Copes With Deadliest Attack Since 1998 Bombing

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:14

Students are debating whether to return to Garissa University College. A teachers' union says the school should shut down.

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Home searched after Turkey arrests

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 04:05
Police are searching the family home of one of nine Britons who allegedly tried to cross illegally from Turkey into Syria.

VIDEO: Sneaky free-kick baffles Gunners

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 03:56
Notts County Ladies score a well worked free-kick in their 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal Ladies.

Theatrical White free-kick a one-off

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 03:43
England striker Ellen White admits her inventive free-kick for Notts County Ladies against Arsenal can only be a one-off.

Chief constable 'to leave next year'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 03:38
Scotland's chief constable has indicated he is likely to leave the post when his contract ends next year.

Officers probed over attack response

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 03:28
Two Metropolitan Police officers are interviewed under caution over suggestions they failed to properly respond to an incident in which a man was killed.

North Korea 'test-fires missiles'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 03:19
North Korea test-fires four short-range missiles off its western coast, South Korean state media report, citing military officials.

YouTube hack 'threatened' Bieber clips

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 03:12
A Russian coder reveals how he discovered a way to delete any clip uploaded to YouTube within 30 seconds.