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VIDEO: Hatton: Why Mayweather will win

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:11
Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton speaks to BBC Sport ahead of this weekend's super-fight in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Will Slower U.S. Economy Make Fed Wait To Raise Rates?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:08

The economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent pace in the first quarter. Analysts say that could affect the central bank's timetable for boosting rates.

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BP Portrait Award 2015 shortlist

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 07:00
The BP Portrait Award reveals its 2015 shortlist, with artists from the UK, Israel and Spain in the running.

Watch: The Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments In 4 Minutes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:50

Want to catch up on the same-sex-marriage arguments before the Supreme Court? NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUS Blog are here to help.

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Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:47

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.

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Election 2015 in pictures: 29 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:46
Images from the campaign trail: 29 April

Mandela widow calls for African unity

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:44
Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, appeals for African unity at a memorial service for a Mozambican victim of South African xenophobic violence.

VIDEO: Woman denies starting petrol pump fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:35
A woman has denied deliberately setting fire to a petrol pump on a Jerusalem forecourt, after being refused a cigarette by a motorist, according to local police.

VIDEO: Footage of 'out of control' spacecraft

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:33
Footage showing an unmanned Russian spacecraft spinning above the earth has been released by Nasa.

Death row Briton 'could be next'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:32
A British drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia calls the executions of two fellow prisoners "senseless and brutal" as her lawyer says she could be next.

Russia Tries To Regain Control Of Space Capsule

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:25

The cargo ship was launched Tuesday and scheduled to dock at the International Space Station to deliver 2.5 tons of supplies. Ground control lost contact after the ship reached its first orbit.

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US court hears execution drug case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:17
The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether states can use midazolam as a lethal injection drug.

What Do Millennials Want?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:13

A new poll finds a majority of young Americans don't feel politically engaged and nearly half lack confidence in the justice system.

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UKIP backs criminal record candidate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:07
UKIP says it "backs entirely" one of its general election candidates, despite him having a criminal record.

Prison attack inmate 'mentally ill'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:06
An inmate who stabbed his cellmate to death with a pen at Cardiff prison was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a court hears.

'Women to lead' coalition talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:00
Two leading Lib Dem women will run negotiations for their party in any post-election coalition - after a senior member said her leader's "love-in" with David Cameron in 2010 was "wrong".

UFC fighter Jones in hit-and-run

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:49
UFC fighter Jon Jones suspended and stripped of his light heavyweight belt after hit-and-run incident with a pregnant woman.

Teenage boy, 14, 'saves baby's life'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:42
A teenager from Cornwall "saves the life" of a baby girl after her pram rolled on to a busy road.

Miliband to Brand: Change is hard

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:40
Ed Miliband tells Russell Brand there should be "no euphoria" if Labour wins the election, in a 15-minute interview published on the web.

Why The Urologist Is Usually A Man, But Maybe Not For Long

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:38

Just 8 percent of doctors practicing urology are female. But urologists treat kidneys and urinary tracts, not just prostates and penises. That male-focused image may be scaring patients away.

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