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VIDEO: Climbers leave 'unsafe' Everest

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 22:05
Climbers have started leaving Mount Everest's base camp over concerns that the route up is unsafe.

VIDEO: Last Titanic letter up for auction

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 22:02
The only letter known to have been written onboard the Titanic on the day it sank could fetch £100,000 when it comes up at auction later.

G-7 Nations Agree To More Sanctions On Russia

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-25 21:33

The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven agreed Friday to "move swiftly" to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine.

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Bank bonuses blocked and George's Oz triumph

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 21:31
The government's clampdown on planned 200% bonuses for some staff at RBS and the boost for Antipodean monarchism offered by Prince George, are examined in the headlines

Afghan first-round vote count due

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 21:02
Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election are due to be announced, three weeks after the vote was held.

Russian jets 'entered Ukraine space'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 19:19
The Pentagon says Russian military planes have entered Ukrainian airspace in the past 24 hours, as G7 powers vow to impose new sanctions on Moscow.

Hillsborough web probe 'challenging'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 18:04
Finding who used a government network to make offensive edits to the Hillsborough disaster Wikipedia page "may prove challenging", ministers say.

VIDEO: Oasis better than Blur, says Albarn

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 18:02
Newsnight's Steve Smith talks to Blur's Damon Albarn, 20 years after the release of the band's four-times platinum selling album Parklife.

Blasphemy accused speaks of ordeal

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 17:36
A British pensioner jailed for "posing as a Muslim" in Pakistan has been speaking for the first time since he returned to the UK

Brazil military torturer found dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 17:31
Brazilian ex-army colonel Paulo Malhaes, who recently admitted to killing prisoners during military rule, is murdered by unknown men in his home.

Detroit Retiree Panel Reaches Deal With The City On Pension

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-25 16:56

Individual retirees still have to approve the plan, but the deal marks an important step in the resolution of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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Dutch lap up Wilders' hardline message

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 16:21
Geert Wilders' hardline message falls on fertile ground

The 3,000-mile drunken escapade

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 16:20
The singular tale of a lapsed teetotaller who started drinking in London and sobered up to find himself in Ohio.

The English cricket team that toured Nazi Germany

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 16:14
The English cricket team that toured Nazi Germany

Who was Father Frans?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 16:11
The remarkable Dutch priest who refused to leave a city under siege

Anger as Portugal marks anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 15:54
Protests over EU-backed austerity in Portugal overshadow 40th anniversary celebrations of the revolution that ended the country's dictatorship.

Stag gore victim's food tube removed

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 15:41
A woman whose throat was gored by a stag is eating again, four months after suffering "life-threatening" injuries.

Girl asks Queen to stop her eviction

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 15:36
People living in properties owned by the Crown, including a 12-year-old girl, are campaigning against being evicted from their homes.

Do bacteria hold key to weight loss?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 15:29
Do bacteria hold the key to weight loss?

Thatcher warned of WW2 codebreaker

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 15:25
Margaret Thatcher was warned a former codebreaker had become a security threat with his memoirs' publication, newly released documents show.
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