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Labour's big offer to business - Europe

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:42
On the first day of the election campaign, Ed Miliband is attempting to cover what many see as a weak flank.

With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:42

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:41

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

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Sure Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:40

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.

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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:39

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Knife attack kills Bangladesh blogger

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:31
A blogger has been hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, weeks after a prominent atheist writer was killed in a similar attack.

Man charged with abducting girl, six

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:24
A man is charged over the abduction of a six-year-old girl who was taken in a car in Burnley.

Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:21
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.

VIDEO: Twitter founder wants social empathy

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 23:16
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone talks about his new app, Super.

VIDEO: Australia introduces cockpit rules

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:55
Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week.

Aberdeen University to cut 150 jobs

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:44
Aberdeen University is to cut about 150 jobs as part of efforts to save tens of millions of pounds in the coming months.

VIDEO: Concerns of the 'grey vote'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:39
One of the groups being targeted by the political parties is the vote of the elderly.

VIDEO: French polls suggest Conservative win

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:33
Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party look set for victory in France's local elections, exit polls suggest.

Woods drops out of world's top 100

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:25
Former world number one Tiger Woods drops out of the top 100 in the rankings for the first time since 1996.

Katie Hopkins reported to police

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:15
Reality TV star Katie Hopkins is accused of inciting racial hatred in Rochdale by Labour MP Simon Danczuk.

VIDEO: How porpoises use sound to hunt

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 22:07
Researchers in Denmark have discovered that porpoises can adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt.

VIDEO: Obama's Air Force One stumble

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:54
President Obama had a near miss as he slightly stumbled while stepping out of Air Force One.

Tony Award-Winning Director Gene Saks Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:43

Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.

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Mercedes pair's Ferrari wake-up call

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:30
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say Ferrari are genuine rivals after Sebastian Vettel's impressive victory in Malaysia.

PSNI letters sent to every NI home

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:28
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton writes to every home in Northern Ireland about what forthcoming policing changes will mean for the public.