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Baby death mother 'not truthful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:01
A mother is accused of being not "entirely truthful" when giving evidence at her father's trial for the murder of his granddaughter.

April Fool's Day: The best election spoofs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
With 1 April coming just two days after campaigning officially got under way, we round up the inevitable election-related jokes.

S Korea charges US envoy attacker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.

Why is Cecil Rhodes such a controversial figure?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:44
Why is Cecil Rhodes such a controversial figure?

Iran Nuclear Talks: Varied Signs Of Agreement On An Agreement

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:43

Diplomats from the seven countries involved are sending mixed signals, one day after the deadline lapsed for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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Tech sites lead on April Fools gags

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:39
The Force - the mysterious energy field used by the Jedi in Star Wars - has been discovered by researchers at the Cern laboratory in an April Fools prank.

Weep for falling productivity

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:34
Productivity, or output per hour worked, fell again in the last three months of the year. That is sobering after Tuesday's better news on economic growth and living standards

UKIP: Children 'brainwashed' on EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:22
School children are "brainwashed" with pro-EU propaganda and should not be allowed to vote in any future in/out referendum, says UKIP.

Teaching assistant 'sent bomb threat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:21
A teaching assistant is charged with using a pupil's email account to send a bomb threat to the school where she worked.

Bolivian defence minister sacked

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:18
Bolivia's Defence Minister Jorge Ledezma is sacked after he travelled to neighbouring Chile wearing a vest with a controversial motto.

GB's Cook confirms Moldova move

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:15
British world number one taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook confirms he plans to represent Moldova at the Rio Olympics.

London Mafia boss sentence dropped

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:11
A Mafia boss set to be extradited to serve a jail term in Italy after he lived for more than 20 years in London has his sentence dropped by Italian authorities.

Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:00
The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.

PODCAST: Reverse brain drain in Dayton Ohio

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:00

The voting is done. Concessions have been made. And a 2-month transition of power in Nigeria is underway. More on that. Plus, all it what you will. Brain drain. Population Death spiral. One of the harsh realities facing many of america's former industrial cities is the loss of residents. But one place in Ohio may be on its way to bucking that trend. 

CEOS Of Germanwings, Lufthansa Visit Crash Site

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:00

Speaking to reporters, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr did not respond to questions about the co-pilot's medical history.

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American Broner hints at Khan fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:58
Adrien Broner tweets a video of himself talking to Amir Khan on the phone, hinting at a possible showdown.

Delays as planes 'clip each other'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:39
Two Ryanair planes scrape each other on the ground at Dublin airport, the airline confirms.

Palestinians join war crimes court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:23
The Palestinians have formally joined the International Criminal Court (ICC), a key step towards being able to pursue Israelis for alleged war crimes.

VIDEO: Tories poke fun at Labour with mugs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:13
The Conservative party launches its own range of Labour mugs on April Fool's Day.

Scotland to discover Georgia fate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 02:12
Scotland will discover on 21 May if their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia will be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble in Tbilisi.

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