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Governments clash over pension costs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:50
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.

Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:49

While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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Wales ready to submit Euro 2020 bid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:44
August's Uefa Super Cup can act as a platform for Cardiff's bid to be a Euro 2020 host city, says FAW chief Jonathan Ford.

Woman held over children's deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:29
Police continue to question a 42-year-old woman suspected of murdering three of her children in south-west London.

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:08
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.

Ex-Blue Angels Leader Investigated For Inappropriate Work Climate

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:08

The Navy released some details of a complaint filed with its inspector general against Capt. Gregory McWherter, who was relieved of duty as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.

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Plans for new Belfast student block

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:03
Plans are submitted to build a nine-storey, 200 bedroom student accommodation block next to the University of Ulster's new Belfast campus.

'Lessons learned' over European aid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:01
European aid is now being well managed after learning lessons from earlier project failures, auditors say.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:00
US film star Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

South Korea Ferry Toll Hits 159 As Relatives Wait

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:50

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll neared 160 and more than 140 are still missing.

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Education warnings 'six years ago'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:42
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, were first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

Nepal Officials Go To Everest To Try To End Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:42

Nepalese tourism officials traveled to the base camp at Mount Everest Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

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Europe braces for first vote since crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:35
Eurosceptic voter backlash – how big could it be?

Apple Increases Stock Buyback, To Split Stock

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:34

Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.

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China releases Japanese cargo ship

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:33
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:02
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.

Worries over young wanting surgery

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:00
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:03

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.

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In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:14
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections

Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:02
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
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