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Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:50

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase of its military operation in Yemen. The group has said it will protect civilians and ensure the flow of humanitarian aid.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:49

Money transfer agencies are the life blood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Wikipedia editing rules explained

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:46
In the wake of the latest Wikipedia row, we recap on the editorial rules governing the popular online encyclopaedia.

Strike over university sackings

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:41
Up to 700 staff at University of Salford are expected to go on strike on Thursday in support of two sacked colleagues.

VIDEO: Flintoff chaos at T20 Blast launch

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:40
Former England cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff causes chaos at the launch of the NatWest T20 Blast competition.

VIDEO: Rain and wind batter Australia

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:34
Heavy rain and strong winds have continued to batter New South Wales in Australia.

Ad-blocker beats publishers in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:33
The maker of a browser plug-in that prevents ads from being seen on websites defeats an attempt to have its tool blocked.

VIDEO: CCTV shows subway wheelchair rescue

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:33
A man in a motorised wheelchair has been rescued by commuters after he slid off a subway platform in Washington DC.

VIDEO: Tesco reports record £6.4bn loss

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:25
Tesco has reported the worst results in its history with a record statutory pre-tax loss of £6.4bn for the year to the end of February.

Bevan would be 'turning in grave'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:25
NHS founder Aneurin Bevan would be "turning in his grave" if he saw the way Welsh ministers run the service, the UK government's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Niger schools shut over meningitis

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:24
All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, are to stay shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year.

VIDEO: New home for growing Royal Family

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:20
With a new baby on the way, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also moving house, as Daniela Relph reports.

Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:19

Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a tractor.

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VIDEO: Farage urges action on Med migrants

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:13
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the UK bears a "very heavy responsibility" with regard to the current migrant crisis emerging from Libya.

Baby rape plot gang members guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 04:08
Members of a paedophile network which preyed on very young children, including a baby, are found guilty of plotting the abuse at Bristol Crown Court.

Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:56

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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Flash crash trader appears in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:54
A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" appears in court and opposes his extradition to the US.

Angolan police deny sect massacre

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:52
At least 20 people have died after Angolan police raided the camp of a religious sect, police confirm - they deny reports of 200 deaths.

Hatton Garden heist damage revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:49
Images of the hole drilled by thieves into the vault at a Hatton Garden safe deposit company in central London are released by the Met Police.

India farmer suicide at Delhi rally

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 03:41
An Indian farmer dies after he hangs himself from a tree at a farmers' rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.