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Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:38
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:21

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to set aside as discriminatory the state's voter-approved ban on race-conscious college admissions.

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VIDEO: Farage pressed over German wife's job

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:03
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is asked by the BBC's Nick Robinson whether his German wife is taking a British person's job by working as his secretary.

South Korea ferry body count 113

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:47
The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week reaches 113, as divers recover more bodies from the sunken hull.

Yemen identifying dead 'militants'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:44
Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders.

McDonald's profit hurt by US sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:40
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.

Top Zambian commentator Liwewe dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:37
Zambian football mourns the passing of legendary commentator Dennis Liwewe who died on Tuesday aged 78.

Pistorius 'had no acting coaching'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:35
Oscar Pistorius' family denies claims the athlete took acting lessons ahead of his testimony in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Man charged with murder of toddler

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:33
A 26-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of two-year-old Madison Horn in Kelty, Fife.

Funeral for independent unionist

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:25
Independent unionist David McClarty is described as a "talented raconteur" during his funeral service in County Londonderry.

UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:25

Last week, at least 13 of the Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche. Sherpas have been discussing a boycott of the climbing season if they aren't given more insurance and other aid.

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Russia's Navalny fined for libel

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:10
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fined for libelling a councillor - and could face jail soon.

Sherpas make a stand after fatal avalanche

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:07
Everest guides demand better pay as avalanche reveals bitter divide

Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:03
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.

Competitive sport 'puts off pupils'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:00
The majority of children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: Duke and Duchess visit Ayers Rock

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:55
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited one of Australia's most well-known sites as their tour of the country continues.

'World's fastest' lift to be built

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:50
Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.

Moyes: Powerless as his dream turns sour

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:49
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes failed to meet the challenge of managing at Old Trafford, says Tom Fordyce

Day in pictures: 22 April 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:28
News photos from past 24 hours: 22 April

Man admits 'frenzied' knife murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:23
A man is facing a life sentence for murdering his friend's father in a frenzied knife attack at the victim's Clydebank flat.
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