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Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:03
Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.

Tesco - jam tomorrow?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:39
Kamal Ahmed on another set of poor results from Tesco

Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:30

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.

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Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:29
Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.

The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:27
What are the mysterious radio 'numbers stations'?

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:14
A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:14

The two teens disappeared in 1971. Last year, their bodies were found in the Studebaker they were last seen in. Now, authorities say it appears they mistakenly drove into a creek.

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VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:13
The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:08
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.

Hart not one of world's best - Shilton

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:08
Joe Hart cannot yet be considered one of the world's elite goalkeepers, says former England number one Peter Shilton.

VIDEO: End of cost of living squeeze?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:05
Wage increases have finally risen above the rate of inflation, after four years of falling living standards.

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:01

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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Scots reveal largest aquatics team

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:00
Team Scotland have named their largest aquatics team in Commonwealth Games history for Glasgow 2014.

Sir Alex wine auction may make £3m

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 04:35
A sale of part of Sir Alex Ferguson's wine collection may make £3m, an auction house estimates.

Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 04:29
The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf.

In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 03:55

As the government tries to assert control in the eastern part of the nation, there's word that some Ukrainian troops may now be on the side of locals who wish to join Russia.

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Day in pictures: 16 April 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 03:54
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April

Man shot in both legs in Coatbridge

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 03:50
A man is taken to hospital after being shot in both legs in a 'targeted' attack in North Lanarkshire on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: Pegg and a Python team up on film

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 03:44
Monty Python star Terry Jones has resurrected a script he discarded over 20 years ago and is now turning it into a film with an all star cast.

Government buys £12.3m business park

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 03:36
The Welsh government has bought a major business park near Bridgend in its bid to "attract new business and new jobs".
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