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Royals attend NZ state reception

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:40
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a state reception in Wellington as their royal tour of New Zealand continues.

VIDEO: Chiwetel Ejiofor's next move

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:37
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about his latest movie, Half Of A Yellow Sun, his first film since starring in the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave.

Marine challenges murder conviction

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:35
A Royal Marine jailed for life for killing an injured Taliban insurgent in Helmand in 2011 is appealing against his conviction and sentence.

Martinez backs Hillsborough tribute

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:35
The plan to commemorate the Hillsborough disaster by starting games seven minutes late is praised by Everton's Roberto Martinez.

VIDEO: Royal pilot William tries WW1 bi-plane

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:17
Prince William tried out the cockpit of a World War One bi-plane whilst visiting an aviation museum as part of his trip to New Zealand.

VIDEO: Robbie Coltrane: From art to acting

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:16
Robbie Coltrane has played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films and won three Baftas for Cracker, but most people do not know that in the 60s his dreams were about art, not acting.

Can Russia be isolated? Not if China has anything to do with it.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:16

With Ukraine refusing to pay its gas bills to Russia's Gazprom and Europe looking for alternative energy sources, Russia -- it seems -- is on the outs. But now Putin is turning his attention eastward, towards China, and may be finding a friend. 

Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss Russia's balancing act and why the country might try to disrupt Ukraine's upcoming elections.

Click on the audio player above to hear the full interview. 

Huge investor demand for Greek bond

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 02:10
The sale of long term debt by the Greek government for the first time in five years was eight times over subscribed, the government has said.

Forces 'unprepared' for cybercrime

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:59
Just three police forces out of 43 in England and Wales have a comprehensive plan in place to deal with a large-scale cyber-attack, a report finds.

Shining Path arrests across Peru

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:53
Twenty-four people suspected of links to Peruvian militant group Shining Path are arrested, among them lawyers for its jailed founder.

Woman held over Disappeared murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:52
A 57-year-old woman is arrested in west Belfast over the 1972 abduction and murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Council data law breaches double

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:49
Councils in Wales broke data protection laws twice as often last year as they did in 2012, BBC Wales learns.

Scotland climb to 22nd in rankings

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:47
Scotland rise 15 places to 22nd in the latest Fifa rankings following last month's victory in Poland.

VIDEO: Roxy: The dog who was left to die

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:45
A trainee solicitor from Bristol is jailed for one of the worst acts of dog cruelty the RSPCA has ever investigated

UN denies 'indifference' in S Sudan

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:42
The UN rejects criticism that it is showing "shocking indifference" towards some 21,000 people sheltering at one of its compounds in South Sudan.

'Selfie' body image warning issued

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:19
Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.

Geldof's body released to family

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:17
The body of Peaches Geldof is released to her family to allow for funeral arrangements to be made.

2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:16

In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.

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Mourinho fined and warned over conduct

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:14
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is fined and warned about his future conduct after being sent off against Aston Villa.

Paxman to talk beards in Edinburgh

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 01:13
Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman will perform one-man show PAXO at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, giving the audience the change to grill him for a change.
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