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Businesses celebrate Queen's Awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:07
Jaguar Land Rover is among a list of more than 100 winners of Queen's Awards for their success in international trade.

Invented tradition and the religion of the ancients

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:06
A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:05
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

VIDEO: Boston runners recall marathon attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:00
Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again.

Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 14:18
Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.

Carter sees off debutant Xiao

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 14:09
Ali Carter beats Xiao Guodong to reach the second round of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:33
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.

Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:07

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

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Finland air crash kills skydivers

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:04
Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland.

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:00

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

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In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:00

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.

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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:00

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

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Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 12:59

The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.

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It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 12:20

The Cannabis Cup festival's date is no coincidence – it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Denver is hosting it for the first time since state pot laws were relaxed.

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Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 12:16

Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

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Man Utd are rebuilding, says Moyes

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 12:03
Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is "on track to make changes" after their defeat at Everton.

In pictures: Easter celebrations

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 11:49
Christians mark Easter Sunday

Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 11:46
The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.

Kuwait newspapers ordered to close

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 11:43
A Kuwaiti judge orders the temporary closure of two independent newspapers for breaking a news blackout about an alleged plot to topple the emir.

VIDEO: Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 11:36
Russia has expressed outrage after at least three people were killed at a pro-Russian checkpoint in eastern Ukraine.
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