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IS steps up assault on Iraq's Ramadi

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:38
Islamic State militants step up their assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching suicide bomb attacks on a government compound.

Officer with gun breached policy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:31
A police officer in Inverness is photographed carrying a firearm despite assurances that sidearms would only be deployed under special circumstances.

Sewol ferry: How it could be raised

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:27
South Korea plans to raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry from the sea bed. Can it be done? And how difficult would the salvage operation be?

Goldman Sachs sees profits jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:23
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a sharp rise in profits thanks in part to an improvement in trading activity at its investment banking arm.

Submarine incident 'may be Russians'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:18
A Russian submarine may have been responsible for almost capsizing a UK fishing trawler in the Irish Sea, a UK fishing organisation says.

Indian companies shun Internet.org

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:15
A group of Indian technology and internet firms pull out of Facebook's Internet.org initiative, fearing it threatens "net neutrality".

Pro-Russian journalist killed in Kiev

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03
Leading pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna, shot dead in Ukrainian capital Kiev, officials say.

Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03

Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.

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Warning over aerosol climate fix

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:58
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

£2.5m party donations in first week

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:57
Almost £2.5m of donations to political parties were registered in the first week of the official election campaign, new figures show.

Pakistan top court halts executions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.

New luggage bins fit 50% more bags

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Boeing has shown off its 'space bins' that can hold 50% more luggage than existing designs.

Morrisons to axe 720 head office jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Supermarket giant Morrisons is to axe 720 jobs at its head office in Bradford.

South Korea President Promises To Raise Sewol Ferry, One Year After Tragedy

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43

Speaking on the first anniversary of a catastrophe that killed 304 people, President Park Geun-hye has pledged to salvage the Sewol ferry.

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NI construction industry 'improving'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:41
The Northern Ireland construction industry had its best performance in almost two years in the last quarter of 2014, according to official figures.

Caption Challenge: Robot road

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

How serious for us is the Greek tragedy?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:14
If Greece defaults on its debts, as seems likely, what does that mean for it, for the rest of the eurozone and for our general election?

Preacher death terror arrests made

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:08
A 53-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of terror acts in connection with the death of a Syrian-born preacher living in London.

Staff reject vote to safeguard jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:05
Anglesey poultry plant staff vote to reject changes to their working conditions in a move which would have saved 50 colleagues' jobs.

Toyota's expansion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:00

Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015: There's word today that Japan has overtaken China as the number one foreign holder of US treasuries. I'm speaking of Japanese pension funds, the Japanese government and other Japanese investors. We consult Adolfo Laurenti, chief international economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago on the shift to US debt. Plus, the world's largest car maker by volume, Toyota, is saying it plans to invest $1.4 billion to build two new factories in Mexico and China. The announcement marks an end to three-year freeze on expansions that Toyota imposed on itself. More on that. Electronic payments-through companies like PayPal-are supposed to make it easier and safer to buy things online. But we found that it doesn't always translate when you're trying to make a purchase across borders.

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