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VIDEO: Welsh on book inspired by fitness

BBC - 46 min 24 sec ago
Author Irvine Welsh has said his latest novel, which is written from a woman's perspective and set in Miami, had its genesis when he saw a fitness trainer berating a woman.

S Korea leader condemns ferry crew

BBC - 1 hour 10 min ago
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".

Sir Bob to pay tribute to Peaches

BBC - 1 hour 12 min ago
Sir Bob Geldof will pay tribute to his daughter Peaches later, as her funeral is held at the same church as where she married in Kent.

Police investigate toddler's death

BBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
Detectives say they are treating the death of a two-year-old girl at a property in the town of Kelty in Fife as 'suspicious'.

'Hillsborough words inspired us'

BBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.

Captain America holds on to top spot

BBC - 1 hour 15 min ago
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims a third week at number one in North America, while Johnny Depp's latest movie falls flat.

PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

BBC - 1 hour 26 min ago
David Cameron risks causing "alienation" in society by saying Britain is a "Christian country", a group of public figures has warned.

Pub attack death suspect charged

BBC - 1 hour 28 min ago
A man is charged with manslaughter following the death of a man in hospital after disorder outside a pub.

Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
An inferno on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.

VIDEO: 'Surprising fun at 4mph'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:57
The Disabled Ramblers Association wants to make it easier for people who use a wheelchair or have other mobility issues so that more people can enjoy routes and trails all over Britain.

Japan warns over China ship seizure

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:52
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.

Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:44

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:42

More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.

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For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:41

When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.

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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:40

In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.

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LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:39

Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

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VIDEO: MOTD3: Are managers winning games?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:30
Mark Chapman is joined by Danny Murphy and Martin Keown for this week's Match of the Day 3, to discuss whether certain managers are winning matches this season.

Huge increase in serious skin cancer

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:30
Wales has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people diagnosed with the most serious form of skin cancer since the 1970s, says a cancer charity.

Man arrested after woman found dead

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:15
A 36-year-old man is arrested in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in west Belfast.

Boy survives flight in wheel well

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:06
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

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