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Black Representation On Ferguson City Council Increases From 1 To 3

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:38

Two African-Americans won seats on the six-seat panel on Tuesday. The St. Louis suburb has been in the national spotlight since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man.

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Newtownards air crash victim named

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:18
The man who died when his light aircraft crash landed at Newtownards Airfield in County Down on Tuesday has been named locally as Stephen McKnight.

Tomkins to return to Super League

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:01
England full-back Sam Tomkins will leave New Zealand and return to Super League because of homesickness.

VIDEO: The ties that bind Greece and Russia

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:00
The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a critical time for Athens.

Airlines cancel flights over strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:55
Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Easyjet cancel flights on Wednesday as a result of planned industrial action by French air traffic controllers.

Interview film 'flown into N Korea'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:36
A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.

Supply teachers' training worry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:25
Classroom standards could be hit if more attention is not given to keeping supply teachers up to date with the latest training, warns a union.

Woman's double stroke care failings

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:16
The care given to an 86-year-old woman who waited six hours to see a doctor after having a stroke in hospital was inadequate, an ombudsman rules.

Japanese shares near 15-year high

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 20:00
Japan's shares close in on a 15-year high after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase program in an effort to boost the economy.

VIDEO: Pakistan Christians still persecuted

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:53
Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.

Exit checks begin at UK borders

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:45
Passport checks on all travellers leaving the UK are being phased in at ports and borders, as government legislation comes into effect.

Australia approves John Holland sale

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:31
Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).

Taiwan rations water amid drought

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:11
Taiwan begins rationing water supplies to more than one million households as it tackles the island's worst drought in years.

Chicago Mayor Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:41

Rahm Emanuel has won a second term, fending off Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title, 5th In 7 Years

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:29

With the 63-53 victory over Notre Dame, coach Geno Auriemma collects his tenth championship ring since 1995 — a streak of dominance few teams or coaches in any sport can compete with.

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Australia sets up 'ice' taskforce

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:10
Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.

How well do you know your candidates?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:07
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VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's water shortages

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:50
Taiwan's government is introducing drastic water rationing measures to tackle the country's recent low rainfall and poor water conservation record.

MG Rover administrator 'seeks £56m'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:37
Administrators dealing with the collapse of UK car maker MG Rover ten years ago are attempting to recover £56m in overpaid VAT, the BBC learns.

Maps could tackle loneliness problem

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:17
Loneliness should be tackled by creating maps to show where older people are more likely to be at risk, according to a report.