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Fans shop for Ed Sheeran's cast-offs

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 10:33
Clothing donated to a charity shop in Suffolk by pop star Ed Sheeran sells for more than £1,000 within half an hour.

Olympic park opens to the public

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 10:26
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London opens to the public for the first time since the 2012 London Games.

Thai 'red shirts' warn of civil war

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 10:03
Leaders of Thailand's pro-government "red shirt" movement warn that any bid to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could trigger a civil war.

VIDEO: Olympic Park opened to the public

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:56
Thousands of visitors have spent the day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London which has opened to the public for the first time since the 2012 Games.

NCAA Men's Final Four: Showdown In Texas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:46

There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.

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VIDEO: Cuba and USA meet in boxing ring

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:44
Historic rivals Cuba and the USA have gone head-to-head in the boxing ring for the first time on Cuban soil in more than two decades.

Pineau De Re wins Grand National

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:40
Pineau De Re (25-1), ridden by Leighton Aspell and trained by Dr Richard Newland, wins the Grand National at Aintree.

AUDIO: Stay-at-home dads on the rise

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:34
There has been a big increase in the number of stay-at-home fathers, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics - 230,000 approximately, and rising.

British men 'freed from Indian jail'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:18
Five British men from an anti-piracy vessel who were being held on arms charges are reported to have been freed on bail from an Indian jail.

PM urges businesses on tax break

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:18
David Cameron urges businesses and charities to check whether they are eligible for a break in their National Insurance payments.

Clegg commits to new Wales powers

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:12
Nick Clegg commits the Liberal Democrats to including the devolution of new powers to Wales, including policing and youth justice, in their general election manifesto.

Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:10

About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.

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Partick Thistle 2-4 Heart of Midlothian

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:53
Hearts' relegation from the Scottish Premiership is confirmed, despite victory against Partick Thistle.

GB one win away from Davis Cup semi

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:33
Andy Murray and Colin Fleming's doubles win gives Great Britain a 2-1 lead over Italy in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.

Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:29

Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its top Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:24

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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Labour: PM faces Miller questions

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:12
David Cameron faces "serious questions" over a call made to a newspaper investigating Culture Secretary Maria Miller's expenses, Labour says.

Chad rejects CAR shooting claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:09
Chad rejects UN accusations that its troops killed 30 people and injured hundreds more in an unprovoked attack in a market in Bangui.

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Bahrain pole

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:07
Nico Rosberg wins a battle with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

'Tartan 10k' kicks off Scottish week

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 07:53
A week of Scottish-themed events in New York are started by the first minister with a "tartan" 10km race.
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