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Sailors cleared in boat crash trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:06
Two sailors whose boats collided while they were carrying schoolgirls at night, leaving one brain damaged, are cleared of speeding and failing to keep a proper look-out.

Farage anger at allowances complaint

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:04
UKIP leader Nigel Farage rejects claims he might have abused EU expenses, describing a newspaper report as "utterly outrageous'.

Iraq shuts notorious Abu Ghraib jail

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:58
Iraq's government closes the notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of what it says are security concerns.

Coulson quizzed over the 'dark arts'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:52
Andy Coulson tells the hacking trial he should have paid more attention to the use of the "dark arts" at the News of the World when he was editor there.

UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:39
The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".

Man guilty of football coach murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:34
A 19-year-old man is found guilty of murdering football coach Antoin Akpom on a Leicester street.

'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:25
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.

Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:19
Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.

Bells mark Hillsborough anniversary

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:50
Church and civic bells ring 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as memorial services take place in Liverpool and Sheffield.

Details On Abortion Coverage Still Elusive In Some Health Plans

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:47

Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know whether their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.

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Think You Can Mail Your Taxes At Midnight? Think Again, Gramps

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:43

Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.

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Polish MP finds job as UK handyman

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:31
Polish MP's verdict on life as a migrant in Britain

Boy dies after 'rope swing' accident

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:30
A 10-year-old boy found dead in his garden in Glasgow is believed to have become entangled in a swing.

WATCH: Israel's New Low-Cost Airline Has Catchy Safety Video

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:24

The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's 'Whip It' and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.' "

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Early air points to cold, dry Mars

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:23
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.

Retrial possible in World's End case

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:20
A man cleared of the 1977 World's End murders could stand trial again, following a ruling by judges.

TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:20

People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Giant South American Bird On The Run In The U.K.

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:06

The bird, which newspapers say stands 6 feet, can run 40 mph and is "capable of disemboweling a human," escaped last month from a farm in Hertfordshire after apparently being spooked by a local hunt.

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Pistorius trial sees Valentine card

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:05
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sees a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was going to give the athlete before he shot her dead.

VIDEO: Valentine's card at Pistorius trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:00
Oscar Pistorius reads out the message in his Valentine's card from his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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