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Severe delays after M4 vehicle fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 02:24
A vehicle fire is causing severe disruption on the westbound carriageway of the M4 in Monmouthshire.

Service to honour UK Afghan war effort

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 02:19
The Queen and many veterans will attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral later to commemorate the end of British involvement in the war in Afghanistan.

Clarkson informed BBC of 'fracas'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 02:06
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson initiated the BBC investigation which prompted his suspension, after he informed BBC bosses of the alleged 'fracas'.

Banned film shown in rapists' slum

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 02:04
An Indian activist is under investigation after he showed a banned BBC film on the 2012 Delhi gang rape in the slum where three of the rapists lived.

Nose cap fault caused USAF crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 02:04
A US fighter jet crashed due to a combination of a faulty nose cap assembly and the plane's angle of attack, a report says.

VIDEO: Cyclone Pam: 'My hotel is shaking'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:53
Unicef's Alice Clements describes the effect of Cyclone Pam on the city of Port Vila on Vanuatu.

Oxlade-Chamberlain facing month out

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:44
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring strain sustained against Manchester United.

'Long struggle' warning on climate

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:37
America’s chief climate negotiator, Todd Stern, says the Paris summit will not solve climate change - just set nations on the right path.

The power of Le Pen

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:24
Why Marine le Pen may be Europe's most important opposition politician - and how her policies could have a profound impact on our way of life.

Thousands could be stopped voting

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:24
A survey for Newsbeat suggests half of young adults are yet to register with the electoral roll, meaning they'll be unable to vote in the General Election

Andy Samberg to host Primetime Emmys

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:22
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, best known for Saturday Night Live and comedy troupe The Lonely Island, will host this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.

Seed index hope for African farmers

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:21
An initiative called the African Seed Access Index is launched to help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider variety of food crop seeds.

Pistorius loses appeal challenge

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:20
A South African judge turns down an application by Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to block an appeal against his acquittal on murder charges.

New Zealand win sixth game in a row

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:16
Martin Guptill scores 105 as New Zealand beat Bangladesh to record their sixth successive win at the 2015 World Cup.

In Ferguson, The Shooting Of 2 Officers Stirs A Long-Simmering Anxiety

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 01:12

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

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Measles fear for Ebola-hit countries

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:52
West Africa is ripe for a measles outbreak that could infect hundreds of thousands of people, US researchers are warning.

Tube overcrowding warning 'ignored'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:46
A transport union accuses London Underground of ignoring its warning about "lethal overcrowding" at Clapham South station after a woman fell under a train during rush hour.

Sweden 'may quiz Assange in London'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:27
Swedish prosecutors offer to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London on sex assault allegations.

Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:25

Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.

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2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 00:23

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.

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