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Oscar Pistorius Sobs On Witness Stand At His Murder Trial

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 07:17

The double-amputee runner tells the court of the moment he says he realized he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and not an intruder.

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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 07:11

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.

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Avoiding The Nursing Home Ups The Risk Of Unwanted Medical Care

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 07:11

Two-thirds of older adults suffer from cognitive impairment or dementia in their last year of life, a study finds. That fact and being cared for at home increase the risk of aggressive treatment.

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AUDIO: Hislop: Scottish union 'successful'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 07:07
Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has praised what he terms the "successful" union between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

AUDIO: Man stung by bees in pain experiment

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 07:04
A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 07:01
Tottenham target Ezequiel Garay, Newcastle and West Ham want Micah Richards, Cruyff criticises Jose Mourinho, plus more.

IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:56
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.

AUDIO: Skills shortage leaves jobs vacant

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:54
The number of job vacancies in England is increasing - but employers are struggling to find enough staff to meet demand.

Pistorius recounts moment of killing

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:49
At his murder trial, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius describes the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

VIDEO: Rare Chinese cup sold for $36m

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:36
A rare Ming-era wine cup fetches a record-breaking $36m at auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Blakelock murder trial jury retires

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:35
The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of killing PC Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots retires to consider its verdict.

Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:25

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they've given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient "pseudo-cereal."

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Lee Rigby killer launches appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:21
Michael Adebolajo, given a whole-life term for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby, launches an appeal against his sentence.

Cyclist Hoy signs up for Le Mans bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:20
Sir Chris Hoy signs a deal to race at this season's British GT Championship as he eyes the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2016.

Austria poll blow for racism row MEP

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:17
An Austrian far-right MEP criticised for calling the EU a "conglomerate of Negroes" quits as a candidate for his party in the European elections.

Mouthwash And Poor Dental Hygiene May Up The Risk Of Oral Cancer

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 06:02

Freshening up your mouth with a regular rinse could come with a long-term health hazard. But cancer specialists are far more concerned about tobacco, alcohol and betel nut chewing.

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VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:40
MPs discuss oversight of their expenses conduct after an urgent question is granted.

US prisoner on hunger strike in Cuba

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:30
US contractor Alan Gross, who has been in jail in Cuba for more than four years, is on hunger strike, according to his lawyer.

Russia Issues Warning As Ukraine Forcibly Removes Protesters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:26

A Ukrainian minister says police arrested around 70 demonstrators who had seized an administration building in Kharkiv, Ukraine's 2nd-largest city. Separatists have also seized a building in Donetsk.

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O'Connor speaks of Clifford 'charm'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:23
Chat show host Des O'Connor tells Max Clifford's indecent assault trial the publicist was "charming" and acted with "integrity".
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