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VIDEO: Salmon numbers fall sharply

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:56
Atlantic salmon numbers have fallen at an alarming rate despite best efforts of conservation

Plaid candidate in Nazi slur row

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:50
Plaid Cymru is urged to remove a general election candidate over claims that he once compared English-born residents of rural Wales to Nazis.

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:48

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:46

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:45

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?

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Man found shot dead outside takeaway

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:33
A murder investigation is under way after a man was shot dead outside a takeaway on South Tyneside.

Cumberbatch and Colman up for Baftas

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 23:00
Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are among the nominees for this year's Bafta TV awards, with the latter cited for the fourth consecutive year.

Ferguson elects black councillors

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:56
Voters in Ferguson, Missouri triple the number of black city councillors in the first poll since an unarmed black teenager was killed by police.

VIDEO: What does American Pie mean to you?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:47
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.

VIDEO: Charleston shooting: Officer charged

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:42
The authorities in the US state of South Carolina have charged a white police officer with murder after he shot dead a black man, Walter Scott, who appeared to be running away from him.

Bhullar plays to make NBA history

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:40
Sim Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent in the NBA, playing 16 seconds for Sacramento Kings.

ANZ wins appeal against class action

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 22:38
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), wins an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its late fees were unfair.

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.