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Chile prisoners 'extorted Spaniards'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:58
Spanish police break up an extortion ring run by Chilean jail inmates who allegedly cold-called Spanish civilians demanding kidnap ransoms.

Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:56

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild to moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Record candidates for Greens and UKIP

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:56
UKIP and the Green Party are standing in a record number of seats at the general election, according to Press Association figures.

Malala Yousafzai gets asteroid

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:48
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.

Much-needed aid arrives in Yemen

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:45
Two planes arrive in Yemen with some 32 tonnes of much-needed aid after being delayed awaiting clearance from fighters in the conflict.

VIDEO: What matters to a film producer?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:31
Lucie Wenigerova is a Czech film producer living in London who is unhappy at the treatment of immigrants in Britain

Sterling happy if playing - Sturridge

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:22
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will be happy at the club if he is playing regularly, says team-mate Daniel Sturridge.

VIDEO: Week two of election campaigning

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:16
BBC News rounds up the second week of election campaigning.

Relationship index: Obama and the Americas

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:09
As President Obama goes to the Summit of Americas with change in Cuba on the horizon, where does the US stand in the rest of the hemisphere?

Warne praises 'Godfather' Benaud

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:07
Shane Warne pays tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia Test captain and iconic commentator who has died aged 84.

Tory Fabricant reveals skin cancer

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:37
Conservative parliamentary candidate Michael Fabricant reveals he has been diagnosed with skin cancer, to raise awareness of the condition.

Wood predicts polls bounce for Plaid

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:02
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood predicts a bounce in the polls for her party as a result of last week's televised leaders' debate.

Has champion Wiggins underachieved?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:01
Bradley Wiggins has won almost every major cycling race, yet some feel he has still not fulfilled his entire potential.

Your Wallet: Fast money

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:00

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Man held over 'US army base plot'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:56
US man John Booker arrested in Kansas for allegedly plotting suicide bombing of Fort Riley army base.

Can the SNP really smash Labour?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:55
BBC Newsnight's chief correspondent Laura Kuenssberg assesses the "runaway assumption" that the SNP will smash Labour's dominance in Scotland.

The tyranny of the selfie

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:55
Why the world is turning into one big selfie

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:47
You can serve divorce papers via Facebook in New York, and more news nuggets.

Vatican silent over French gay envoy

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:42
The Vatican refuses to comment on media reports that it has not accepted France's proposed ambassador to the city state because he is gay.