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SA rapper's killer freed on bail

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:30
A South African court grants bail to a woman who pleads not guilty to a charge of murdering hip-hop star Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi.

Poll to find first bird for Britain

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:25
Votes can now be cast in an online poll to choose what could become Britain's first national bird.

'Jihadist' denies recruiting girls

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:24
The parents of a so-called "jihadi bride" from Scotland say their daughter denies recruiting three London girls to the cause of Islamic State.

Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hiding Information Online

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:12

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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Murder suspect to be extradited

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:59
A man suspected of murdering a woman in a Cardiff hotel room on New Year's Eve is to be extradited at the end of the month.

After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:57

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," President Baldwin Lonsdale says. He was at a conference in Japan when the storm hit.

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Why Blair could never succeed in the Middle East

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:49
The Quartet's Middle East envoy Tony Blair could never bring peace to the region, writes the BBC's Paul Adams.

Quiz: Swarms of small colleges

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:38

The closure of Sweet Briar College, a women’s college with about 700 students, put a spotlight on small schools.

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Web servers stage Pratchett tribute

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:33
A long-running tribute to late fantasy author Terry Pratchett is being staged with the help of some of the web's servers

Boston breaks snowiest winter record

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:30
This season, the US city saw more snowfall than any winter since 1872, when records were first kept.

VIDEO: BBC visits Boko Haram ghost towns

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:02
After years of violence in north-east Nigeria, military forces from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been taking back towns lost to Boko Haram, the BBC's Tomi Oladipo reports.

Ed Miliband: No coalition with SNP

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:41
Labour leader Ed Miliband rules out a coalition with the SNP, saying there are "big differences" between the parties.

Venezuela decree powers divide opinion

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:38
Venezuelan opposition politicians slam a new law which grants President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until 31 December.

Russia's Putin: 'Life Would Be Too Dull Without Rumors'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:37

Vladimir Putin's disappearance from the public eye prompted a flurry of rumors about his health, or even a possible coup. He dismissed all that Monday.

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Man is jailed over threat to kill MP

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:23
A man who threatened to kill an MP and planted a hoax bomb at her Belfast office is jailed for 18 months.

Yodel criticised for late flowers

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:22
Courier firm Yodel, the second -biggest courier in the UK, faces criticism for delivery failures over Mother's Day flowers.

Wales 'open' to Jones phone call

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:21
Wales "open" to a call from prop Adam Jones after Samson Lee's Six Nations injury, with a view to the former returning.