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Who is F1's new English driver?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:17
Manor’s new English driver Will Stevens has bought his way into F1 but Andrew Benson says critics are unfair and he has the talent to prosper.

VIDEO: Alice turns 150 years old

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 23:04
150 years on and Alice in Wonderland continues to inspire. Tim Muffett meets a new theatrical production celebrating the book.

Dark matter becomes less 'ghostly'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:59
Scientists have uncovered a vital new insight into the nature of dark matter.

VIDEO: How Libyan coastguard patrols Misrata

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:57
Quentin Sommerville reports from the quay in Misrata, as the Libyan coastguard seizes a boatload of migrants bound for Europe.

Police continue stabbing probe

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:47
Police are continuing to investigate a serious incident which saw a grandmother airlifted to hospital after being stabbed.

Four arrested in terrorism inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:33
Four people have been arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of terrorism, Great Manchester Police say.

Nokia agrees deal with Alcatel-Lucent

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:28
Nokia says it has agreed a deal to buy smaller French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn takeover deal.

Why Australia protects 'Anzac'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:09
After outrage over its use by Woolworth's, BBC Online's Australia editor Wendy Frew looks at why "Anzac" and other words are protected in Australia.

Search continues for missing student

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 22:00
Police in Glasgow are continuing to search for a missing student who was reported after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Woman charged over car boot murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:54
A 25-year-old woman is charged with assisting an offender in connection with the murder of north Belfast man Kyle Neil.

'Tentative England still on top'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:47
England remain in a strong position in the first Test against West Indies but should be bolder, says Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Inside Libya migrant detention centre

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:27
Quentin Sommerville reports from a migrant detention centre in the Libyan port of Misrata.

Dog breeding footage 'barbaric'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:18
Secretly filmed footage of a County Tyrone dog breeding firm shows "barbaric" scenes, says a senior Scottish government vet.

Lib Dem £150m plan for poorer pupils

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 21:09
The Liberal Democrats promise an extra £150m for Wales, aimed at improving education, as they launch their general election manifesto.

Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:41

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 20:36
The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and buried individually.

Whale's record migration across Pacific

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 19:30
A gray whale makes a 22,500 km (14,000 mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean - the longest migration of any mammal, say scientists.

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 18:16
Cuba welcomes as "fair" a US vow to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should not have been there in the first place.

China's growth slows to 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 18:09
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, in line with most expectations.