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Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:00
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:49
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:39
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.

Indians vote on big polling day

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:28
Indians begin voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.

Traffic clampdown for 2014 Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:45
Major restrictions on traffic and parking are to be introduced in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games.

More councils needed, claims report

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:42
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.

Surveyors warn of skills shortages

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:35
Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:32
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:57
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.

Mystery of missing 96-year-old woman

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:56
The disappearance of a 96-year-old woman with Alzheimer's two years ago remains "frustrating and upsetting", her great-nephew says.

Watch: Young Baseball Fan Learns About The Pain Of Defeat

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:53

The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.

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Asthma inhalers may go into schools

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:51
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.

Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:32
The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.

Debris dismissed in plane search

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:28
Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

The real story of Frank Sidebottom

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:22
How a cult comic character inspired a major new film

Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:13
Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:11
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:59
A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

Sign language dialects 'in decline'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:39
The decline of regional dialects for the deaf

Weight concerns behind Phelps return

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:11
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps says he is coming out of retirement because of concerns over his weight.

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