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Japanese World War II Battleship Musashi Found, Billionaire Paul Allen Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 06:01

The Microsoft co-founder says his team found the ship's wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

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In pictures: Cape Town wildfires

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:59
Wildfires on outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa

Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:50

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.

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Could Blue Labour capture party's soul?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:48
The Blue Labour movement could yet play a key role in determining the party's future, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

Kenyans charged over contract scam

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:36
Seven ex-government officials in Kenya are charged in connection with the multimillion-dollar Anglo Leasing corruption scam that came to light in 2004.

Yarnold targets career 'grand slam'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:36
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold targets maiden World Championship gold to complete a career skeleton grand slam.

Family of ex-UK marine 'devastated'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:29
The family of a former Royal Marine believed to be the first Briton killed fighting IS extremists in Syria say they are "devastated" but "proud" of their son.

DNA tests fail to identify body

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:19
Tests fail to identify remains police thought could have been from the body of a woman missing for 37 years.

Pietersen England return 'untenable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:18
Kevin Pietersen's return to the England team would be "untenable", says former one-day captain Adam Hollioake.

Leader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:13
Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.

Man's Identity Questioned In LAPD Skid Row Shooting

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:12

Officials say the man killed Sunday was the subject of a federal warrant for violating probation for a 2000 bank robbery. There's also word that he lived under a stolen identity.

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Club lifts 128-year ban on females

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 05:00
A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.

VIDEO: Death row Australians - in 60 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:53
The BBC looks at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling.

VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:46
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.

Translink 'could go out of business'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:45
The chief executive of transport firm Translink warns it could go out of existence unless it increases fares again or makes cuts to services.

Campaigner, 90, loses extremism case

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:40
Police chiefs win a court battle against a Brighton campaigner fighting to have his details removed from an extremism database.

Victim's partner begged for help

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:26
The jury in a murder trial has been played a 999 call of the victim's partner begging for help after a masked man shot her boyfriend.

Why India gang-rape film row is extraordinary

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:26
A documentary by a British film-maker on the 2012 gang rape and murder of a female student in Delhi kicks up a storm in India.

Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:22
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.

China and US clash over backdoors

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 04:22
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.