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Boyd charged over Hart 'spitting'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:29
Hull City's George Boyd is charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly spitting at Manchester City's Joe Hart.

Two dead in Seattle helicopter crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:26
Two people were killed when a news helicopter crashed in central Seattle at the foot of the landmark Space Needle, fire officials say.

Extra nurses bid to improve A&E

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:06
Forty extra nurses are to be appointed after a review of staffing levels at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Ambulance watch: a day in the life

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:46
A day in the life of three emergency call centres

Top Democrat Insists Party Will Hold Senate — But Turnout Is Key

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:43

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republican Party hasn't changed at all since its 2012 losses and continues to alienate "huge swaths of voters."

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VIDEO: Original James Bond cars go on show

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:27
More than 50 vehicles from the James Bond films are on display at the London Film Museum as part of a Bond in Motion show.

Qatar defends bid after payment claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:21
Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers defend their bid for the tournament in the wake of fresh corruption claims.

Google unveils Android for wearables

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:19
Google has announced a version of its Android operating system designed specifically for wearable devices such as smartwatches

Wal-Mart will buy your used video games now

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:00

Starting next week, you can take your old video games to Wal-Mart and get store credit for them. According to Carl Howe, Vice President of Research at the Yankee Group, it's a smart move for the superstore.

"I think what the retailers have found is that there’s a very robust secondary market for games. They’re expensive enough and the demographic that buys games is young enough that they’re pretty cost sensitive."

The used game market in the US is worth more than $1.5 billion, which is not great news for game publishers. Companies like GameStop and Best Buy, however, have deep roots in the used game market.

Wal-Mart does have size on its side. Its hired an outside company to handle refurbishment of the old games that come in, and plans to start selling them at Wal-marts by the end of the year.

VIDEO: What does business want from Budget?

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:58
Ahead of the latest Budget, BBC News asks what business, workers, consumers and manufacturers would like to see included.

Life term for war veteran's murderer

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:57
A man is jailed for murdering a war veteran during a violent burglary at his home in Greater Manchester.

ISIS 'executed detainees' in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:54
Jihadist rebels have carried out mass executions in Syria and the government has increased its use of indiscriminate weapons, UN rights investigators say.

Opting Out Of Your Insurance Plan's Network Can Be Costly

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:53

People who choose to go to unapproved doctors and hospitals for care may find themselves with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses and copayments for services that would otherwise be free.

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Golan blast wounds Israeli soldiers

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:41
Four Israeli soldiers have been wounded by a bomb explosion on the frontier between the occupied Golan Heights and Syria, Israel's military says.

Morgan shrugs off lack of sixes

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:41
Captain Eoin Morgan denies that a shortage of sixes is England's biggest concern going into the World Twenty20.

Teenager charged with crash deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:41
A teenager appears in court charged with causing the deaths of his three school friends in a crash in East Lothian.

10 theories for the MH370's disappearance

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:40
10 theories for the MH370's disappearance

Rare dictionary to be kept in UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:34
The British Library has saved a "crucial" 500-year-old English-Latin dictionary at the 11th hour after it was sold to an overseas buyer at auction.

Coulson payments 'led to hacking'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:32
Former NoW editor Andy Coulson agreed to make payments that led to three phones in the royal household being hacked, the Old Bailey hears.

Jagger 'struggling' over Scott death

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:29
Sir Mick Jagger says he is "still struggling" over the death of his girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott.

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