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Don't Torpedo The Dam, Full Speed Ahead For Ethiopia's Nile Project

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:50

Egypt was ready to go to war over Ethiopia's planned Renaissance Dam. A new agreement has ended the tension. But that doesn't mean everyone's a winner.

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Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:49

A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.

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Is Capitol Hill Ready To Rest Its Near-Annual 'Doc Fix' Exercise?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:48

Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.

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Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:47
Bale to remain in Spain, Liverpool and Manchester United target Barca defender, plus more.

Who can stop Marc Marquez?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:44
Can anyone stop Marc Marquez? How will the British riders fare? Azi Farni looks at the new MotoGP season which starts this weekend.

Black cab plant to create 1,000 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:43
A new £250m taxi plant is to be built outside Coventry, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.

Oil prices surge on Yemen airstrikes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:08
Oil prices rise by as much as 6% after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched airstrikes on rebel targets in Yemen.

VIDEO: 'Sport must act on mental health'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 23:01
A former Premier League footballer who attempted to kill himself says that sporting bodies need to accept responsibility for dealing with mental health issues.

Online music videos get age ratings

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:58
Fans watching music videos on YouTube and Vevo will be presented with cinema-style age certificates from Thursday.

VIDEO: Bradford vote's 'cult of personality'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:50
The BBC's Matthew Price visited Bradford to see whether local issues were being obscured by the cult of personality.

VIDEO: 'Out of control' Dartmoor gorse fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:46
Firefighters spend more than six hours dealing with a large gorse fire which was burning out of control on Dartmoor.

Clarkson return 'not ruled out'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:27
The BBC's creative director Alan Yentob says he would not rule out Jeremy Clarkson making a return to the BBC in the future.

Fans to protest over ticket prices

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:22
Fans from all 20 Premier League clubs are set to protest against match ticket prices when top-flight club executives meet.

Young people 'worse off' in Wales

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:20
Wales is one of the worst regions of the UK for young people to live in, a charity says.

£5m college cuts threaten 130 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:11
A south Wales college is cutting courses and 130 jobs are under threat as it faces cutting £5.7m from its budget.

Paramilitary tribute at WW1 memorial

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:10
A public housing organisation is criticised after a memorial garden it built and paid for is re-imaged with a stone commemorating loyalist paramilitaries killed in the Troubles.

Schools 'facing big budget cuts'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 22:01
Schools in England will have less to spend per pupil over the next five years, no matter who wins the election, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Support for death penalty below 50%

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 21:27
Support for the death penalty in Britain has dropped below 50% for the first time on record, the British Social Attitudes survey says.

What are the Designs of the Year?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 21:00
The finalists hoping to be Design of the Year 2015

Where is the inspiration in this election?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 20:54
Mark Mardell asks whether a lack of passion, vision and big ideas among campaigning politicians is a result of cowardice or humility.