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IS militants 'enter Damascus camp'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:29
Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.

'Absconder policy' ruled unlawful

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:22
A government ban on inmates with a history of absconding from being transferred to open prisons is declared unlawful by High Court judges.

VIDEO: New photos of Scott's expedition

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:22
New photos have emerged of Captain Scott and his expedition to the South Pole, in the course of which he died.

VIDEO: Singer Joni Mitchell in LA hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:16
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is undergoing tests in hospital after being found unconscious at home, but said to be awake and in good spirits.

North ruled out of Clermont match

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:13
Northampton wing George North will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup game with Clermont because of a head injury.

Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 05:06

After being found unconscious in her home Tuesday afternoon, folk music icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

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Blast at Yemen factory 'kills 35'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:55
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.

VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:47
A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired.

Google reveals computer-on-a-stick

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:31
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices.

Warning over IS-radicalised children

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:31
Parents and teachers are not telling police about children who may try to join Islamic State (IS) for fear of criminalising them, a former senior prosecutor says.

World's Oldest Person Dies At Age 117

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:28

She was born in 1898. And now comes word that Japan's Misao Okawa has died at age 117. She had been the world's oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

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Couple wins £1m EuroMillions twice

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:27
A couple from Scunthorpe wins £1m on the EuroMillions lottery for a second time, Camelot confirms.

VIDEO: Real or fake: April Fool's Day stories

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:06
Newspapers in the UK have published a variety of far-fetched stories that turned out to be April Fool's Day jokes.

Baby death mother 'not truthful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 04:01
A mother is accused of being not "entirely truthful" when giving evidence at her father's trial for the murder of his granddaughter.

April Fool's Day: The best election spoofs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
With 1 April coming just two days after campaigning officially got under way, we round up the inevitable election-related jokes.

S Korea charges US envoy attacker

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:47
A South Korean man who attacked the US envoy to Seoul with a knife, slashing his face and arms, is charged with attempted murder.

Why is Cecil Rhodes such a controversial figure?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:44
Why is Cecil Rhodes such a controversial figure?

Iran Nuclear Talks: Varied Signs Of Agreement On An Agreement

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:43

Diplomats from the seven countries involved are sending mixed signals, one day after the deadline lapsed for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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Tech sites lead on April Fools gags

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:39
The Force - the mysterious energy field used by the Jedi in Star Wars - has been discovered by researchers at the Cern laboratory in an April Fools prank.

Weep for falling productivity

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 03:34
Productivity, or output per hour worked, fell again in the last three months of the year. That is sobering after Tuesday's better news on economic growth and living standards

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