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Rugby player, 25, dies making tackle

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:35
Nick Tooth, a 25-year-old fly-half, dies after suffering a head injury while making a tackle in an Australian club match.

The politics of legitimacy

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:22
Would the public accept the second place party forming the government? What about a prime minister who's not a party leader? Ten key constitutional questions about the next Parliament.

FBI Arrests 6 People In 2 States In Terrorism Investigation

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:16

The arrests follow a joint task force's inquiry into young people who have left Minnesota's Twin Cities to join terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Shabab.

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Labour 'double danger' warning on NHS

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:15
Labour accuses the Conservatives of a "double deceit" over the NHS as they begin a week of campaigning on the health service.

Sinn Féin seeking £1.5bn for NI

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:10
Sinn Féin is to seek an extra £1.5bn for Northern Ireland in negotiations with an incoming government following the general election.

The great housing benefit scandal

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:09
Panorama sees how rogue landlords are making millions out of cramped and unsafe housing.

Authors' income 'at breaking point'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:09
Almost half of the money made by professional authors is earned by just 5% of writers, according to a study of authors' earnings in the UK.

VIDEO: No drugs or power: In Yemen hospital

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:04
BBC News has had rare access to the Yemeni city of Aden which has been virtually cut off since the country's conflict escalated in March.

This Morning cleared over bondage

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:04
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom clears This Morning over an item about bondage equipment and sex toys.

PODCAST: Basketball heads to Cuba

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:00

Today, China used a central tenet of banking to bring new vigor to the economy there. More on that. And later this week, the International Basketball Federation and the NBA are holding a development camp in Havana. We'll talk about what is considered the first big foray into Cuba by big name sports. Plus, as we've been hearing this morning, just two dozen bodies have been recovered after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants bound for Europe sank off of Libya on Saturday. Estimates of the number of those aboard range from 700 to perhaps 1,000 people. We talk to Mattheo de Bellis, who focuses on Europe for the human rights group Amnesty International.

PODCAST: Basketball heads to Cuba

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:00

Today, China used a central tenet of banking to bring new vigor to the economy there. More on that. And later this week, the International Basketball Federation and the NBA are holding a development camp in Havana. We'll talk about what is considered the first big foray into Cuba by big name sports. Plus, as we've been hearing this morning, just two dozen bodies have been recovered after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants bound for Europe sank off of Libya on Saturday. Estimates of the number of those aboard range from 700 to perhaps 1,000 people. We talk to Mattheo de Bellis, who focuses on Europe for the human rights group Amnesty International.

PODCAST: Basketball heads to Cuba

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-20 03:00

Today, China used a central tenet of banking to bring new vigor to the economy there. More on that. And later this week, the International Basketball Federation and the NBA are holding a development camp in Havana. We'll talk about what is considered the first big foray into Cuba by big name sports. Plus, as we've been hearing this morning, just two dozen bodies have been recovered after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants bound for Europe sank off of Libya on Saturday. Estimates of the number of those aboard range from 700 to perhaps 1,000 people. We talk to Mattheo de Bellis, who focuses on Europe for the human rights group Amnesty International.

Pilot arrested over knives find

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:58
An airline pilot due to fly more than 260 passengers from London to Hong Kong is arrested for allegedly possessing knives.

Faldo to play last Open in July

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:58
Six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo will play in his last Open at St Andrews, 25 years after winning the title there.

Timeline: Australia's terror threat

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:52
Concern has been growing in Australian over the effect on domestic security of Australian nationals fighting with Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The BBC looks at how events have developed.

Actor Topol to be given Israel honour

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:50
Actor Chaim Topol - known to his fans as Topol - is honoured with the prestigious Israel Award for lifetime achievement.

Grandfather 'did not squeeze' baby

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:44
The grandfather of a baby girl from Cwmbran tells a murder trial jury he did not squeeze or pull the child.

Mortgage rates 'getting cheaper'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:30
Competition among mortgage lenders has intensified, brokers say, with a greater willingness to lend to those without huge savings.

Yemen rebel head vows to defy Saudis

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:24
The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels vows to resist a Saudi-led bombing campaign that has been targeting his forces since late March.

Norway in Arctic dispute with Russia

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 02:20
Norway summons the Russian ambassador after a top Russian official defied a travel ban by visiting Svalbard in the Arctic.

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