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Vote registration 'breaks records'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:42
A record breaking 469,000 people registered to vote online in one day for the 2015 general election - as the deadline closed on 20 April.

VIDEO: 'I paid 2,200 euros for place on boat'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:41
One of the people on board the migrant boat which ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes on Monday has been speaking to the BBC.

'Bending down' man hit by Tube dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:41
A man hit by a Tube train while apparently bending down to pick up his bag dies, British Transport Police confirm.

Pope accepts US bishop's resignation

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:18
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Missouri bishop, Robert Finn, who pleaded guilty three years ago to not reporting child abuse by a priest.

Diet pill death girl's warning hope

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:12
A Glyndwr University student who died after taking diet pills she bought online wanted to start a campaign warning others of the dangers.

Menaced By War, An Ancient Christian Village In Iraq Returns To Life

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:12

When the Islamic State threatened al-Qosh last year, the village turned into a ghost town. The residents are now back, but say they remain worried about the future of Christians in the Middle East.

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'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:09
The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.

New Zealand region on wallaby alert

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:07
NZ council takes on marsupial 'pest'

Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:06

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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Twitter cracks down on cyber-abuse

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 07:00
Twitter says it will take action against a wider range of violent threats as part of new efforts to tackle abuse on its platform.

New mass extinction event proposed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:45
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.

N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:41

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Charged With Manslaughter

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:23

The captain and a crew member are among the boat's 28 survivors; the U.N. says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.

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Ward loses to Ilhan in Barcelona

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:21
British number three James Ward loses to Turkey's Marsel Ilhan in the first round of the Barcelona Open.

Morrison condemns black police shootings

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:17
Award-winning author Toni Morrison condemns the killing of several black men by white police officers.

Mikaeel killing 'not predictable'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:12
A significant case review into the death of toddler Mikaeel Kular finds that the circumstances leading to it "could not have been predicted".

Tesco broadband goes offline

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:09
Tesco has confirmed its UK broadband service has been down for more than three hours.

Smalling agrees new Man Utd contract

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:04
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has agreed a new contract with the club until June 2019.

Med deaths in 2015 'may hit 30,000'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:03
The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year, migration officials warn.

Election 2015 in pictures: 21 April

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 06:00
Images from the campaign trail: 21 April

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