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VIDEO: Blackwood 'disappointed' in verdict

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 01:34
A New Zealander found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar says he is disappointed in the verdict as he is led from court.

How generous is the minimum wage increase?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 01:24
Are the prime minister and deputy prime minister right when they describe the 3% increase in the national minimum wage as the largest in real terms since 2008?

Sherlock set for Victorian London

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 01:09
The upcoming Sherlock special will be set in Victorian London, the show's co-creator, Steven Moffat, confirms.

Concussion forces NFL player to quit

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 00:48
An American Footballer announces his retirement after one season amid concerns from the effects of concussion.

Sunderland appoint Advocaat as boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 00:42
Sunderland appoint former Netherlands coach Dick Advocaat as their new manager until the end of the season.

Where houses earn more than people

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 00:13
With London and the South East behind 97% of recent property gains, public attitudes to house building across the nation are shifting. But when will politicians make it a priority?

VIDEO: Child mental health 'needs overhaul'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 00:08
A government taskforce is calling for a "complete overhaul" of child mental health services in England.

Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 00:03

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.

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VIDEO: Hedgehog numbers in huge decline

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 00:02
The UK's first large-scale hedgehog sanctuary opens in Solihull as conservationists warn the number of hedgehogs in the UK has dropped dramatically.

Rosetta comet wind mystery 'solved'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:57
Scientists from the Rosetta mission may have solved the puzzle of features on Comet 67P that look like they were produced by wind.

Pakistan carries out mass hangings

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:54
Pakistan hangs 12 male convicts across the country, the largest number of people executed on the same day since a moratorium in December.

New lunar crater named after Earhart

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:49
Scientists discover a large crater on the Earth-facing side of the Moon - the first detection of its kind in at least a century.

Sainsbury's sees sales drop again

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:45
Sainsbury's says it expects the market to "remain challenging for the foreseeable future" after reporting a drop in like-for-like sales for a fifth consecutive quarter.

Jack Bruce tribute gig for hospices

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:38
Musical stars are turning out for a tribute gig to Cream's Jack Bruce, and children's hospices will benefit from the money raised.

In Intense Desert Training, A Dozen Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:22

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:21

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Modi concern over India nun rape

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:18
Indian PM Narendra Modi voices concern over attacks on a nun and a church and demands 'immediate action' against the perpetrators.

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:17

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets-worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.

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US official to meet Gerry Adams

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 23:03
A US State Department official is to meet Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on St Patrick's Day in Washington DC.

VIDEO: 'My sons did not kill Boris Nemtsov'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:52
Two and a half weeks on from the murder of a key Russian opposition politician, Boris Nemtsov, five Chechen men are in custody, but very few details of the investigation have emerged.

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