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Standard Chartered profits fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:38
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year".

Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:34

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:32

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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Aberdeen council set to leave Cosla

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:05
Aberdeen City Council is expected to confirm that it is quitting the local government body Cosla to join a new rival group.

Ukraine mine blast 'traps dozens'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 22:27
Dozens of workers are trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, reports say.

Man held over teen cyclist murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 22:05
A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 15-year-old who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

Welsh voters 'prefer Cameron as PM'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 22:03
More Welsh voters think David Cameron would be a better prime minister than Ed Miliband, according to a new poll for BBC Wales.

Broad admits to injury 'nightmares'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:59
England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.

VIDEO: Becky Watts' parents 'devastated'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:55
Police in Bristol discover body parts in the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts.

Becky murder suspects still quizzed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:54
Police have until this afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts.

China military budget 'to rise 10%'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:49
China's military budget will rise by about 10% in 2015, an official says, in another double-digit increase.

Major rail development plan unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:48
A major redevelopment of Cardiff central station and plans to electrify the north Wales main line are amongst Network Rail's ambitions for the next 30 years.

Golf lake death probe is ongoing

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:47
Investigations are continuing into the death of a man after an agricultural spraying vehicle rolled into a golf course lake at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort.

Can Iraq's army dislodge Islamic State?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:38
As the Iraqi army tries to dislodge Islamic State militants from Tikrit, Michael Knights looks at whether government troops and volunteer brigades are able take the bigger prize of Mosul.

£250m gas project to be launched

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:13
A project to connect around 40,000 homes and businesses to the gas network will be formally launched in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, on Wednesday.

NI GPs 'could have saved £73m'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:12
Tens of millions of pounds could have been saved if Northern Ireland GPs had prescribed lower cost drugs, according to a new report.

Firms act on disabled access exposé

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:10
Some of the UK's biggest firms begin urgent improvement schemes after a BBC London investigation exposed failures to serve disabled people.

Politicians targeted over Petrobras

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:33
Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.

New threats to wild bees identified

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:22
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.

PM to raise rights with Mexico leader

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:14
David Cameron will "raise concerns" about human rights when he meets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto later, Downing Street says.

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