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VIDEO: From above: The waters where migrants perish

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 12:31
The BBC's Richard Bilton has travelled by helicopter to explore the waters near Libya where so many migrants have died.

Yahoo earnings miss expectations

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 12:24
Internet search giant Yahoo reports worse-than-expected profits for the first three months of this year, adding to investor concern.

Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 11:54

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 11:54

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 11:46

NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.

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VIDEO: Newsbeat: The election debate

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 11:38
Chris Smith and Tina Daheley are live in Birmingham with young voters talking about some of the issues they have said are most important at this election.

Saudis Say Operation In Yemen Enters New Phase

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 11:36

A military spokesman said the airstrikes were giving way to a period that would include diplomatic and political efforts, alongside military operations against the Shiite Houthi rebels.

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Supreme Court: Police May Not Detain Traffic Violators Longer Than Necessary

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:59

Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a traffic stop becomes "unlawful if it is prolonged beyond the time reasonably required to complete the mission of issuing a warning ticket."

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Saudi Arabia ends Yemen air campaign

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:55
A Saudi-led coalition ends its month-long bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, saying its aims have been achieved, Saudi TV says.

Queues after £189m library hours cut

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:52
Queues form outside the Library of Birmingham after its opening hours are cut.

Man denies attacking cruise couple

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:43
A man accused of attacking two Middlesbrough pensioners on a holiday cruise, tells police he acted in self-defence, a court hears.

Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:31

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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Kenya suspends police over Garissa

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:25
Seven policemen are suspended over failures to act on intelligence about a possible attack on Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.

DEA Chief Expected To Step Down Amid Scandal

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:25

Earlier this month, lawmakers said they had no confidence in Michele Leonhart after a watchdog agency found DEA agents cavorted with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.

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Double-murder suspect sectioned

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:19
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering his mother and sister on Merseyside is detained under the Mental Health Act, police say.

Morgan questioned again over hacking

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:15
Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan is questioned by police for a second time over phone-hacking allegations.

'Predatory paedophiles abused boys'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:11
Seven men were part of a "predatory" north Wales paedophile ring that abused boys in the 1970s and 80s, a court hears.

Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:11
Stegosaurs may have had sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female.

UK arrest over US 'flash crash'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 10:01
A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities accused him of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.

Conflicting reports on IS head fate

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 09:55
There are conflicting reports about the fate of Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with some officials saying he was badly injured in an air strike.

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