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Ruskin's daguerreotypes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:03
A new book charts the discovery of daguerreotypes taken by the 19th Century critic John Ruskin.

Sheeran's X breaks 2m sales barrier

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:50
Pop star Ed Sheeran sells the two millionth copy of his album X, in the UK, nine months after it went on sale.

Bomb victims' families to lobby MEPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:48
Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are to travel to Brussels to lobby MEPs for an inquest into the deaths.

Osborne draws election battle lines

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:43
George Osborne draws the battle lines for the general election in seven weeks' time, after unveiling what he called a Budget for a "comeback country".

Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:39

The web browser will be replaced in Windows 10, with what's currently being called Project Spartan.

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US veteran denies IS terror charges

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:27
A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State appears in court in New York and denies all the charges.

European struggle for English teams

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:20
No English clubs have made it to the Champions League last eight for the second time in three years. Why?

Norfolk Islanders to pay income tax

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 17:10
New government proposals will see residents on Australia's tiny Norfolk Island lose their parliament and have to pay income tax for the first time.

VIDEO: Watching the City watching Osborne

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.

Target follows rivals in wage boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.

Vonn wins seventh downhill title

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:50
American Lindsey Vonn wins a record-equalling seventh Alpine skiing World Cup downhill title and an 18th crystal globe.

VIDEO: How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:27
How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Exemption From State Taxes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:27

The state's third largest insurer reportedly has $4.2 billion in financial reserves. The firm's former public policy director says the insurer is "unwilling or incapable" of serving the public good.

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EU aims to solve its Greek 'elephant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:14
An EU summit is likely to be overshadowed by high-level talks aimed at resolving an impasse between Greece and its international creditors, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.

Scrutiny call on council borrowing

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:13
Better scrutiny is needed of council borrowing, according to a report from the public spending watchdog.

VIDEO: Breaking Bad star: End disability stigma

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:03
Breaking Bad's Walt Jr on ending stigma around disability

Sunshine Budget? - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:02
Front pages offer a variety of reactions to Chancellor George Osborne's last Budget before May's general election.

Where does the word 'budget' come from?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:02
The history of the word budget has echoes of fat cats, leather bottles, and bags of tricks.

Is Titan submarine the most daring space mission yet?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Is this the most daring space mission yet?

Pensions set for another overhaul

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Big changes to pensions have been announced previously by Chancellor George Osborne, and it was no different this time. So what does this mean for you?