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Somali militants raid government base

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:03
At least eight people are killed in an attack by suspected al-Shabab militants on a fortified government compound in the town of Baidoa, southern Somalia.

Ditching The Common Core Brings A Big Test For Indiana

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:03

After dropping the Common Core State Standards and agreeing to write its own end-of-year exam, Indiana's had a rough couple of months.

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VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 04:01
MPs take evidence from the BBC on the media and European scrutiny.

Security alert in Army barracks

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:48
A security alert is under way in Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn.

What are the UK's new trains like?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:40
What are the UK's new high-speed trains like?

Homegrown tea served in Scots hotel

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:35
Edinburgh's five-star Balmoral Hotel is to serve Scotland's first cup of homegrown tea - from a plantation in Perthshire.

Ainslie signs ex-F1 boss Whitmarsh

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:34
Former McLaren Formula 1 team boss Martin Whitmarsh joins Sir Ben Ainslie's team for an America's Cup sailing challenge.

Chief says 'mistakes caused disaster'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:21
The match commander at Hillsborough agrees he was "incompetent" and says his "mistakes" and "oversight" caused the deaths of 96 fans.

Iraqi Force Makes More Gains Toward Taking Tikrit From ISIS

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:21

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi visited Tikrit's province Thursday, saying on state TV that the next phase of the operation is "critical" to the effort to control the strategic city.

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Undercover police inquiry to be held

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:19
An inquiry into undercover policing and the operation of the Metropolitan Police's Special Demonstration Squad is being established by the home secretary.

'Flying balls' fear prompts fan ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:14
Young football fans are banned from the lower tiers of Ipswich Town's ground after children were hit by "flying balls", the club says.

Woman 'dragged' under Tube train

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:10
A woman was "dragged" under a Tube train at a south London Tube station during the morning rush hour, commuters say.

VIDEO: In hiding because of a costume

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:06
An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit showing the female form.

Golf champ jailed for benefit fraud

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 03:03
A champion golfer who claimed £26,000 in benefits saying he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly is jailed for six months years.

Philip Green sells off BHS chain

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:55
Sir Philip Green is has sold the department store chain BHS to an investment vehicle called Retail Acquisitions Ltd.

'Giant lobster' ate like a whale

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:55
A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.

Inquest into Brecon crash deaths due

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:51
An inquest into the deaths of four people killed in a crash in Powys is expected to open.

Zimbabwe expelled from 2018 World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:49
Zimbabwe are expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying for failing to pay national team coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.

South Africa power chiefs suspended

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:43
South Africa's power utility Eskom tells four top officials to step aside while it investigates the problems at the firm, including recent power cuts.

Blurred Lines verdict to be appealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 02:27
Musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are to appeal the verdict which ruled that they copied a Marvin Gaye track to create their hit 2013 track Blurred Lines.

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