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VIDEO: Debate 'shouting match' over NHS

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:57
As the issue of the NHS comes up during an election debate, party leaders clash amid accusations, resorting to shouting over each other.

VIDEO: Miliband v Sturgeon: Debate clash

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:50
Ed Miliband seeks to distance himself from the SNP during a heated exchange at the BBC's election debate.

O'Connor seals Worlds qualification

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:46
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor wins her second title of the British Championships with victory in the 200m individual medley.

L.A. Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:37

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

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VIDEO: Bennett: 'Homes not financial assets'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:24
Leader of the Greens Natalie Bennett says houses should be treated as "homes, rather than financial assets".

They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:17

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.

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Man 'planned to kill US soldiers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:17
An Ohio man who travelled to Syria to fight with al Nusrah Front has been charged over alleged plans to carry out a terror attack in the US.

New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:17

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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Full-back Tomkins rejoining Wigan

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:12
England full-back Sam Tomkins will be back at Wigan for the 2016 season after agreeing to leave New Zealand Warriors.

VIDEO: Farage turns on debate audience

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:02
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused those attending the BBC's election debate of being a "left-wing audience" before suggesting "the real audience are sitting at home".

In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:55

In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

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VIDEO: Wood: Deficit not cut 'at any cost'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:50
Plaid Cymru will tackle the deficit but "not at any cost", the party's leader Leanne Wood says.

Vatican ends crackdown on US nuns

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:46
The Vatican ends a six-year row with a group of American nuns it had branded "radical feminists" who were undermining Church teaching.

VIDEO: Sturgeon: 'Labour not bold enough'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:46
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon criticises Labour leader Ed Miliband for not being "bold enough on his own" to offer a "real alternative to austerity", in a pre-election debate.

Opposition leaders' debate under way

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:42
Five of Westminster's opposition party leaders debate key election issues live on television.

Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:37

The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended by the league last fall amid allegations of child abuse involving his 4-year-old son.

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What if no-one wins the election?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:35
How many parties might it take to build a majority? Try with our hung parliament game.

Spanish former IMF chief detained

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:34
Spanish conservative politician Rodrigo Rato, a former head of the IMF, is detained on fraud and money-laundering charges, Spanish media say.

Paris tunnel thieves grab €5m jewels

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:23
French police are looking for three thieves who stole a handbag containing €5m worth of jewels after breaking into an art collector's car in traffic.

Rail staff to vote on strike action

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:19
Thousands of Network Rail staff are to be balloted on industrial action over a pay dispute, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union says.