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Crossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 03:18
How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins For Dzokhar Tsarnaev

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 03:02

Opening statements begin in Boston Wednesday, in a capital trial that's expected to last several months. It took nearly two months to seat a jury to try the case.

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PODCAST: A forecast to Friday's Jobs Report

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-03-04 03:00

First up, we'll talk about what the jobs report is likely to look like on Friday. Plus, Ukraine’s central bank is raising its interest rate from 19.5 percent to 30 percent. The hike comes as the government is seeking a $17.5 billion assistance program from the International Monetary Fund. Inflation is rampant and the national currency has tumbled since Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea peninsula and pro-Russian separatists took up arms in the country's east.  We look at the reasons behind the hike in the interest rate. And gas prices sure seem to go up a lot faster than they go down. On the West Coast, 37 cents a gallon just last week. We explain.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:59
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Market Investigation.

Is another NHS scandal brewing?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:52
The Morecambe Bay inquiry has chilling echoes of one into Stafford Hospital. So could there be another scandal happening elsewhere?

Alabama halts gay wedding licences

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:43
Alabama's Supreme Court orders its judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a federal ruling saying a ban is unconstitutional.

South Sudan hits out at UN sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:40
South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.

Lovers convicted of killing girl

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:40
A woman and her lover are convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter, who suffered 50 injuries at her London flat, in a cyber fantasy world death.

Sotherton's stolen gold medal found

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:39
A Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from the home of former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton is found.

Tipper truck deaths inquest opened

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:31
The inquest into the deaths of four people who died in a tipper truck crash in Bath is opened and adjourned.

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:30
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

Blurred Lines track made $16m profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:28
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.

Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:28
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.

Putin urges end to political murders

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Economy grows despite oil price drop

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:22
The Scottish economy will continue to pick up pace, despite the impact for the oil and gas industry of the lower oil price.

Federal Agents Carry Out Search For Evidence Of Illegal Support For 'Birth Tourism'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:22

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says some wealthy foreigners seek to give birth to their children in the U.S. so they will obtain U.S. citizenship.

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Tanzanians die in heavy floods

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:15
Flooding in north-western Tanzania has killed at least 38 people and left hundreds of others homeless, police tell the BBC.

'Blame fans' Hillsborough police told

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:15
An ex-police inspector tells the Hillsborough inquest officers were told to put the blame for the disaster on "drunken Liverpool supporters".

Cyclist escorted off M1 motorway

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:13
A cyclist is escorted off the M1 in Hertfordshire and given "words of advice" by police.

Man proposes with 8-tonne digger

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 02:10
A romantic road worker uses an eight-tonne digger to pop the question by writing his proposal with the heavy metal grab.

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