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Germany to bring back 100 tanks

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 11:02
Germany plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service in an apparent response to rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

Putting a price tag on looking pretty

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 11:01

Plastic surgery is nothing new, but the trend has been on the rise again in the last few years. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 13 percent of facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for celebrity look-a-like procedures in 2014.

 Nearly 16 million people went under the knife last year alone, up 3 percent from the year before.

 To ask for a Rob Lowe-nose of his own, guest host David Lazarus (left) paid a visit to Dr. Lloyd Kreiger, a plastic surgeon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

He sat for a consultation in Dr. Krieger's exam room, exploring the big picture trend but also seeing what can be done to improve his own looks.


Scoring a home run with a spring renovation

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 11:00

With warmer weather and flowers in bloom, it's time for a fresh start — for your home?

Yes, it's remodeling season, and spending on everything from new kitchens to complete domicile makeovers is on the upswing, as shown by a recent surge in mortgage refinancing.

A brand new bathroom or even just a fresh coat of paint can be costly, but can also be a smart investment whether you're staying put or looking to sell.

What happens when your dream home needs a little sprucing up? Tom Silva, general contractor with "This Old House," passes on some words of wisdom. Plus, Shawn Kravitch, a public interest lawyer in Los Angeles, tells us how he went about his own DIY remodel in East Hollywood. 

To hear their stories, tune in using the player above.

Chile prisoners 'extorted Spaniards'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:58
Spanish police break up an extortion ring run by Chilean jail inmates who allegedly cold-called Spanish civilians demanding kidnap ransoms.

Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:56

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild to moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Record candidates for Greens and UKIP

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:56
UKIP and the Green Party are standing in a record number of seats at the general election, according to Press Association figures.

Malala Yousafzai gets asteroid

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:48
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.

Much-needed aid arrives in Yemen

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:45
Two planes arrive in Yemen with some 32 tonnes of much-needed aid after being delayed awaiting clearance from fighters in the conflict.

VIDEO: What matters to a film producer?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:31
Lucie Wenigerova is a Czech film producer living in London who is unhappy at the treatment of immigrants in Britain

Sterling happy if playing - Sturridge

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:22
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will be happy at the club if he is playing regularly, says team-mate Daniel Sturridge.

VIDEO: Week two of election campaigning

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:16
BBC News rounds up the second week of election campaigning.

Relationship index: Obama and the Americas

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:09
As President Obama goes to the Summit of Americas with change in Cuba on the horizon, where does the US stand in the rest of the hemisphere?

Warne praises 'Godfather' Benaud

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:07
Shane Warne pays tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia Test captain and iconic commentator who has died aged 84.

Tory Fabricant reveals skin cancer

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:37
Conservative parliamentary candidate Michael Fabricant reveals he has been diagnosed with skin cancer, to raise awareness of the condition.

Wood predicts polls bounce for Plaid

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:02
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood predicts a bounce in the polls for her party as a result of last week's televised leaders' debate.

Has champion Wiggins underachieved?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:01
Bradley Wiggins has won almost every major cycling race, yet some feel he has still not fulfilled his entire potential.

Your Wallet: Fast money

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 09:00

What's the fastest money you've ever made? 100 bucks in under a minute? More?

Tell us your story of making fast cash. Write to us, or tweet us — we're at @MarketplaceWKND.

Man held over 'US army base plot'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:56
US man John Booker arrested in Kansas for allegedly plotting suicide bombing of Fort Riley army base.

Can the SNP really smash Labour?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:55
BBC Newsnight's chief correspondent Laura Kuenssberg assesses the "runaway assumption" that the SNP will smash Labour's dominance in Scotland.

The tyranny of the selfie

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 08:55
Why the world is turning into one big selfie