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Plaid success is 'vital' for Wales

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 23:27
Wales could be "completely sidelined" unless Plaid Cymru wins more seats at Westminster, election campaign co-ordinator Lord Wigley will tell the party's conference in Caernarfon.

Pregnancy drug inquiry concerns

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 23:20
Campaigners who believe a hormonal pregnancy test damaged their unborn children say they are "disappointed" with the initial actions of an inquiry into their claims.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 22:26
Rodgers not interested in Man City job, Liverpool want Real Madrid's Vazquez, Spurs chase Alderweireld, plus more.

Derailed Oil Train Continues To Burn In Illinois

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 21:30

It's the third fiery derailment of trains carrying Bakken crude oil in three weeks, raising more questions about the volatility of the oil and the safety of the tank cars used to transport crude.

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Tory-Labour coalition 'may be needed'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 21:02
A Conservative-Labour coalition may be needed after the election to prevent the SNP holding the balance of power, a former Tory party chairman says.

VIDEO: Baltic nations' nervous about Russia

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:48
Baltic nations are increasingly nervous about the threat posed by an increasingly confident Russia, as Katya Adler reports.

Funeral whip-round for one-county man

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:06
Friends and strangers club together to pay for the funeral of a man who had never left Norfolk until he was rushed to hospital following a fire that ultimately took his life.

Saturday night Tube strike due

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 20:00
London Underground staff are due to go on strike in protest at the sacking of a Tube driver who failed two alcohol breath tests.

VIDEO: Condemnation of Nimrud destruction

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 19:54
Officials say Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed ancient art and sculptures in the Assyrian city of Nimrud, which dates back to the 13th Century BC.

Smart meters energy scheme 'at risk'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 19:37
Plans to install energy saving smart meters in every UK home and business by 2020 risk veering off track, an influential group of MPs warns.

Mali nightclub attack kills four

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 19:18
At least four people - two of them Europeans - are killed in an attack on a nightclub in Mali's capital city of Bamako.

Every police force facing major cuts

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 18:32
Every police force in England and Wales is preparing for dealing with major budget cuts over the next five years, BBC research finds.

Missing MH370 plane 'will be found'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 18:29
Malaysia's transport minister tells the BBC he is confident the missing MH370 aircraft will be found in the southern Indian Ocean.

NHS 'whistleblower' demands new job

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 18:29
A former NHS boss who says he was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has called for an apology and a "comparable" job.

Scotland 'cannot afford' Tory win

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 18:11
Scotland cannot afford the risk of the Conservatives emerging as the largest party in the May UK election, Labour leader Ed Miliband will say.

Brazil's Petrobras scandal deepens

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 17:28
Brazil's Supreme Court backs an investigation into dozens of politicians over their alleged involvement in a corrupt scheme involving state oil firm Petrobras.

Report: Recent Guantanamo Releases Less Likely To Reengage In Terrorism

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 17:22

The data show former detainees a bit more likely to join insurgents than they were six months earlier. But the most recently-released are less likely to do so.

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MPs' concern at police mugshot files

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 16:51
A parliamentary committee says police use of biometrics needs greater control, amid concern about images of innocent people being kept on file.

Sorry seems to be the easiest word

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 16:45
People seem to be quick to apologise for wrongdoing these days, says Rob Broomby - but are they really saying it is their fault?

Race relations 50 years after Selma

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 16:42
How far have US race relations come?