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Couch and Barrow win bronze in Kazan

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:42
Great Britain's Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow claim bronze on day one of diving's World Series in Kazan.

London set for 'greatest ever race'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:34
Defending champion Wilson Kipsang and world record holder Dennis Kimetto will go head-to-head at Sunday's London Marathon.

Man guilty of two-year punch killing

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:34
A nightclub bouncer is found guilty of the manslaughter of a man who died more than two years after he felled him with a single punch.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:20
The week's big numbers, visualised.

Appeal over 'dangerous' missing man

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:14
Police appeal for help in tracing an ex prisoner whom they have described as potentially dangerous.

'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:00

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to get execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours notice.

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Malawians boycott South African shops

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:55
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

VIDEO: Prince Charles' Gallipoli tribute

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:55
At a ceremony marking its centenary, the Prince of Wales pays tribute to those who fought in Gallipoli, one of World War One's bloodiest campaigns.

Poland bars Putin-backed bikers

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:44
Poland refuses entry to the pro-Kremlin biker group Night Wolves, saying it cannot ensure security for the gang on its WW2 commemorative ride.

Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:36

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

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Hartlepool fans 'should not black up'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:34
Hartlepool fans set to dress up as Bob Marley for a game at Carlisle should avoid "blacking up", says Kick it Out.

Man in court over student murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:31
A man appears in court for a second time charged with murdering Irish student Karen Buckley.

Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:31
Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Plea to tackle tabloid 'hate speech'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:30
UK authorities are urged to tackle "anti-foreigner abuse" in the tabloid press after a Sun column refers to migrants as "cockroaches".

VIDEO: Axe-wielding robber tackled by staff

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:22
A man had been sentenced to six years in prison with a four-year extended license period, after threatening staff with an axe at a shop in County Durham.

Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:14

The magazine said Corliss died Thursday night in New York following a stroke he suffered a week ago. Corliss reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years.

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Foiled post office axe raider jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:06
A serial criminal who was brought to the ground by the owner of a County Durham shop during a failed axe raid is jailed for six years.

2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:59

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made but there's a long way to go.

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Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:49
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April

VIDEO: What matters to a teacher

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:45
Susan Condy from Cambridge trained as a teacher, but has struggled to find work since having a child.

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