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Boy rescued from Nepal quake rubble

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
A teenage boy is rescued after surviving for five days in the rubble of a building, following an earthquake that killed some 5,500 people in Nepal.

Girl dies after being thrown off bus

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:59
A 14-year-old Indian girl dies and her mother is seriously injured when they are thrown off a bus by men who tried to sexually assault them.

Assisted suicide bill 'flawed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:49
Proposals to allow assisted suicide in Scotland contain "significant flaws", according to a report from Holyrood's health committee.

Cameron in pledge to young people

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:47
More young people would get a "first chance" under a Conservative government, Prime Minister David Cameron will say later.

Miliband: 'Chance to change country'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:43
Ed Miliband launches Labour's final week of election campaigning, telling voters they have "the chance to change how our country is run".

The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:25

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.

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Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Founder: Monument Almost Never Got Built

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:24

Jan Scruggs commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War with a walk along the memorial he pioneered building.

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Brazilian teachers clash with police

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:23
Officials in the Brazilian city of Curitiba say more than 200 people have been injured in clashes between protesting teachers and police.

Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:23

As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.

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McDonald's China supplier fined

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:19
Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.

RBS posts £446m first-quarter loss

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:08
Legal and restructuring costs pushed Royal Bank of Scotland into the red for the first quarter of 2015.

Will men ever live as long as women?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 23:00
New research from Imperial College London suggests the gender gap between men and women's life expectancies is narrowing. But why does the gap exist?

Ko to donate to Nepal quake relief

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 22:56
World number one Lydia Ko will donate any prize money she earns this week to a Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund.

BA owner sees first-quarter profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 22:54
IAG, the airline group that includes British Airways and Iberia, reports a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 22:25
Arsenal ban player's mother, Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Angel Di Maria, Marseille consider Patrick Vieira plus more.

£44m brain imaging centre milestone

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:53
A new £44m brain research imaging centre in Cardiff reaches an important milestone.

Reports of shots fired at parked car

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:49
Police in Londonderry are investigating reports that shots were fired at a parked car.

Midwives to stage strike action

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:41
Midwives in Northern Ireland are to stage a four-hour strike action on Thursday in a dispute over pay.

VIDEO: 'I take a look inside my brain'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:39
BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke tests one of the scanners at a £44m brain research imaging centre.

Photos: Baltimore Quiet For 2nd Night; New York, Denver Protests Noisier

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:33

Police arrested about 100 demonstrators in Manhattan after crowds tried to block a major tunnel, and pepper spray was deployed in Colorado. In Baltimore, the curfew was honored.

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