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Stolen artworks returned to Italy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:13
An ancient statuette and an 18th Century painting are returned to Italy, having turned up in New York decades after being stolen.

Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 07:07

Vegetable tattoos, both temporary and permanent, can make for beautiful body art. Some enthusiasts are hoping to use them to encourage healthy, seasonal eating.

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No prosecutions over bin lorry crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:59
There will be no criminal charges as a result of the Glasgow bin lorry crash but a fatal accident inquiry will be held, it has been confirmed.

Prime minister 'degrading' NHS

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:57
Staff morale is being damaged by criticisms of the NHS in Wales, a nursing chief tells the prime minister.

VIDEO: Records broken in Gabba thriller

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:57
Ireland record the third highest successful run chase in ODI history at Brisbane Cricket Ground as they beat United Arab Emirates by two wickets in a thrilling match.

Netanyahu visit 'destructive' says US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:53
A top adviser to US President Barack Obama warns that the Israeli Prime Minister's decision to address Congress is "destructive" to US-Israel relations.

Netanyahu's Talk 'Destructive' To U.S.-Israel Ties, Susan Rice Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:19

The national security adviser says the Republican invitation to Israel's prime minister to address Congress – and his acceptance of it – has "injected a degree of partisanship" into relations.

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Please Don't Let An Earthquake Hit When I'm In The Shower

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:17

Kathmandu is ranked number one for the risk a major earthquake poses to its residents. The "Earthquake Lady" tries to ensure that everyone is prepared for the big one.

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Analysis: An HIV 'game changer'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 06:11
James Gallagher asks if we have reached a game-changing moment in HIV?

May I Move My Son Off My Insurance So He Can Buy On The Exchange?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:58

Young adult children may have more options than their parents in choosing health coverage. So they may want to go their separate ways when shopping for insurance.

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Inglewood Approves Plan For NFL Stadium, In Deal Involving Rams Owner

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:57

The unanimous vote Tuesday night came after "a consultant compared stadium noise in surrounding neighborhoods to that of bird calls," KPCC reports.

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Is actor Crowe serious about Leeds?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:56
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe asks his Twitter followers whether it would be a good idea to buy Leeds United.

US high court hears headscarf claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:54
The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager.

King calls musical 'wonderful gift'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:53
Singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.

HSBC boss' account: 'no tax purpose'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:52
HSBC group chief executive has told UK Members of Parliament that holding a Swiss bank account through a Panamanian company had "no tax purpose".

Greek government suspends football

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:52
The government of Greece suspends professional football in the country in a crackdown on fan violence.

Postponement of Afcon 2023 'agreed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:34
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.

What MPs do as second jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:30
What MPs do when they are not being MPs

Fears grow for Christians held by IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:24
There are fears that more Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic State in north-east Syria than at first thought, as fighting in the area rages.

Lull raises hopes for Ukraine truce

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:20
The Ukrainian army says it suffered no casualties in 24 hours for the first time in weeks, in a sign that a fragile ceasefire may be taking hold.