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Officer cleared of Taser assault

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:39
A police officer who used a Taser stun gun on a naked man who threw his underpants at him is found not guilty of assault.

Appeal after tumours dog put down

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:34
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog found to have painful cancerous tumours and left tied to some railings in Oxford, has to be put down.

Seized Nigerian girls 'taken abroad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:19
Some of the schoolgirls abducted by suspected militant Islamists in northern Nigeria are believed to have been taken to neighbouring states, a local leader tells the BBC.

North Korea Conducts Artillery Drills Near Southern Border

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:19

The exercises, while not uncommon, are considered provocative in the immediate wake of President Obama's visit to South Korea.

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Wimbledon losers' prize money boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:03
Prize money for players who lose in the first three rounds at this year's Wimbledon rises by over 100% over a three-year period.

Day in pictures: 29 April 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 05:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 29 April

UK banks face housing 'stress test'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:45
Eight UK banks and building societies will face so-called stress tests, to assess their resilience to an economic downturn, the Bank of England announces.

AUDIO: Mum of SEN kids explains 21-hour day

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:45
A mother who has three children with special educational needs shares her audio diary of a typical morning.

Putin hugs German ex-chancellor

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:33
Germany's ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder gets a controversial birthday hug from President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.

Several Wounded In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Georgia

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:28

Police say at least six people were hurt in an incident early Tuesday at the facility in Kennesaw, Ga. The shooter is reportedly dead.

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EU Follows U.S. In Imposing New Sanctions On Russia

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:24

The sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin's "inner circle" drew a response from Moscow, which described them in Cold War terms.

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Drugs found in 'Kinder Egg inserts'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:19
Crack cocaine and heroin hidden inside "Kinder Egg plastic inserts" are found by police on a Manchester street.

VIDEO: 'I'm in remission, thank god'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:17
Parminder Sangha believes her positive attitude helped her overcome a brain tumour that could have killed her.

Heartbleed used against net thieves

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:53
The Heartbleed bug is being used to grab information from closed chatrooms where cyber thieves gather to trade data.

Bank outlines economic doomsday scenario

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:49
Bank outlines economic doomsday scenario

Report: BBC News 'can feel distant'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:47
A review of the BBC's news output finds it to be "trusted and highly regarded by audiences" but suggests some viewers can find it "distant".

Cech & Terry return to training

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:45
Chelsea's Petr Cech and John Terry train ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:41
The chancellor hails GDP growth figures but says the recovery cannot be taken for granted.

Fire death pair 'absolute treasures'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:41
Two children killed in a house fire in Sheffield were "absolute treasures", their head teacher says.

Mexico 'cartel ties' mayor detained

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:37
The mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, one of Mexico's largest port cities, is arrested on suspicion of having links with a drugs cartel.
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