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Tesco wins £1.50 milk compensation

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:44
Supermarket giant Tesco wins £1.50 compensation from a customer who spilt a bottle of milk in one of its stores.

Why Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On Being Your Local Urban Grocer

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:33

Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.

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McIlroy misses 'pure joy' of golf

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:22
Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy admits he does not love golf as much as he used to as a child.

Teachers threaten tests boycott

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 03:04
Teachers at the NUT conference back a ballot on a boycott of new literacy and numeracy tests for four-year-olds.

Campaign focus turns to Trident

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:17
Protesters are gathering in Glasgow to demonstrate against Britain's Trident nuclear weapons programme.

Men remanded over £1m cannabis haul

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:07
Two men are charged in connection with a £1m of cannabis haul in Northern Ireland.

Hospital baby death to be reviewed

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:06
The death of a baby born in hospital is to be independently investigated after a health trust referred itself for external review.

Far from Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 02:03

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."

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Joni Mitchell's condition 'improving'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:32
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's condition is improving in hospital, after she was found unconscious at home and admitted to intensive care, her website says.

Man, 25, charged with woman's murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:23
A man is charged with murder after a woman is found dead in a house in Newcastle, police confirm.

Ex-All Black held on assault charge

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:22
Former New Zealand rugby player Mils Muliaina is arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault in Cardiff last month.

In Freedom Seder, Jews And African-Americans Built A Tradition Together

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:16

More than 40 years ago, the communities wove together their stories of enslavement and liberation to create a new Passover ritual.

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Five suspects held over Kenya attack

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 01:08
Five people are being held for questioning after an al-Shabab massacre at a university in eastern Kenya that left more than 140 people dead, officials say.

Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 00:47

The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.

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Hampton Court celebrates 500 years

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 00:40
The history of Hampton Court Palace will be retold in one evening as part of celebrations to mark its five hundredth anniversary.

'Woods' days of miracles long gone'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 00:38
Tiger Woods' latest comeback will be the most demanding yet at a tournament more intense than any other, says BBC Sport's Iain Carter.

VIDEO: Polo swaps ponies for Segways

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 00:10
A new form of polo swaps the four-legged mounts for Segways, making it more accessible and cheaper.

VIDEO: 'Near-death' foal finds its feet

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 00:05
An abandoned foal found severely emaciated on a roadside has finally been able to stand up and run around after weeks of physiotherapy.

£1bn vow to 'build a better Wales'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 23:26
The Welsh government should be able to borrow up to £1bn to fund major new projects, the Liberal Democrats say.

'Miracle near-death' foal finds feet

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-03 23:19
An abandoned, "dying" foal, found on a roadside, is finally able to run around after weeks of physiotherapy.