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Tony Award-Winning Director Gene Saks Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:43

Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.

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Mercedes pair's Ferrari wake-up call

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:30
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say Ferrari are genuine rivals after Sebastian Vettel's impressive victory in Malaysia.

PSNI letters sent to every NI home

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:28
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton writes to every home in Northern Ireland about what forthcoming policing changes will mean for the public.

Man shot in face in Belfast attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:21
A man in his 50s is seriously injured after is was shot in the face in a north Belfast gun attack.

Scottish parties begin campaigning

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:20
Scotland's political parties take to the streets of the country on the first official day of the General Election campaign.

Builders' confidence at record high

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:20
A regular survey of Scotland's construction industry by the Scottish Building Federation finds confidence at a record high.

VIDEO: What if there is no majority in May?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:16
What are the possible scenarios if no one party gets a majority in May? Ross Hawkins has a look at the options.

Flood warning issued in Kashmir

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:08
A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.

Unsolved mum-of-four murder reviewed

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:05
An appeal for information about an unsolved murder of a mother-of-four at her home in Oxford 20 years ago has been renewed by police.

Tories 'the true party of Wales'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 21:00
The Conservatives will defend their record in power as the party launches its Welsh campaign for the general election.

Labour 'will end cuts and conflict'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 20:59
Labour says it will end the cuts and conflict of the current government as it launches its Welsh campaign for the general election.

Election 2015: Me... and why it's all about you

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 20:59
BBC political editor Nick Robinson gives an update on his progress - and sets out his view on the election campaign which formally begins today.

Prada profit takes a hit from China

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 20:42
Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.

Australia orders new cockpit rules

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 20:03
Australia orders two people to remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last week's Germanwings crash.

Asian shares mostly up in short week

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 19:12
Asian shares got off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened week as investors awaited economic data from the region to boost market momentum.

Pension data 'sales' investigated

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 18:32
The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims that details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.

How Newcastle's arts venues survived cuts

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 17:34
How one Newcastle's arts venues found new ways to survive

Legal aid reforms 'risk justice'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 17:33
Critics of cuts to legal aid say they will inevitably lead to more miscarriages of justice, says Raphael Rowe.

False allegations 'blight' teaching

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 17:19
Schools must ensure blameless members of staff do not have their careers wrecked by false allegations, a union's annual conference will hear.

Inspector independence concerns MPs

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-29 17:17
The independence of chief inspectors in areas like prisons and the border force could be threatened by the way they are selected and budgets are set, MPs say.