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US admits hostages killed in raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 06:24
The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages who were being held by al-Qaeda in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Feeling Blue? Share A Laugh With Archbishop Desmond Tutu

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 06:05

When he chuckled at a conference last week, the world was definitely a happier place. And when he spoke, he reminded us all how little moments can have a big impact.

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Kellie Maloney returns as promoter

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:57
Kellie Maloney is returning to boxing as a promoter after undergoing gender reassignment, despite resistance from the top of the sport.

VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Chile volcano

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:55
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

Dave Lee Travis 'financially ruined'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:53
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis was "financially ruined" by his lengthy legal battles, a court hears.

U.S. Operations Killed Two Hostages Held By Al-Qaida, Including American

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:48

Two Americans who worked for al-Qaida were also killed in the counterterrorism operations in January, the White House said. The two hostages killed included an Italian who had been held since 2012.

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EU Leaders Close To Agreement To Deal With Influx Of Migrants

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:41

Days after 900 were feared drowned, the European Union is struggling to forge a new policy to combat the flow of people setting off mostly from Libya in overcrowded boats.

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Hubble issues 25th birthday image

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:32
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Sturgeon condemns candidate tweets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:27
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon condemns social media comments by one of her party's UK election candidates.

VIDEO: Outbreak of deliberate grass fires in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:26
Fire crews in south Wales have dealt with more than 700 deliberately-set grass fires this month.

Woman 'vanished' into pavement hole

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:22
A woman with a shopping trolley is rescued after she "disappeared" into a hole which had opened up in the pavement.

Is military force the solution?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:16
The BBC's Jasmine Coleman looks at proposals for military action to target people smugglers and alternative ideas to stop migrants dying at sea.

SA march against xenophobic attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:07
Thousands of people are marching in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a wave of xenophobic attacks.

Proms celebrate Ibiza and Sherlock

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:04
This year's BBC Proms features concerts inspired by the Ibiza dance scene, Sherlock Holmes and the Hubble space telescope.

Video Of Volcano Erupting In Chile Is Amazing In Time-Lapse

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:03

It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash.

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Political broadband map revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:38
Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.

Saudis launch new Yemen air strikes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:36
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have struck Houthi rebels across Yemen in fresh raids, two days after announcing the end of a month-long air campaign.

Deutsche Bank hit with record fine

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:30
Deutsche Bank is fined a total of $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators for trying to manipulate interest rates.

VIDEO: Some fun campaign moments for politicians

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:28
Archives reveal some lighter moments of British and international politicians on their campaign trails.

The huge choice for voters

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:20
The economic choice confronting voters is the starkest since 1992. That is the assessment of the Institute for Fiscal Studies of the main parties' deficit reduction plans.