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Ferry relatives confront officials

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:57
Frustrated relatives of scores of passengers still missing from the South Korean ferry disaster angrily confront senior government officials.

Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:48
A passenger is detained at Bali airport after apparently attempting to enter an aircraft's cockpit while drunk, sparking a hijack alert.

Four classic Leeds-St Helens cup ties

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:39
BBC Sport looks at some thrilling Leeds versus St Helens encounters before Saturday's Challenge Cup fifth-round tie

Nigeria vows to find abducted girls

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:16
After a crisis meeting, Nigeria's government vows to do all it can to rescue some 190 girls abducted from their school last week.

What isn't available on Amazon Prime: Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-25 01:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week we're joined by tech reporter for the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo.

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Father Ted star joins EastEnders

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:58
Irish actress Pauline McLynn to have "recurring guest role' in the BBC One soap, playing Dot Cotton's daughter-in-law, Yvonne.

VIDEO: Cambridges on tour: Highlights

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:50
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the last two weeks touring Australia and New Zealand, but their tour is due to come to an end on Friday.

Sri Lanka name Atapattu as coach

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:49
Sri Lanka name former captain Marvan Atapattu as their interim head coach following the resignation of Paul Farbrace.

James Earl Jones returns to Broadway

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:25
Veteran US actor James Earl Jones is to return to Broadway at the age of 83 in You Can't Take It With You, a zany comedy five years his junior.

Strip parks of planning, farmers say

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:07
Farming union calls for Wales' three national park authorities to be stripped of their planning powers.

Town 'dumping ground' for trolleys

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 00:07
Thousands of dumped supermarket trolleys make a south Wales town one of the worst in the UK for the problem.

Royals head home as tour finishes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:59
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have waved goodbye as their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand draws to a close.

Search for Malaysia plane to widen

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:56
The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane could expand if the first Bluefin-21 search yields nothing, Australian officials say.

VIDEO: Former Apple CEO opens up about Jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:51
Former Apple chief executive John Sculley talks about business opportunities in Asia and the story behind Steve Jobs' infamous firing

UKIP bans 'racist views' candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:32
UKIP suspends a council candidate featured in its latest election broadcast for expressing "repellent" views on Twitter.

MPs urge action on foreign prisoners

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:20
Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.

Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:15

India's Bollywood film industry is increasingly reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.

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The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:09

Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the Web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:08

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise it for refugees and immigrants, and hope to mainstream it.

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With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-24 23:07

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.

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