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Boy survives flight in wheel well

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:10
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

VIDEO: Footage captures tower 'welding' fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:05
Dramatic footage filmed on a mobile phone is released showing a high-rise building on fire in north China.

Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:58
The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.

North Koreans in 'Emmental' training

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:54
North Koreans in training for Kim Jong-un's school favourite

UK scares sports piracy site offline

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:51
One of the biggest sports file-sharing sites closes down after a UK police force warns its operators that they could face jail.

Murder inquiry after bodies found

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:51
Police arrest a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder after two bodies are found in a house in Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

Major blaze 'risked other buildings'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:41
More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds save nearby buildings from "certain destruction".

After Tragedy, Nepalese Sherpas May Refuse To Climb Everest

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:35

The deaths last week of at least 13 guides have led others to issue demands, including for more compensation for families of the dead. They're considering a boycott if the requests aren't granted.

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Family says farewell to Peaches

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:29
Friends and family join Bob Geldof to pay their last respects to his daughter Peaches, as her funeral is held in Kent.

Teachers vote for strike in June

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:29
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.

PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:23

Two things Netflix-related happened last week. One, Netflix released a trailer for the new season of Orange is the New Black. Two, we got more evidence that Netflix is the new cable.
Data in a new report show nearly 1 in 5 homes with a Netflix or Hulu subscription has no cable.

Once upon a time, we saw Japan as a massive exporter of things like cars, televisions and electronics. That was then. Today there's word Japan's trade deficit surged 70 percent over the last year. The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker's been following this and joined us to discuss.

Meanwhile, a movie you may have never heard of has quietly made a fortune at the box office. The budget of the Christian indie film "God's Not Dead" was dirt cheap relative to other films atop the box office charts. The production budget was less than $3 million, but faith-based movies have a way of making good money using unconventional marketing, all while flying far below the mainstream radar.

 

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:09
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.

VIDEO: Mourners attend Peaches' funeral

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:07
The funeral has taken place of the TV presenter and writer Peaches Geldof, who died suddenly, two weeks ago, at the age 25.

Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:03
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.

VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi's tribute to Win Tin

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:53
Aung San Suu Kyi has paid tribute to Myanmar pro-democracy movement veteran Win Tin, who has died at the age of 85.

VIDEO: Captain hails ferry safety in film

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:43
A promotional video from 2010 has emerged in which the captain of the South Korean ferry which sank last week says he believes ferries are the safest form of transport.

Truck 'deliberately driven at house'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:39
The driver of a flatbed truck who "deliberately" crashed it into a house in Derby leaving it seriously damaged is hunted by police.

Win Tin, Myanmar's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:36

The former newspaper editor, who co-founded the National League for Democracy with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, spent 19 years in prison until his release in 2008. He died Monday of organ failure.

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Live Blog: The 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:29

The twin bombings of 2013 cast a long shadow on Monday's race. Still, a field of 36,000 is hitting the streets of Boston to participate in the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world.

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VIDEO: Gun salute in London for Queen's birthday

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:13
The Queen's 88th birthday is being marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.

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