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Appeal over 'dangerous' missing man

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:14
Police appeal for help in tracing an ex prisoner whom they have described as potentially dangerous.

'Bali Nine' Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 08:00

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to get execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours notice.

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Malawians boycott South African shops

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:55
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.

VIDEO: Prince Charles' Gallipoli tribute

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:55
At a ceremony marking its centenary, the Prince of Wales pays tribute to those who fought in Gallipoli, one of World War One's bloodiest campaigns.

Poland bars Putin-backed bikers

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:44
Poland refuses entry to the pro-Kremlin biker group Night Wolves, saying it cannot ensure security for the gang on its WW2 commemorative ride.

Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:36

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

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Hartlepool fans 'should not black up'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:34
Hartlepool fans set to dress up as Bob Marley for a game at Carlisle should avoid "blacking up", says Kick it Out.

Man in court over student murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:31
A man appears in court for a second time charged with murdering Irish student Karen Buckley.

Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:31
Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Plea to tackle tabloid 'hate speech'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:30
UK authorities are urged to tackle "anti-foreigner abuse" in the tabloid press after a Sun column refers to migrants as "cockroaches".

VIDEO: Axe-wielding robber tackled by staff

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:22
A man had been sentenced to six years in prison with a four-year extended license period, after threatening staff with an axe at a shop in County Durham.

Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:14

The magazine said Corliss died Thursday night in New York following a stroke he suffered a week ago. Corliss reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years.

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Foiled post office axe raider jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 07:06
A serial criminal who was brought to the ground by the owner of a County Durham shop during a failed axe raid is jailed for six years.

2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:59

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made but there's a long way to go.

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Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:49
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April

VIDEO: What matters to a teacher

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:45
Susan Condy from Cambridge trained as a teacher, but has struggled to find work since having a child.

Amateur leads Boston Marathon for a mile

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:37
A former professional triathlete reveals he overtook the elite field in the Boston Marathon so his daughters could see him on television.

Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:37

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.

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Chile volcano causes flight problems

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:30
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think of The Big Picture

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:28

Negative feedback is supposed to be good for us, but it sure doesn't feel so good. Shifting the context by thinking more broadly helps blunt the sting, a study found. So does embracing change.

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