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Burial women must repay £90,000

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:53
Two women who buried a man in their garden and continued to claim his benefits are ordered to repay almost £90,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Resign call over Rigby ballot slogan

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:47
An MP calls for the head of the Electoral Commission to resign for allowing the name of murdered soldier Lee Rigby to be used to promote a far-right political party.

Basketball Analyst Jack Ramsay Dies at 89

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:38

Ramsay coached the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA title before embarking on a long career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. The Hall of Fame coach had been battling cancer.

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East Ukraine mayor shot and wounded

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:27
The mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv is shot and wounded amid fresh unrest as the US imposes new sanctions against Russian individuals.

Up to 4,300 pigs die in arson attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:23
Up to 4,300 pigs are killed in a suspected arson attack at a farm in County Armagh, according to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

VIDEO: Dancing bid to excite the voters

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:21
One bid to whip up excitement about the European elections on 22 May comes in the form of a music video of young people dancing.

MP Nigel Evans rejoins Conservatives

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:10
Nigel Evans, the MP recently cleared of a number of sexual offences, rejoins the Conservatives in the Commons.

VIDEO: Fassbender on being in Frank's head

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 05:00
Michael Fassbender talks about what it was like to play the comedy character Frank Sidebottom.

Why cancer trends on social media

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:59
Why cancer trends on social media

Egyptian Court Hands Down 683 Death Sentences

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:58

It's the second mass death sentence in just two months in Egypt; however, all but 37 of the 529 people convicted in March had their sentences commuted.

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VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes hit US states

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:51
Several people are reported killed by tornadoes as a huge storm system sweeps across the central and southern United States.

Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:43

The New York Republican is facing a 20-count federal indictment, including charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. He turned himself in Monday, and was later released on $400,000 bail.

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MP in appeal over gagging clauses

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:30
An MP calls for ex-teachers to be released from so-called gagging clauses, as 'Trojan Horse' inquiries continue in Birmingham.

Want to buy a Tesla in China? Take a number.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:26

What is it about some products -- Furbies, iPhones, Nintendos -- that get us to wait in line to buy them? In China, the carmaker Tesla is inspiring a queue of its own, a months-long virtual waiting list to buy the Tesla S.

Cao Wenbo, a 36-year-old film producer in Shanghai, joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to talk about what got him to sign up for the all-electric sportscar. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

Day in pictures: 28 April 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:26
News photos from past 24 hours: 28 April

Invesco Perpetual fined £18m by FCA

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:25
The UK's largest retail investment manager, Invesco Perpetual, has been fined £18.6m by the city watchdog for exposing investors to unnecessary risk.

VIDEO: Sheffield fire 'extremely challenging'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:13
The conditions facing Fire and Rescue officers at a fire at a house in Sheffield were "extremely challenging", according to a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman.

VIDEO: Child pulled from barrel bomb debris

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:11
A BBC team has witnessed the devastating effects of air bombardment on Syrian civilians after gaining rare access to rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

Arrests after wild boars released

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:09
Wild boars are on the loose in Bridgend county following a burglary at a commercial premises.

Daley must 'knuckle down' - Waterfield

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:57
Tom Daley must "knuckle down" if he wants to get back among the medals says former Olympic partner Peter Waterfield.
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