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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:37

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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Disposable income 'half UK average'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:31
Disposable income in Northern Ireland households is increasing but is less than half of the UK average, according to an economic consultancy.

VIDEO: How will the European electorate vote?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:29
Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?

Q&A: Ecclestone on trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:19
What are big questions as F1 chief's bribery trial begins?

US troops in Poland for exercises

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:59
A first contingent of US troops arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

Justin Bieber's Miami trial delayed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:51
A judge in Miami-Dade County grants a request from Bieber's lawyers to postpone the case until July.

Skills deficit a concern: survey

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:50
Skills shortages are an issue in the NI construction sector as its recovery continues, according to a survey.

Governments clash over pension costs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:50
The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.

Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:49

While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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Wales ready to submit Euro 2020 bid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:44
August's Uefa Super Cup can act as a platform for Cardiff's bid to be a Euro 2020 host city, says FAW chief Jonathan Ford.

Woman held over children's deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:29
Police continue to question a 42-year-old woman suspected of murdering three of her children in south-west London.

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:08
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.

Ex-Blue Angels Leader Investigated For Inappropriate Work Climate

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:08

The Navy released some details of a complaint filed with its inspector general against Capt. Gregory McWherter, who was relieved of duty as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.

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Plans for new Belfast student block

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:03
Plans are submitted to build a nine-storey, 200 bedroom student accommodation block next to the University of Ulster's new Belfast campus.

'Lessons learned' over European aid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:01
European aid is now being well managed after learning lessons from earlier project failures, auditors say.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 22:00
US film star Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

South Korea Ferry Toll Hits 159 As Relatives Wait

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:50

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll neared 160 and more than 140 are still missing.

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Education warnings 'six years ago'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:42
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, were first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

Nepal Officials Go To Everest To Try To End Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:42

Nepalese tourism officials traveled to the base camp at Mount Everest Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

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Europe braces for first vote since crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:35
Eurosceptic voter backlash – how big could it be?

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