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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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Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:24
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Niger battles meningitis outbreak

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:16
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.

Guardiola ready for Barca homecoming

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:14
Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola will return to a very different Barcelona in the Champions League semis to the one he left.

Comcast Calls Off Merger With Time Warner

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 06:09

Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.

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Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-24 05:56

The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.

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Man, 70, jailed over £150m drug plot

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 05:49
A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a £150m cocaine smuggling operation is jailed for 10 years.

Wenger is not my rival - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 05:47
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho plays down rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger before Sunday's derby.

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-24 05:43
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

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