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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?

Apple Increases Stock Buyback, To Split Stock

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:34

Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.

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China releases Japanese cargo ship

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:33
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:02
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.

Worries over young wanting surgery

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:00
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:03

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.

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In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:14
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections

Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:02
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.

Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:00
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:49
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:39
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.

Indians vote on big polling day

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:28
Indians begin voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.

Traffic clampdown for 2014 Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:45
Major restrictions on traffic and parking are to be introduced in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games.

More councils needed, claims report

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:42
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.

Surveyors warn of skills shortages

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:35
Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:57
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
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