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Glee star to appear in McQueen play

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:34
Glee star Dianna Agron is to make her British stage debut in a new play about fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Possible fatty acid detected on Mars

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:19
A fatty acid might be among organic molecules discovered on Mars by Nasa's Curiosity rover.

On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:19

Nepal is a poor country. Unemployment is high. Politics is a mess. But as one resident puts it, "[We] have the ability to be happy about how unhappy we are."

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Suicide verdict in 'troll' inquest

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12
A coroner records a verdict of suicide in the inquest into the death of Brenda Leyland.

Mosque Attacks In Yemen Kill Dozens

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12

Suicide bombers struck at two Shiite mosques said to be frequented by supporters of the country's Houthi rebel movement.

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McKinstry named new Rwanda coach

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:12
Northern Irishman and former Sierra Leone boss Johnny McKinstry is named the new coach of the Rwanda national football team.

Despite A Wave Of Data Breaches, Fed Says Patient Privacy Isn't Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:07

Hackers may have gained access to records for 11 million people covered by Premera Blue Cross. It's the latest lapse keeping an obscure government agency that investigates the breaches busy.

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Scores charged in paedophile inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 05:02
More than 260 people are charged with offences following a National Crime Agency operation targeting suspected paedophiles

Kenya jail frees 100-year-old woman

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:51
A 100-year-old Kenyan woman - jailed after failing to pay a $1,000 fine - is freed from prison following a national campaign.

'Funding crisis will harm education'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:50
A funding crisis in schools in England risks damaging pupils' education, according to a survey of head teachers.

Google thwarts legal threat in US

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:29
Google narrowly escaped being prosecuted by the US government in 2012 over its dominance of the search market, reports the Wall Street Journal.

600 at crash death teenager funeral

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:14
The funeral for one of four people who died in a car crash in Powys is being held.

Sun writers cleared in bribery trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:11
Four Sun journalists, including the newspaper's chief reporter and royal editor, are cleared of paying public officials for stories.

Soldier beheading plan teen jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:07
A teenager found guilty of planning to behead a British soldier is jailed for 22 years by a judge at the Old Bailey.

USA councillor asked to stand down

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:02
A Suffolk councillor who is moving to the United States and says he can still do the job, has been formally asked to stand down.

Who will win the 2015 Six Nations?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:00
The 2015 Six Nations could go down to the very last minute of the tournament - who do the experts expect to win?

Pope makes Cardinal O'Brien ruling

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 04:00
Pope Francis has accepted Keith O'Brien's decision to give up his rights and duties as a cardinal, BBC Scotland understands.

Facebook hoax suicide ends in arrest

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:59
A man who posted a fake suicide threat on Facebook ends up being arrested and put in a psychiatric institution for nearly three days.

Man wins £39k over IVF baby deceit

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:48
A woman who conned her former husband into believing he was the father of her IVF baby is ordered to pay £39,000 in damages.

Rapist identified by Facebook post

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:45
A rapist is handed a life sentence after he was caught when one of his victims saw his picture on Facebook.