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Singing priest shocked at success

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:42
Priest's cover of Leonard Cohen becomes viral sensation

Evacuation Order Came Too Late For Many On Ferry

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:36

Poor weather conditions hamper an increasingly anxious search for 287 missing passengers. The ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea a day earlier.

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Cancer hopes and ferry disaster - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:30
The prospects for the latest clinical trials of cancer drugs make some front pages, while many feature photographs of a ferry sinking off South Korea.

Health portal 'could save millions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:28
A new online portal could save the health service in Northern Ireland millions of pounds.

Storm-hit rail line payout revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:31
Compensation of up to £16m will be paid to train and freight operators following the destruction of the main railway line at Dawlish in the south-west of England.

Cathedral hosts Royal Maundy service

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:19
The Queen will bring the Easter tradition of handing out Maundy money to Blackburn Cathedral later.

Jockey Club makes record profits

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:58
The Jockey Club, the organisation behind the UK's leading horseracing events, reports record profits for last year of £22m.

Spy leaks 'criminally irresponsible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:44
Ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden risked the lives of secret agents by leaking documents containing their names, Conservative MP Liam Fox says.

'No evidence' in Tower Hamlets probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:39
There is "no new credible evidence of criminality" in files covering an east London borough, to suspect fraud, the Met Police says.

Don't axe 2021 census, MPs advise

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:28
It is "too soon" to decide whether to scrap the national census, and the 2021 survey should go ahead, MPs advise.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:21
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

10,000 new drivers 'lost licences'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:53
About 10,000 new drivers had their licences revoked after receiving six or more penalty points in 2012, Newsbeat finds through a Freedom of Information request.

Argentina girl kept years in garage

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:18
Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.

Hospital infections 'still too high'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:56
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.

VIDEO: Documentary of a secret photographer

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:43
Tom Brook looks at the life of a photographer who secretly took over 100,000 photographs of people in her day to day life

How MPs play the Exchequer namechecker

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:09
How MPs get saluted by the chancellor in the Budget

The return of rock: Four bands to watch

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:04
Four guitar bands to look out for in 2014

VIDEO: Is ZTE's choosy strategy working?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:54
ZTE has decided to pass over investing in areas where returns aren't likely to be high - its results later will show how its new strategy is paying off.

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:46
Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

VIDEO: Eaten by cannibals in New Guinea?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:41
Solving the mystery of Michael Rockefeller
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