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Chilean residents survey fire damage

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:56
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:56
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:54
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:50
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

Baby murder mum's sentence increased

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:06
A mother from Windsor convicted of murdering her 11-month-old son has her "unduly lenient" sentence increased at the Court Of Appeal.

Berlusconi to do community service

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:04
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.

Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

Injured Toure ruled out for two weeks

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:52
Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.

Mayor resigns over offensive remark

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:51
Swindon's mayor resigns after making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a meeting.

Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:48
Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.

Breaking Bad star wins fan prom date

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:25
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.

Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:25
Meeting Martin Varsavsky - Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:25

Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia's role in those protests "seems much more evident," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:24

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.

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EU safer lorries plan may cut deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:23
MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:16
How do you take a huge dinosaur skeleton across the US?

Mladic trial keeps genocide charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:14
Judges at the trial of ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic reject a move to drop genocide charges relating to the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

Panda is artificially inseminated

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:04
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.

Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say 'Gravy'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:03

A recent study on immigrant job-seekers in the United Kingdom reminds us again of the importance of code-switching: Unwritten cultural codes in conversation can have far-reaching impacts.

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AUDIO: RNIB: UK needs sight loss advisors

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 02:48
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.
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