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Follow a nice bum - 10 London Marathon tips

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:56
10 tips to get through the London Marathon

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:39
Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series, has died, a friend of her family has told the BBC.

VIDEO: 'You remember the funny bits of life'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:37
The comedy writer and actress Jennifer Saunders has written her first book, an autobiography

Week in pictures: 5-11 April 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:36
A selection of the best news pictures from the past week

Liverpool trio scoop monthly awards

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:33
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez are joint players of the month as Brendan Rodgers wins the managers' award.

UK construction output shrinks 2.8%

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:25
Output in the UK construction industry fell sharply in February as extreme weather halted work on building sites across the country, official figures show.

VIDEO: Duchess beats Duke in yacht race

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:20
The Duchess of Cambridge has beaten her husband, Prince William, in two yacht races during their tour of New Zealand.

Airport chaos a 'wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 01:16
The chaos at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve should be "a wake-up call for airports across the UK", a report by MPs says.

Hillsborough 'sign of unity' planned

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:53
Scarves from every football club in the top four divisions will create a number 96 on Liverpool's pitch as a "sign of unity" on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Julie Walters gets Bafta Fellowship

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:44
Actress Julie Walters is to be given the Bafta Fellowship, the highest honour the academy can bestow.

African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:38

As a scholar, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power wrote about the U.S. failure to intervene in Rwanda. Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to her about current crises in Africa.

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Venezuela in landmark crisis talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:33
Venezuela's president meets opposition leaders in crisis talks aimed at quelling weeks of protests, in which dozens have died.

Finance firm to create 200 new jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:30
A Wrexham-based financial services company announces plans to create 200 jobs due to growing demand.

Tebbit - McGuinness jibe was mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:29
Lord Tebbit concedes that he made a mistake when he said he hoped Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for attending a Royal banquet.

Tory MP Bone faces expenses inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:23
Conservative Peter Bone is under investigation for expenses relating to his second home, MPs' expenses watchdog says.

Longer waits but NHS holds its own

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:14
An influential report says NHS funding cuts may be behind longer waiting times but says Wales is not lagging behind the rest of the UK.

Scotch whisky exports stagnate

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 00:05
Scotch whisky exports remained flat last year, as sales were hit by slowing demand in China and other emerging markets.

One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:55

Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.

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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:53

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says.

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What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 23:52

In the coming years, U.S. Army rolls could drop to their lowest level since World War II. Some think a leaner force can meet the challenges ahead; others say the U.S. will face unacceptable risks.

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