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French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 4:57pm
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
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Brazilian police end strike over pay

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 4:53pm
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
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Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 4:53pm

For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this fall.

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Man charged with firearm possession

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 4:45pm
A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.
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Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 4:10pm
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
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Obama sends condolences on South Korean ferry disaster

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

President Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.

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Obama says Ukraine deal a 'glimmer of hope,' but won't 'count on' Russian cooperation

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 3:43pm

President Obama said Thursday that a newly struck diplomatic agreement on Ukraine offers the "prospect" to "de-escalate" the crisis, but warned that the U.S. is preparing "additional consequences" if the Russians don't hold up their end of the bargain.

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The Saudi women smoking shishas

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 3:26pm
Should a woman need a man with her to smoke a hookah?
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French troops free Mali aid workers

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 3:20pm
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
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Raising specter of genocide, US Ambassador Power slams ‘industrial-style slaughter’ in Syria

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 3:19pm

America’s ambassador to the United Nations raised the specter of genocide in Syria after officials this week sounded the alarm about spiraling violence in that country’s civil war. Gruesome photos of purported civil war victims were shown earlier this week to the U.N. Security Council, depicting corpses with bones protruding and eyes gouged out. 

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Sydney airport go-ahead

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Economic gold or nightmare reality?
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Joe Biden's son to run for governor

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 2:58pm
Beau Biden, son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, announces he will run for governor of the state of Delaware in 2016.
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Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 2:49pm

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 2:27pm
Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
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World Championship scores and results

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 2:07pm
The scores and results for the 2014 World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.
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Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 1:53pm
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.
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Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon

BBC News - April 17, 2014 - 1:48pm
Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.
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Kerry reacts to report that Jews in Ukrainian city told to register

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 1:36pm

Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to a report Thursday that Jews in one restive Ukrainian city were sent notices telling them to register, a development he called "grotesque."

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Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 12:55pm

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.

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Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

Fox News - April 17, 2014 - 12:55pm

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.

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