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Boston set for emotional Marathon

19 min 48 sec ago
Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds.
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Teachers vote for strike in June

21 min 41 sec ago
UK's National Union of Teachers vote for strike action in June over pay, pensions and conditions.
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Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

27 min 1 sec ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
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VIDEO: Russian 'outrage' at Sloviansk attack

30 min 22 sec ago
Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
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Victoria Coren makes poker history

39 min ago
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.
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S Korea leader condemns ferry crew

1 hour 10 min ago
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".
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Sir Bob to pay tribute to Peaches

1 hour 13 min ago
Sir Bob Geldof will pay tribute to his daughter Peaches later, as her funeral is held at the same church as where she married in Kent.
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'Hillsborough words inspired us'

1 hour 14 min ago
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.
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Captain America holds on to top spot

1 hour 15 min ago
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims a third week at number one in North America, while Johnny Depp's latest movie falls flat.
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Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate

1 hour 35 min ago
An inferno on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.
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Japan warns over China ship seizure

1 hour 45 min ago
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
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Boy survives flight in wheel well

2 hours 31 min ago
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
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Kraft recalls 96,000lb of hot dogs

2 hours 33 min ago
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.
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Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village

3 hours 6 min ago
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village
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VIDEO: Cubans trace roots to African village

3 hours 31 min ago
A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.
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Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

4 hours 47 min ago
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.
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MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'

5 hours 16 min ago
A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.
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Japan's trade deficit quadruples

April 20, 2014 - 11:27pm
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.
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Ferry transcript reveals crew panic

April 20, 2014 - 11:03pm
The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
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PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

April 20, 2014 - 10:46pm
Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country.
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