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Beaked whale is deep-dive champion

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:22
Cuvier’s beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme divers among marine mammals, able to go nearly 3km down and hold their breath for more than two hours.
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VIDEO: Theme parks-visit council criticised

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:21
A Kent council has been criticised over its plans to send nine of its bosses on a £15,000 trip to US theme parks.
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One lonely man and his hoard of Nazi art

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:48
Art stolen by Nazis and the man who hid it for 50 years
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Michigan quashes same-sex marriages

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:33
The governor of the US state of Michigan says the state will not recognise more than 300 gay marriages performed after a judge struck down a ban.
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VIDEO: Secret vault for long-lost treasures

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:32
Cornelius Gurlitt is a reclusive man, but he was recently found to be holding one of the world's biggest private art collections.
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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: New face of Egypt's old guard

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:24
The rise of Egypt's mysterious Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
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Ukraine agrees to 50% gas price hike

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:21
Ukraine's interim government says it will raise gas prices for domestic consumers by 50% in an effort to secure an IMF aid package.
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Patients waiting 29 hours in RVH

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:14
Two patients wait on a hospital trolley in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital's emergency department for more than 29 hours, the BBC learns.
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Bletchley code-breaker Roberts dies

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:09
Raymond "Jerry" Roberts - one of the last surviving code-breakers to work at Bletchley Park on high-level Nazi communications - dies, aged 93.
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Clifford 'revolted' by sex claims

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:06
Publicist Max Clifford tells his trial allegations he has a sexual interest in children are "utterly revolting, utterly untrue, disgusting lies".
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Boy 'critically ill' after collision

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:02
A six-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being struck by a car in Lisburn, County Antrim.
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VIDEO: Why did Facebook spend $2bn on VR?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:43
Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).
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VIDEO: SB.TV founder Jamal's business tips

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:42
SB.TV founder and multi-millionaire Jamal Edwards talks to School Reporters from the Paddington Academy about his business success.
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VIDEO: CCTV 'shows derailed Chicago train'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:29
Footage posted on YouTube appears to show CCTV video of the moment a metro train has derailed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the US.
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Egypt to try more than 900 Islamists

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:10
Egypt orders the prosecution of 919 suspected Islamists in two mass trials, days after hundreds more were sentenced to death in a separate case.
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Killed Rwandan 'was rebel adviser'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:50
A murdered ex-Rwandan intelligence chief was advising South African and Tanzanian intelligence as they prepared to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to battle M23, the Rwandan-backed rebel group, the BBC learns.
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Threat to World Cup host city lifted

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:43
The southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is confirmed as a host city for this summer's World Cup after key legislation is passed.
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US and EU mull new Russia sanctions

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:38
After talks in Brussels, EU and US leaders say they are considering "deeper sanctions" against Russia if its troops move further into Ukraine.
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Job fears at Belfast call centre

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:37
There are fears that up to 200 jobs could be lost at a call centre in north Belfast after the firm lost a major contract.
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Leader's haircut for N Korea students

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:26
Male university students in North Korea must get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, reports say.
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