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AUDIO: Cowell: X Factor acts have got worse

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:29
X Factor presenter Simon Cowell has told Radio 4's Today programme that the standard of acts appearing on the X Factor talent show has dropped since 2010.
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Medals stolen from 100-year-old man

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:28
War medals belonging to a 100-year-old veteran and his father are stolen from his Kent home.
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The footballer who disappeared

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:27
The footballer who beat England - then disappeared
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How maths helped find another lost plane

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:25
How clever maths helped locate a lost plane at sea
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Debt firms selling 'unsuitable' plans

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:24
People struggling with debt are being talked into expensive repayment plans that offer poor value for money, says the financial services watchdog.
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Police Scotland makes £72m savings

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 20:04
Police say savings they have already made could mean they will achieve their £1.1bn target two years earlier than forecast.
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Brazil hails 'iconic' player Bellini

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:57
President Dilma Rousseff leads tributes to legendary World-Cup winning Brazil football captain Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, who died this week.
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Police to be quizzed on rape report

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:44
Five Greater Manchester officers are to be investigated by the police watchdog over the handling of a report of a rape.
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Stop doing evil, Pope tells mafia

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:31
Pope Francis launches a stinging attack on the mafia, warning gangsters that they will go to hell unless they repent and stop doing evil.
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Wenger ready for 'game of the season'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:04
Arsene Wenger says his 1,000th match as Arsenal boss will be the "game of the season" as his side face Chelsea on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Turks voice defiance over Twitter ban

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:53
Some 2.5 million tweets were posted within three hours of Twitter getting blocked in Turkey.
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Canada 'webcam killer' in plea offer

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:19
A Toronto man accused of killing a Chinese student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend offers to admit manslaughter.
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Leeds Rhinos 54-6 London Broncos

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 18:04
Ryan Hall's first-half hat-trick against the London Broncos helps the unbeaten Leeds Rhinos go top of Super League
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Worcester 11-13 Wasps

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:59
Worcester old boy Andy Goode kicks a last-minute conversion as Wasps hand Warriors a heartbreaking defeat.
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VIDEO: Migrants rescued off Sicilian coast

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:51
The Italian navy says more than 4,000 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily in the past four days.
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VIDEO: One very long night on Twitter

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:29
Key moments of how the site was blocked
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No debris found in second search day

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:25
The second day of an international search for a missing Malaysian airliner concludes without any sightings of debris in the southern Indian Ocean.
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Brazil troops to quell Rio violence

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 17:01
Brazil's government says it will send federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to quell recent attacks targeting police ahead of the World Cup in June.
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NYC boy 'shot dead bus bystander'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:56
A 14-year-old boy is arrested after allegedly firing a gun on a New York City bus in a suspected gang dispute, killing an innocent bystander.
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Putin signs Crimea annexation law

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:36
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law formally annexing Crimea, as the EU announces new sanctions against key officials.
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