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Megadams: Battle on the Brahmaputra

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:52
The battle for water on one of the world's great rivers
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US general avoids jail in sex case

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:33
A US Army general who pleaded guilty to inappropriate relationships with subordinates avoids jail time but is docked $20,000 (£12,122) in pay.
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Birdman told to pay £20,000 costs

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:24
A competitor in the Worthing Birdman competition is ordered to pay £20,000 in legal costs following a lengthy battle with the organisers.
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Beach body 'might be ferry jumper'

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:20
Police are investigating whether a man's body found on a Suffolk beach is that of an Albanian who jumped from a ferry while being deported, the BBC understands.
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Starbucks to expand alcohol sales

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:19
The coffee retailer plans to offer beer and wine at more of its cafes in the evenings in a strategy to sell alcohol at "thousands of select" outlets.
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Darkness halts Malaysia jet search

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:14
An international air search in the vast area of the Indian Ocean for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane ends for the day.
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Murder inquiry over river death

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:02
Police launch a murder investigation after the body of a 45-year-old man was found partially submerged in a river beneath a road bridge.
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NSA may release transparency reports

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 17:02
NSA deputy director tells the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) it needs to be more transparent in the wake of Edward Snowden's spy leaks.
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Benfica 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (agg 5-3)

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:54
Two late Nacer Chadli goals earn Tottenham a draw with Benfica but they still exit the Europa League.
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Somerset flood car 'sells for £101k'

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:53
A submerged car, which became the unofficial symbol of the Somerset floods, is the subject of a £101,100 winning bid on eBay.
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US sanctions target Putin's allies

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:38
US President Barack Obama announces further sanctions on Russian individuals close to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank over the crisis in Crimea.
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Williams given Freedom of Stoke

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:38
Stoke-on-Trent City Council grants singer Robbie Williams and the Stoke Sentinel newspaper Freedom of the City
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Urgent leak work at new Burrell show

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:34
Glasgow's Burrell Collection has to install protective covering for a small leak at a new exhibition, before it has even opened to the public.
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Uruguay to take Guantanamo inmates

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:27
President Jose Mujica of Uruguay says his country will take five prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
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Harley stable after breaking vertebra

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:24
Jockey Martin Harley's condition is "not as serious as first feared" despite breaking a vertebra at Lingfield.
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Lendl very hard to replace - Murray

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:18
British number one Andy Murray says it will be difficult to find a replacement coach who is as good as mentor Ivan Lendl.
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VIDEO: Asia Beats: Ruhaniyat, India

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:09
Ruhaniyat are a folk band with edge from the Indian city of Calcutta.
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VIDEO: Prof John Carey, a life in literature

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:04
Sunday Times critic and Oxford University professor, John Carey discusses his autobiography
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Can this radar spot a missing plane?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:52
A new advanced radar system has been tested successfully by scientists, but could it make a difference in the search for the missing plane?
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Anti-gay church founder Phelps dies

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:40
Fred Phelps Sr, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which was widely known for its inflammatory anti-gay protests, has died, his family say.
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