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'Shocking' rise in use of food banks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:35:23 GMT
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust. 
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:30 GMT
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes 
Your pictures: South Africa  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa" 
In pictures: Chile fire rages on  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso 
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April 
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja 
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia 
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April 
Your pictures: Growth  Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:09:39 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "growth" 
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:29:35 GMT
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away 
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians 
Exhuming remains at Florida school  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:24:35 GMT
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida? 
Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:57:54 GMT
Landlocked Czechs build boat from bottles 
On a hill, in sight of Europe  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:56:04 GMT
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco 
How 3D is changing the shape of lessons  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:02:16 GMT
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons 
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National News From NPR
Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:00 -0400
Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400
Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:31:40 GMT
Ukraine military column 'disarmed'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:18:39 GMT
Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT
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