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Moores named as new England coach  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:49 GMT
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January. 
Burnt boy in 'critical condition'  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:59:48 GMT
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal. 
Teachers to vote on strike action  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:01:37 GMT
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a campaign of industrial action and classroom walk-outs over pay and workload. 
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April 
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 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 
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine 
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents 
The eight tribes of vinyl collector  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:29:15 GMT
The eight tribes of people who keep buying records 
In pictures: Royal tour in Brisbane  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:26:19 GMT
Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate 
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National News From NPR
'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:55 -0400
Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:55 -0400
Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:55 -0400
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World News From BBC
'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT
Ukraine calls Easter truce in east  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:37 GMT
Plane search at 'critical juncture'  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT
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