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BBC Radio 4 - This Old Heart of Mine, Series 1, The Pump

Reverend Giles Fraser recently had a heart attack followed by quadruple bypass surgery. His heart has suddenly become very real to him in a way it never was before. This is life and death stuff, and he has been forced to look at changing his ways.<p>He sets out to find people who can help him …

1,000 Musicians Play Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Live, at the Same Time

In July of 2015, 1,000 musicians gathered together in Cesena, Italy and performed in unison a rollicking version of the Foo Fighters' song "Learn to …

Foo Fighters

Mother of Michigan Woman Allegedly Killed and Hid in Attic By Childhood Friend Says Suspect Was 'Obsessed' With Her

The mother of Jessica White, the 21-year-old whose childhood friend allegedly confessed to killing her and stuffing her body in his attic, says …

Tim Bosma trial: Mark Smich wrote rap lyrics about killing people

Accused killer Mark Smich wrote rap lyrics about killing people and running from the police, the jury heard Tuesday at the trial of two men accused …

April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record<p>Last month was the hottest April on record globally – and the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records.<p>The latest figures smashed the previous record for …

Climate Change

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016: Winners and finalists

Results of the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016 were recently announced. Photographers from more than 120 countries participated in the contest. The …

Prince 'diagnosed with AIDS weeks before his death and was preparing to die' - shock US claims

Music icon Prince was “preparing to die for a little while” after being diagnosed with AIDS, according to reports in the US.<p>A music industry source …

Two-year-old child fatally shoots mother in US

A two-year-old boy has fatally shot his mother from the back seat of the car as she drove along a motorway, police officials in the city of Milwaukee said.<p>Tuesday's shooting comes less than two months after a mother was shot and wounded in similar circumstances in the state of Florida.<p>The Milwaukee …

‘I stepped on a bomb and blew up’: Army vet turned Ottawa councillor to participate in bodybuilding show

What was your excuse again?<p>Coun. Jody Mitic isn’t using any from his long list of options to avoid the gym these days.<p>That’s because the Innes ward …

Oscar Pistorius 'dressed Reeva Steenkamp's body after shooting her dead in violent struggle'

Oscar Pistorius dressed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp 's body after shooting her dead in a violent struggle, it has been claimed.<p>Investigators allege …

Earth Day celebrations across the planet

Earth Day is a global celebration of our environment that takes place every year on April 22 to show support for our environment. Earth Day 2016 is …

Hubble's bubble: Space telescope captures gorgeous Bubble Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit around the Earth 26 years ago, on April 24, 1990, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, a gorgeous new image has been added to the Hubble Heritage gallery.<p>NGC 7653 is also known as the Bubble Nebula, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out …

Cosmology

B.C. pedophile 'Swirl Face' apologizes to victims

Christopher Neil told a B.C. Supreme Court that he no longer believes sex with children is acceptable "anywhere in the world" at the conclusion of …

Give Homolka a chance, say advocates for convicts

The mere fact Homolka had been living undetected for some time in small-town Quebec suggests the notorious criminal has successfully reintegrated …

Harriet Tubman: How an abolitionist icon made it on to the US $20 bill

A woman will finally have her day on the US currency. The problem is that Harriet Tubman, born a slave and a leading abolitionist and humanitarian, …

Grieving father sues homeopath 'who said his son’s cancer could be cured with vitamins'

A Spanish father has launched a court case against a homeopath he accuses of telling his son his cancer could be cured with “fungi and …

Indo-Canadian women give birth to far more boys than women born in Canada | The Star

A preference for boys among Indian-born parents may have contributed to a deficit of more than 4,400 girls over two decades in what researchers in a …

Community Health

Police: Ex-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said …

Adam Cavanagh's murderer gets maximum youth sentence of 7 years

Nearly a decade after Calgary teen Adam Cavanagh was shot dead while hosting a small party in his parents' basement, his killer has received the …

Grandmother, age 55, gives birth to triplets

In the UK the NHS will provide the process only up to the age of 42, so the couple turned to a private London clinic. They used their savings and …

Teacher calls 12-year-old Muslim pupil a 'terrorist' as he laughs watching 'Bend It Like Beckham'

A teacher who called a 12-year-old boy a “terrorist” has been placed on paid administrative leave in Texas.<p>The schoolboy, 12 –year-old Waleed …

Spring 2016: Best photos from across the world

The first Japanese Cherry Blossom in Tokyo brings out the crowds in Shinjuku Park on March 29.<p>College students wearing traditional costumes walk …

The Simpsons' Smithers coming out as gay was inspired by writer's son

Waylan Smithers Jr, Mr Burns’s loyal, long-time assistant on The Simpsons, will to reveal to viewers this weekend what most of them have known in …

37 of the tallest athletes

Hailing from Leeds, England, the former Scottish rugby union playets played from the lock position from 1997 up until 2001-02 for clubs including the …

It takes ten to 12 people to create a fake bill, says one counterfeiter, but the profits are huge in Lima – where investigators know of four sophisticated operations<p>Joel Quispe sells his art for pennies on the dollar. Each masterpiece is roughly three feet long and two feet wide. Every print …

Corruption

2016 International Pillow Fight Day in pictures

As ​International Pillow Fight Day is being celebrated across the globe on April 2, 2016, we bring you some of the best pictures.