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VIDEO: Migrants filmed scaling Calais fence

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 04:04
Migrants are captured on camera climbing over a security fence into the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais.

Cameron plan 'won't stop dirty cash'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 04:03
David Cameron's plans to crack down on "dirty money" being used to buy UK property have been criticised by tax and property experts.

Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 04:03

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.

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Should church introduce transgender baptism?

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 04:00
A vicar has asked the Church of England to debate introducing a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition, reports Caroline Wyatt.

Stephen Merchant play to close early

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:59
The Mentalists, starring Stephen Merchant, is to close one month early in London's West End.

Wood an injury doubt for England

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:58
England seamer Mark Wood is an injury concern ahead of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston.

Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Turkey

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:51
Turkey's president says Kurdish attacks on Turkish targets make peace impossible, as Nato members discuss its campaigns against border militants.

People's president: India mourns Abdul Kalam

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:33
The death of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has triggered an outpouring of grief in India.

Hamilton's 'out-of-body experience'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:32
David Coulthard watches an erratic Lewis Hamilton "dance a fine line between genius and disaster" at the Hungarian GP.

'I lost all honour in gender case'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:19
Sprinter Dutee Chand is glad others will not face similar abuse after being cleared to compete following a gender case.

Turkey vs Islamic State vs the Kurds

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:16
What lies behind Turkey's decision to bomb the Kurds and Islamic State - while pushing for a 'buffer zone' in Syria? The BBC Neil Arun explains.

Thieving on-the-run vicar jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:14
A vicar who went on the run after being found guilty of pocketing more than £16,500 of church fees is jailed for almost three years.

Accused falls down court stairs

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:08
An ambulance was called to Armagh courthouse after a man accused of assaulting victims campaigner Willie Frazer fell down a flight of stairs.

In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:02

The sentence was handed down in connection to killings during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father Moammar Gadhafi. Saif Al-Islam, however, is being held by a militia in the west.

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Corbyn: I'm embarrassed by sexy label

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:00
Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn says he is "embarrassed" by Mumsnet users calling him "sexy".

PODCAST: Emergency Grexit

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:00

How far did Greece go in planning to possibly give up the euro? More on that. Plus, we talk to Lorena Ascencios, head wine-buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits, about corkscrews for our on-going Pro Tool series.

Why simple is best when it comes to corkscrews

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:00

Lorena Ascencios

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As part of our series called Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional, we're looking for those must-have devices in the possession of anyone in the workforce, be they a hair dresser, dancer or writer.

The fourth item in our series? A bottle opener. 

Professional: Lorena Ascencios, wine buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits in Manhattan. 

Pro Tool: Waiter's corkscrew

Why it's a Pro Tool: "It kind of looks like a pocket knife, you can fit it in your pocket. It's discreet and it's small and it fits just about anywhere ... But ultimately the most important aspect of this is the wine in and of itself. "

Click on the audio player below to hear Ascencios explain how to open a bottle of wine with the waiter's corkscrew — and why you may not want to pop the cork. 


Android bug affects 'billion' phones

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:56
A bug in the Android mobile operating system is discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.

How to get a Walk of Fame star

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:53
How do you get a star on the famous Walk of Fame?

Congolese player in intensive care

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:52
Congolese striker Rudy Guelord Bhebey Ndey is in intensive care after falling on his head during a match on Saturday.