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Too many basic jobs - John Lewis chief

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:57
John Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield warns that more than a fifth of UK jobs only require the educational level expected of an 11-year-old.

Actor Warren Clarke dies, aged 67

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:49
British actor Warren Clarke, best known for TV role in Dalziel And Pascoe, has died aged 67, his agent confirms.

Day in pictures: 12 November 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:45
24 hours of news images: 16 November

Microsoft patches '19-year-old' bug

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:44
Microsoft patches a critical bug in its software that had existed for 19 years, according to IBM researchers.

Man dies after crash at hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:27
A 55-year-old man is killed after colliding with a lorry at the University Hospital of Wales.

VIDEO: Michael Ball reflects on his music

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:18
Michael Ball has used his own record collection as inspiration for his new album.

South Africa make five changes

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:11
South Africa name World Cup winners JP Pietersen and Schalk Burger in the starting XV for Saturday's Test against England.

Webber wants Button in sportscars

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:10
Jenson Button, whose McLaren future is uncertain, is urged to move to the world endurance championship by Mark Webber.

China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:08

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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US 'to delay' vote on net neutrality

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:07
A controversial decision on how internet service providers in the US will be regulated is reported to have been delayed.

Energy security 'under threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:04
The US shale gas boom disguises serious risks to the security of global energy supplies, according to the International Energy Agency.

Migrant sandwiches 'can be better'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:01
The Earl of Sandwich says migrants can make as good or better sandwiches as UK workers after Greencore's attempts to recruit in Hungary.

PODCAST: Black Friday takes a whole week

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-12 03:00

Market players are also looking at a downbeat forecast from Britain's central bank; one more reason interest rates aren't going up in the U.S. any time soon. And a surprise announcement out of Beijing today: The United States and China have come to a joint agreement ... on climate change. For the first time, China is drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions. And what about the United States? Plus, instead of stuffing your face in one sitting, imagine a bacchanalia spread over five days. The biggest of retailers Walmart says it wants to stretch out the frenzy of post-Thanksgiving shopping into nearly a week of sudden sales and other promotions. In practice that means some of the special deals won't happen on so-called Black Friday. And at a more spiritual level, is this the time to mention that there's more to life than consumption?

EU migrant rescue policy criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:57
UN officials criticise Operation Triton, the EU's new policy towards migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe.

Queue-jump car 'endangered children'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:50
A woman says she was assaulted when she tried to stop a 4x4 vehicle driving along a grass verge, putting dozens of school children in danger.

Juncker denies tax break allegations

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:48
European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker denies allegations he encouraged tax avoidance during his time Luxembourg prime minister.

Missed chances prior to nurse murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:47
Police missed opportunities ahead of the death of a nurse who was stabbed more than 130 times by her ex-boyfriend in Greater Manchester, a watchdog finds.

Third Ebola death confirmed in Mali

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:46
A Malian nurse and the patient he was treating at a clinic in Bamako become the second and third people to die from Ebola in the West African country.

VIDEO: Rosetta scientist shows off comet tattoo

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:42
Project scientist Matt Taylor says he is so confident the European Space Agency will land its probe on the comet, that he has got a new tattoo depicting the event

Female driver hopeful of F1 debut

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 02:34
British female driver Alice Powell says it would be "amazing" if she makes her F1 debut with Caterham in Abu Dhabi.