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Boston Project 'inaccurate' - lawyer

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 06:32
The Boston College project, used to charge an alleged former IRA commander with aiding the murder of Jean McConville is full of inaccuracies, a court in Belfast is told.

This week's movers and shakers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 06:32
What's been happening in the business world this week?

Revered Muslim ruler dies in Nigeria

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 06:24
The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders, and a vocal critic of Boko Haram, has died after a long illness.

Brazil probes organ-selling claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 06:21
Brazil's prosecutors are investigating allegations that organs are being illegally taken from unidentified bodies and sold for medical research.

Djokovic reaches French Open final

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 06:17
Novak Djokovic battles past Ernests Gulbis on a hot afternoon in Paris to reach his second French Open final.

Minister urges 'culture for all'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 06:07
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid urges the arts community to ensure "culture is for everyone" during his first keynote speech in Bristol.

RBS in push on government stake sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:55
RBS in push on government stake sale

Cameron's joy at by-election victory

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:53
David Cameron says the Conservatives' "clear economic message" helped it hold off UKIP to win the Newark by-election.

Garda report ordered on Tuam babies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:51
The Irish justice minister orders a report from the police on all the information it has on the deaths of almost 800 children at a mother and baby home in the Republic of Ireland.

The prevailing myth of sex before sport

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:46
The prevailing myth that athletes shouldn’t have sex before sport

Bolt 'not ready' to race after injury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:41
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt delays his return to competitive action after falling behind in training following injury.

What the work place can learn from professional soccer

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:41

Diversity is good for team performance in soccer, according to a new study by political scientists Edmund J. Malesky and Sebastian M. Saiegh. With the World Cup just days away, we take a look at the benefits of diversity in the field and what the world's biggest businesses can learn from the sport. Sebastian M. Saiegh joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to share more on their findings.

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Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:40

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.

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Silicon Tally: Tetris turns 30 and we all feel old

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:31

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Lib Dems: Tactical voting to blame

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:14
Lib Dem Danny Alexander says many people voted for other parties to "keep UKIP out", explaining their sixth place in the Newark by-election.

VIDEO: Madeleine: Police focus on new areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:12
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have expanded their search of scrubland in Portugal.

Vodafone reveals direct wiretaps

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:04
Vodafone says that a small number of governments have direct access to communications flowing over its networks.

Judi Dench to star in Tulip Fever

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:00
Dame Judi Dench is to star in the film version of Deborah Moggach's popular novel Tulip Fever.

$1.7 Million can buy a lot of Monster Energy drinks

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:56

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 Million in a case against Monster Energy Corp for copyright infringement. The disputed Youtube video, posted by Monster in 2012, featured several remixed Beastie Boys hits like "Sabotage" and "Make Some Noise." Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz "Ad-Rock" and Michael "Mike D" Diamond were on hand for much of the trial, having originally asked for $2.5 Million. While Monster claims that it was an internal mistake -- claiming an employee thought the company had permission to use the music -- the jury still sided with the Boys, awarding them an amount significantly above the $125,000 initially offered by Monster.

The Beastie Boys have long opposed the use of their music in advertisements. The group’s Adam Yauch, who died in 2012, prohibited the use of his music in advertisements in his will.

And in case you were wondering, we crunched some numbers on what $1.7 Million looks like for all parties involved:


That's how many Monster Energy Drinks you could buy with $1.7 Million


That's the number of CD copies of "Hot Sauce Committee Part II" you could purchase with the same amount of money. "Make Some Noise," one of the disputed tracks, comes from this album.

VIDEO: Nun wins The Voice in Italy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:55
A young nun who became an internet sensation after appearing on Italy's version of The Voice, has won the finals of the TV talent contest.
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