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AUDIO: Teacher donates kidney to save pupil

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 04:32
A teacher has saved the life of a seriously ill pupil by giving her one of his kidneys.

Child finds Xbox security flaw

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 04:29
A five-year-old who worked out a security vulnerability on Microsoft's Xbox Live service has been officially thanked by the company.

Jobless Rate Holds Steady As Employers Add 192,000 Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 04:05

While job growth appears to have been slightly less than expected in March, the growth in February was revised upward. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7 percent.

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India multiple rapists to hang

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 04:02
A court in India sentences three men to hang, under a tough new law which carries the death penalty for those convicted of multiple sexual assaults.

England thrash SA to reach final

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:58
England thrash South Africa by nine wickets to reach their second successive World Twenty20 final against Australia.

Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting Shooter

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:45

Wednesday's shooting rampage, which left three victims dead and another 16 wounded, ended when Spc. Ivan Lopez reportedly killed himself. The officer had drawn her weapon and engaged the gunman.

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AUDIO: 'Disabled train access is atrocious'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:42
Former paralympian Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson criticises the "atrocious" access for disabled people on trains.

Houghton named new England captain

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:36
Manchester City defender Steph Houghton is named as the new England women's captain to replace Casey Stoney.

Liver transplant scheme extended

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:31
People with a severe alcohol-related liver disease will be eligible for liver transplants for the first time in the UK under a pilot scheme.

Axe probe 'should not involve Met'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:30
The brother of a private investigator found dead outside a London pub in 1987 says the Met Police should not be involved in any new inquiry.

VIDEO: Canadian lessons for Scottish referendum?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:28
There could be lessons for the Scottish independence debate from the 1995 Quebec referendum in Canada.

The art of falling off a racehorse

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:12
Jockeys on the art of falling off a racehorse

Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:03

Although Latinos are 17 percent of the population, they represent almost a third of frequent moviegoers. People of color overall attend movies at rates higher than their percentage of the population.

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Mozilla boss quits following gay row

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 03:02
The chief executive of Mozilla, who had been heavily criticised for supporting a ban on same-sex marriage, has stepped down.

Schumacher has 'conscious moments'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:57
F1 champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness" after months in a coma, his agent says.

AUDIO: Ryanair to be given image makeover

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:57
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has hired a new marketing team to give the company an image makeover.

Investors hunger for GrubHub

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:56

Momentum is building ahead of the initial public offering for GrubHub.

"So far this year, there have been 65 IPOs, raising $10.7 billion, a level of activity we have not seen since 2000," says Kathy Smith, a principal with Renaissance Capital, which specializes in researching and investing in IPOs.

In the case of GrubHub, Smith says sales are growing by more than 40 percent. 

And with more people using smartphones, the number of consumers using GrubHub could keep growing.

But GrubHub also faces potential challenges from other Internet companies like Yelp and Google.

“All these companies could theoretically can come in and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to be competing against you. Watch out.’ That’s their biggest worry,” says Peter Krasilovsky, a senior analyst with the media-research firm BIA/Kelsey.

VIDEO: How does a pinger locator work?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:55
Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott reports on the pinger locator being used to try and solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Tom Hardy to star in BBC One drama

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:52
Actor Tom Hardy is joining forces with Sir Ridley Scott for a BBC One period drama about the East India Company.

AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:45

Anja Niedringhaus died and Kathy Gannon was seriously injured when a man opened fire. They were in a car in eastern Afghanistan. The gunman is reported to have been a police officer.

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