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Uganda uproar over toddler's death

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:01
The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.

PM 'determined' to win back Rochester

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:01
UKIP's win in the Rochester by-election was narrower than expected, says the prime minister, as he vows to work to win the seat back.

Tan says Wigan's Whelan is 'racist'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:00
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan accuses Wigan counterpart Dave Whelan of being a racist following several controversial comments.

VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:55
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time.

Miliband: Flags tweet disrespectful

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:37
Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".

Quiz: Have you seen your kid’s data?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:36

A majority of states gather data on students over time in longitudinal databases, according to the Data Quality Campaign, but not all of them guarantee parents access to that information.

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Work dries up for Salmond lookalike

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:36
Alex Salmond's departure from his role as first minister has hit one man especially hard - his lookalike.

The NHS this winter - how chilly will it get?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:30
There's a nip in the air - and thoughts in Westminster, Whitehall, and the NHS are focussing on winter.

Holy trademark! Batman v Valencia

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:29
La Liga giants Valencia are facing a fight to be allowed to use a bat symbol on their crest - from the creators of Batman.

How a single tweet led to resignation

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:21
How exactly did the Thornberry tweet lead to her resignation?

Two dead as London balcony collapses

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:16
Two men die and at least six other people are injured as a balcony collapses in west London.

PFA hopes Evans gets other offers

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:15
The PFA hopes Ched Evans will be "given an opportunity at another club" after Sheffield United withdraw training offer.

Aereo files for Chapter 11 reorganization

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:15

On Friday, the beleaguered television-streaming service Aereo announced it would file for Chapter 11 reorganization. Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia wrote in a blog post that doing so would, "permit Aereo to maximize the value of its business and assets without the extensive cost and distraction of defending drawn out litigation in several courts."

It's been a long journey since the cloud-based television streaming company got started three years ago—Aereo's promise to change the way we watched television was immediately met by a lawsuit brought on by major TV networks.

Aereo celebrated some victories: this year, when ABC's live-stream of the Oscars failed where Aereo's succeeded. But ultimately, a 6-3 vote from the Supreme Court found that the company violated federal copyright law by retransmitting copyrighted programs without paying a fee. In other words, the court didn't buy Aereo's technological argument.

The company was considered a favorite among cord cutters—people who favor streaming services over cable—and there's been a rise in networks jumping on the streaming bandwagon since Aereo lost in the high court. And in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision, there have even been companies looking to take Aereo's place.

 

New pro-independence paper to launch

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:11
Scotland's first pro-independence daily newspaper - The National - is to be launched.

Ex-boxer jailed over one punch death

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:11
A former boxing champion is jailed for 18 months for killing a man in a so-called single punch incident in Omagh, County Tyrone.

VIDEO: Thornberry: 'I got it wrong over tweet'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 04:11
The Labour MP Emily Thornberry has apologised for ''upsetting or insulting'' anyone with a tweet she sent during by-election campaigning in Rochester.

Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 03:55

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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VIDEO: India's online shopping revolution

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 03:45
The e-commerce industry in India is accelerating rapidly, but some worry the supply chain may not keep up with demand.

Wedding off until stag man found

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 03:38
A bridegroom whose cousin went missing in Prague during his stag weekend says he will cancel the wedding unless his relative is found.

VIDEO: Car chase ends in building collapse

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 03:38
A woman in the US State of Missouri has had a lucky escape following a dramatic car chase in Kansas City.

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