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Iran urged to agree nuclear deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:48
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urges Iran to "seize the opportunity" of reaching a deal on its nuclear programme in Vienna.

VIDEO: Games tech boost for movie planning

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:42
Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee look to have given the blockbuster a boost by applying computer games technology to the film industry.

VIDEO: Two dead in London balcony incident

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:28
Two men have died and at least six other people have been injured in an incident in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge where eyewitnesses say a sofa was being moved through a balcony window.

VIDEO: BBC F1 team's best moments of 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:27
The BBC F1 team share their favourite moments of the 2014 season so far, as the title goes down to the wire at the last race in Abu Dhabi.

Boehner: 'We Will Not Stand Idly By As President Undermines The Rule Of Law'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:26

House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama acted like a king when he deferred the deportation of up to 5 million immigrants.

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VIDEO: Bid to 'remove worst bits' of Health Act

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:25
Liz Kendall says a Labour private member's bill would remove the worst bits of the huge Health and Social Care Act.

Teenager raped 91-year-old woman

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 05:17
A teenager admits raping a 91-year-old woman at her home in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

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.

 

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