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Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 07:24
One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.

Red Bull are 'high maintenance'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 07:21
Engine supplier Renault demands more respect from Red Bull after two seasons of largely disappointing results.

Uneasy calm hides turbulence in Tripoli

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 07:21
The Libyan capital may appear calm, but it is still very far from being stable or peaceful, says John Simpson.

Face of 'Thankerton Man' revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 07:14
Scientists from Dundee University recreate the face of a young man who lived more than 4,000 years ago.

£600m hospitals revamp plan unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 07:04
Radical plans for a £600m transformation of hospital services in south-west Wales are revealed.

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 07:03

The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.

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VIDEO: Inside nuclear team's analysis labs

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:59
Bethany Bell gets an exclusive look at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) laboratory near Vienna.

Aston Villa sign Ghana striker Ayew

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:53
Aston Villa sign Ghana striker Jordan Ayew, as they look to replace Liverpool's Christian Benteke.

Woman guilty of child sex abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:43
A woman is found guilty of the sexual abuse of children, including rape.

A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For 'Lion-Like' Animal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:34

Police have been receiving reports of a large "lion-like" animal roaming the city, but over the weekend police confirmed a sighting.

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Burnell first Brit to seal Rio place

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:20
Jack Burnell becomes the first British athlete to qualify directly for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 10km swimming marathon.

Why are some jokes being hidden on Twitter?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:20
Why is Twitter hiding some jokes?

Where you live will cost you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-07-27 06:00

Conventional thinking might lead us to believe that people who reside in cities with higher living expenses probably also have the highest debt burdens. But residents of the City by the Bay have the least credit card burden of any major metropolitan city, according to a new study by

Using data from credit bureau Experian, determined how long it would take for residents of 25 of the largest U.S. cities to pay off their current credit card debt. And the results were all over the map.

Metropolitan areas on the coasts tended to have lower credit card burden than elsewhere in the country, while areas of the South were on the opposite side of the spectrum.

Courtney Miller, an economics writer for NerdWallet, says a lot of it comes down to the culture surrounding credit card debt.

"I think there’s a ton of factors that go into it, and part of it is how much people need to rely on credit cards. So a city like San Francisco ... there [are] a lot of cash-only places in that kind of city."

San Antonio came in last place, where residents were projected to take the longest to pay off credit card debt — in fact, of the top 10 cities with the highest debt burden, seven were located in the South. Miller points to lower overall income in those areas, combined with a tendency towards higher credit card debt.

But there are a lot of moving parts to determining credit card debt. Take Alaska for example.

"They tend to have a higher credit card debt, but they actually have a pretty high credit score compared to the rest of the country ... (In Alaska), maybe you have to buy things online more, so you use a credit card more," Miller says.

Automated trucks seek German licence

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 05:52
Car manufacturer Daimler is hoping to test self-driving trucks on German roads as early as this year.

Fringe society defrauded of £200,000

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 05:45
More than £200,000 was fraudulently taken from from the organisation which runs Edinburgh's Fringe festival by a former employee.

Who was 'Mr Big' Paul Massey?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 05:39
How businessman Paul Massey earned the fearsome moniker

Has disabled sport lost 2012 momentum?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 05:31
David Weir fears momentum generated by disabled sport "will die" due to not being in the public eye enough.

Gift cards for phones offer launched

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 05:08
Consumers can exchange old mobile phones for instant gift vouchers at catalogue retailer Argos.

Test cricket is 'brutal' - Bell

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 05:04
Under-pressure England batsman Ian Bell describes Test cricket as a 'brutal environment' ahead of the third Ashes Test.

Dane Bowers 'hit ex in glitter row'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 04:52
Singer and DJ Dane Bowers hit his ex-fiancee in the face during a row over why he had glitter on his face, a court hears.