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Court to hear Jayalalitha bail plea

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 20:09
A court in India is set to hear a plea for bail by the imprisoned former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha.

Street battles as IS enters key town

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 19:47
Civilians flee the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as Islamic State militants take three districts after street fighting with Syrian Kurds.

Nobel winner warns over immigration

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 19:20
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that polices on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.

Clegg to outline low-paid tax pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 18:35
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is expected to set out more details of how the party would fulfil its pledge to raise the personal tax allowance to £12,500.

VIDEO: Womb transplant mother speaks

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 18:02
A Swedish woman who gave birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb speaks about the breakthrough procedure.

ICC readies for Kenyatta appearance

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:52
The International Criminal Court is holding the first of two days of hearings in which Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will appear before it.

Samsung forecasts 60% fall in profit

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:50
Samsung Electronics forecasts a 60% fall in third-quarter operating profit, missing estimates, because of slowing smartphone sales.

Lib Dems 'could U-turn on airports'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:44
The Lib Dem leadership appear to be heading for a showdown with party members over their plans to back airport expansion at Gatwick.

In pictures: The 12 Labours of... Putin

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:44
Birthday boy's feats praised in art exhibition

VIDEO: Nick Clegg: 'We lost our voice'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:42
Liberal Democrats "lost their voice" in the first year of the coalition, the party's leader Nick Clegg admits.

Reviewing The Four Gay Marriage Cases The High Court Tacitly Endorsed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:39

All four cases relied on the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause to invalidate state bans on gay marriage. For now, the Supreme Court gave a tacit nod to the legal reasoning.

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Lightning kills 11 in Colombia

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:34
Eleven members of the Colombian Wiwa indigenous group are killed by lightning during a religious ceremony in a remote area of the country.

VIDEO: Taiwan's most unlikely philanthropist

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:11
A humble Taiwanese vegetable seller shows you do not have to be rich to donate money and make a difference.

The preacher refusing to give up keys to a Yangon church

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 16:02
The preacher refusing to hand over the keys to a Yangon church

Win two tickets to see Marketplace live in New York!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:55

How to enter:

1) Follow @Marketplace on Twitter.

2) Spot a Marketplace Road Show bus ad and tweet your photo of it to @Marketplace with the hashtag #numberslove.

3) That’s it! Check your direct messages on Monday, October 13, 2014, to see if you are a winner. 

Marketplace NYC Road Show Twitter Giveaway Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY - MAKING A CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THIS GIVEAWAY

HOW TO ENTER THE ABOVE GIVEAWAY: No contribution or purchase is necessary to enter the Marketplace NYC Road Show Twitter Giveaway (the "Giveaway"). To enter, a) become a follower of @Marketplace on if you aren't already, then b) tweet @Marketplace a photo of one of the city bus ads promoting the Marketplace Roadshow with the hashtag #numberslove BETWEEN between 5:00 p.m. ET October 6, 2014 and 11:59 p.m. ET October 12, 2014 (the "Entry Period").

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered an entry in this Giveaway (hereinafter individually as "Entry" and collectively as "Entries"), the Entry tweet must include both @Marketplace tweet to account, and include #numberslove, the official hashtag for the Giveaway in the tweet. The Entry must comply with APM's User Submission Terms of Use. The Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Entry is created. There is no limit to the number of times a follower may tweet a response; however, only one (1) tweet per person will count as an eligible Entry in the Giveaway.

Open only to legal residents of any one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY. DO NOT ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY UNLESS YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. The following persons are not eligible: Persons who on or after February 1, 2014, were or are employees of Sponsor or its related organizations, including American Public Media, their immediate family, or persons living in the same household. Void where prohibited by law.

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Winners are responsible for any costs associated with using the prize, including but not limited to transportation. Prize is nontransferable, is not good for cash, and cannot be exchanged for other merchandise. Winners will receive delivery of the prize as arranged by APM. Passes must be used in compliance with venue's policies. APM is not responsible for any event cancellations or changes. Every eligible Entry will be included in the drawing. On October 13, 2014,  one (1) winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible Entries. Winner will be notified by Twitter direct message on or about 4:00 p.m. CT October 13, 2014. Winner will be required to respond to the Twitter direct message from Sponsor with a reply e-mail within 24 hours of direct message send as a Winner. If a Winner (i) does not respond to the Twitter direct message as described above, (ii) is found to be ineligible, or (iii) the prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, then that unawarded prize will go to the first available back up thereof until the prize is awarded. The rules detailing giveaway eligibility and method of selecting winners are on file at American Public Media. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries.

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Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, technical, hardware, software or program failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Use of automated devices is not valid for Entry. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Giveaway or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Giveaway. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late Entries or Entries which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All Entries, upon submission, become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned and the Sponsor has the right to dispose of the Entries at Sponsor's discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the online portion of this Giveaway (or the entire Giveaway) should any computer virus, bugs or other technical difficulty or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway, at which time, the selection of the Winners will be determined in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received at the time of Giveaway termination.

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From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:21
The magic of video game sound effects

VIDEO: Photos from the royal court of Benin

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:17
Behind the scenes at Benin's royal court

'No impunity' over Mexico students

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:15
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto vows to identify and punish those responsible for the recent disappearance of 43 students after clashes with police.

VIDEO: 'Is that a barista in your pocket?'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:05
BBC News's Dougal Shaw checks out a smartphone-enabled coffee tap, designed for both business and home use.

Alcohol abuse linked to availability

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:05
Scottish neighbourhoods with the most licensed premises have the highest rates of alcohol-related illness and deaths.

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