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'Fashionable' smartwatches announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:51
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.

VIDEO: Douglas Carswell announcement in full

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:43
Watch the full statement as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to the UK Independence Party. He will stand down as MP for Clacton to seek re-election in a by-election.

Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:40
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.

Job fears in Barclays office closure

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:37
Fears of job losses are raised following the possible closure of a Barclays city centre office.

England call up uncapped quartet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:30
Uncapped Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.

Caption Challenge: Mr Full Moon

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:26
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:23

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

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'Rooney the right choice to lead new England era'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:20
Why Wayne Rooney is the perfect candidate to captain England

Woman killed in Carrickfergus crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:19
The woman who died in a car crash in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, was Heather Steele, 53, who was from the area.

Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:13
News images from around the world: 28 August

Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:07
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.

VIDEO: Simon Cowell 'upset' at Radio Times

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell says he felt "upset" after reading a recent interview published in the Radio Times.

Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02

Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.

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HMS Illustrious taken out of service

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:01
HMS Illustrious is taken out of service at the Portsmouth Naval Base after 32 years.

PODCAST: iPad giant

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:00

First up, we talk to Susan Schmidt, Managing Director at Mesirow Financial in Chicago about signs that the U.S. economy is gathering strength. And it's been the man-bites-dog business story of the summer: the company where they employees didn't loath the boss, they liked him to the point they effectively shut down the business after he was ousted in a family feud for control. Today, at the New England grocery chain Market Basket, those employees and supportive customers got what they were looking for. Arthur T. Demoulis is coming back as CEO after his reported $1.5 billion buyout offer was accepted. Plus, how about an iPad the size of a bathroom mirror? Published reports suggest that what may be on the way is a 13-incher, big as a modest laptop. 

'Three Rs' primary scores up sharply

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:57
Official data shows a rise in the percentage of primary pupils in England achieving the expected level in the "Three Rs".

'Biggest cave' is found in Shetland

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:54
The biggest cave in Britain can be found in Shetland, and is not Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, a geologist claims.

'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:53
The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.

VIDEO: Esha Ness cave is 'UK's biggest'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:50
Geologist Jonathan Swale claims that the Calders Geo sea cave at Esha Ness in Shetland is the largest in Britain.

France urges special Libya support

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 02:48
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
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