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Dale Cregan 'hid in flat in Leeds'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:53
Police killer Dale Cregan hid in a flat in Leeds city centre for several days after he killed two men in Greater Manchester, a court hears.

MP 'abused young men in Parliament'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:49
The former deputy speaker of the House of Commons sexually abused young men in Parliament and at the Conservative Party conference, a court hears.

Hurricane Fly heads Cheltenham field

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:47
Jump racing's showpiece Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday with more than 230,000 people expected to attend the four-day meeting.

Snowden warns of web's 'dark arts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:41
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden portrays a bleak future for the internet as he speaks via video link to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

Questions over Labour jobs plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:39
Is Labour's jobs guarantee scheme too good to be true?

VIDEO: Tributes to Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:33
Stars of the theatre share memories of the Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis who died on Saturday at the age of 82.

Swift reclaims 'top earner' crown

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:28
Country star turned pop sensation Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's annual list of music money makers, a title she held in 2012 only to relinquish last year to Madonna.

Companies are falling over themselves to go public

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:27

We're not very far into 2014, but you can already call this the year of the IPO. So far, more than 40 companies have gone public. That's more than double last year at this time and the most since the economic boom year of 2007. "And the party’s just starting," says John Fitzgibbon, founder of IPO Scoop. He says the IPO boom is all about the strong stock market. "It’s very simple approach. Good stock market equals good IPO market. Lousy market, kiss it goodbye."

The stock market has been a bit bumpy, but worries about a crash are easing. Investors now want to put their money into companies they think will deliver solid returns. "The increase in the activity for the IPO market is really a statement of how much the market had been held back in the previous last few years," says David Menlow, president of IPO Financial.com. And Menlow says many companies feel they’ve gotta go public before the other guy. "They’ll be a sense of urgency as we move through the year and businesses will expand and as a result we’re expecting all boats to rise with the tide."

Menlow expects we’ll see the IPO pace keep up through the end of the year.

 

MPs deserve pay rise, says Bob Crow

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:21
MPs deserve a pay rise so they are not forced to "scramble around the place", union leader Bob Crow says.

Zero hours concern over rail safety

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:20
Claims that the introduction of zero hours contracts could affect safety on Britain's railways are a cause for concern, an MP has said.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:15
David Cameron says there is still an opportunity for Russia to resolve the Crimea crisis.

Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:12
Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.

England reach Cyprus Cup final

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:06
Lianne Sanderson scores twice as England reach the Cyprus Cup final with a 2-0 win against Canada.

Injured Root out of World Twenty20

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:01
Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.

Sandwich Monday: The Dunkin' Donuts Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwich

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:01

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a bold new idea from Dunkin' Donuts: an Eggs Benedict sandwich. Finally, a gourmet brunch the same diameter as your cup holder.

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What If Ukraine Still Had Nuclear Weapons?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-10 09:58

Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons two decades ago when Russia and the U.S. pledged to respect its sovereignty. Amid the current crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians now say that was a mistake.

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Blakelock 'curled up and screamed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 09:55
PC Keith Blakelock curled up in a ball and screamed for help as a mob hacked him to death during the Broadwater Farm riots, an eyewitness tells the Old Bailey.

Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-10 09:46

Cornell University President David Skorton has been named the Smithsonian's next secretary. Skorton, a cardiologist and amateur jazz musician, will be the first physician to lead the nation's attic.

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Pistorius sick as post-mortem read

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 09:45
Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body.

South Sudan hit by anti-UN protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-10 09:43
More than 1,000 people have protested in South Sudan's capital, Juba, accusing the UN of arming rebels - a charge it denies.

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