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Agreement on new powers 'not easy'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:44
The head of the new commission on delivering more powers to Scotland has warned it will "not be easy" to get agreement from the Scottish parties.

VIDEO: Backbench view of UK role in air strikes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:42
MPs John Baron and John Woodcock on possible UK military action against Islamic State and a recall of Parliament.

ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:41

In the second of a promised "lecture series," freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments "are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria."

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£104k public cash lost in bank fraud

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:39
Public funds totalling £104,000 were paid into a fraudulent bank account and are "highly unlikely" to be recovered, a Welsh assembly committee hears.

Hooker Youngs out for three months

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:25
Leicester hooker Tom Youngs will miss England's autumn internationals after being ruled out with a shoulder injury.

How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:16

The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.

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AUDIO: How black can black be?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:10
A material dubbed the darkest substance on earth is being used creatively by internationally acclaimed artist Sir Anish Kapoor.

Rapist is sentenced to 18 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:02
A man who raped a woman in Lurgan, County Armagh, and beat her boyfriend into unconsciousness is jailed for 18 years.

McIlroy has outgrown me - McDowell

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:54
Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy's four majors and world number one status may mean the end for their Ryder Cup partnership.

Clydeport admits tug deaths failures

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:54
Port operator Clydeport Operations Limited admits health and safety failures over a tug boat which sank in the River Clyde killing three crew.

Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:49
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

Airstrikes Move To Syria, Target More Than Just ISIS

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:48

The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremist groups, including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.

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VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:45
Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.

Algeria militants seize Frenchman

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:45
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

Day in pictures: 23 September

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:40
News images from around the world: 23 September

Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi's Jammed Traffic

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:24

Traffic in major cities in the developing world can be a mind-numbing mess. A team at IBM in Kenya's capitol thinks it's found an answer.

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Barclays hit by record £38m fine

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:17
Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' assets separate from its own.

Second video of UK hostage released

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:03
A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

PODCAST: The climate change odd couple

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:00

Stock markets around the world are having a downbeat day so far, in part because that's what tends to happen in September, but also because of a new signs of trouble for Europe's economy. A survey of business activity in the 18 countries that use the Euro suggests recovery there is stalling. Plus, there's news today the Obama Administration is cracking down on what are called "inversions," the controversial maneuver of acquiring foreign companies to save U.S. tax. Targeted are the special loans that make these acquisitions possible. President Obama and republicans and democrats in congress agree that what's need in the longer run is tax reform. Yet that's a process that doesn't seem to be moving forward any time soon. That got federal budget watcher Stan Collender doing the math on an unconventional solution. And among the many announcements coming out of Climate Week in New York comes this news of strange bedfellows: A partnership between some leading environmental non-profits, including the Environmental Defense Fund, and five oil companies.

Holiday booze fuels rejected claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:54
Insurers have been criticised for turning down claims from holidaymakers who had been drinking alcohol before having an accident.
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