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New evidence against dead paedophile

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:23
Detectives investigating historical abuse at north Wales children's homes say a paedophile head teacher who died in prison would have faced fresh charges.

Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:21

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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Teacher killers jailed for 37 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:19
The three men convicted of murdering nursery teacher Sabrina Moss are jailed for life and told they will each serve at least 37 years.

'Metal shards' hold MH17 crash clue

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:18
The investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 searches for clues in 25 pieces of metal recovered from bodies and debris.

VIDEO: Formula E ready to race

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:17
Formula E is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry and on Saturday Beijing will hold the inaugural race of the season.

Dancer 'safe' with Dave Lee Travis

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:16
A Top of the Pops dancer tells a court she felt "safe" with veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis, who denies indecent and sexual assaults.

From Cotton Candy To Cat Pee: Decoding Tasting Notes In Honey

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:14

A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.

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Your Email Double: A Classic Digital Dilemma

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:11

The perils of mistaken email identity.

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The campaign to make tails wag again

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:01
How dogs' home 'selfie' campaign captured people's imagination

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:49
Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.

Week in pictures: 6-12 September 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:49
Some of the best news photos from around the world

The numbers for September 12, 2014

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:45

Oscar Pistorius could face 15 years behind bars following his conviction for culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend last year. It's equivalent to a manslaughter conviction, The New York Times reported, ruling that Pistorius was negligent when he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door. He was acquitted of a murder charge Thursday. Pistorius won't be sentenced until next month.

Here are some other stories we're reading — and numbers we're watching — Friday morning.


 The price of Brent crude oil in London on Thursday. Foreign Policy reports oil prices are at their lowest point in the past year and falling, despite numerous crises tearing through the Middle East.


 The number of people sharing "Game of Thrones" via BitTorrent during one sample week earlier this year, making "Thrones" the most pirated TV show of that week by far. This number is relevant again Friday amid reports from Quartz and others that HBO could offer its streaming service, HBO Go, to customers separate from cable packages. 

$9 million

How much Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is donating to U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Reuters reported. The donation will be made through Allen's foundation, which already committed $2.8 million last month. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also promised to give $50 million to U.N. efforts this week.


Because it's Friday: That's the age of Fortune contributor Sabrina Lane. Sabrina has written an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, pleading with him to not change "Minecraft" — her favorite game — after Microsoft buys its maker.

Newcastle not for sale, says Ashley

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:40
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley insists he has no plans to sell the club until at least the end of next season.

No confidence vote in council chief

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:36
A no confidence motion is passed against Pembrokeshire council's chief executive following a row over unlawful payments to senior officers.

Actor Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:29
Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness.

In pictures: Oscar Pistorius verdict

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:28
Pictures from the verdict

VIDEO: Why Mauritius is good for investors

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:18
Nkem Ifejika finds out why Mauritius has become such a magnet for foreign businesses.

Caerleon campus closure jobs risk

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:17
Up to 145 jobs are at risk after the University of South Wales confirms it is to close its century-old campus at Caerleon, near Newport.

VIDEO: Theatre climbs high for farm show

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:09
An unusual theatrical performance is underway on the slopes of Snowdon, where the audience is invited on a 6km hike to see the work of sheep farmers interpreted in music, poetry and dance.

Royal hoax nurse 'took own life'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 06:09
A nurse who put through a hoax phone call at a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated took her own life, a coroner concludes.
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