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AUDIO: 'I played for England while homeless'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 04:07
Fara Williams, the most capped England footballer of all time, says she was homeless for six years of her career.

Federer replaces Nadal in IPTL team

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 04:07
Roger Federer will play in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League after Rafael Nadal withdraws to focus on 2015.

Can Balls be just austere enough?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 04:03
Can Ed Balls be just austere enough?

How do you put London's Roman shrine back together?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 04:03
Under the new Bloomberg building will go a relic from AD240

Ukraine to pull back artillery

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 04:01
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.

AUDIO: When Temple of Mithras was unearthed

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:54
A project is under way calling for people with memories of the excavation if the Temple of Mithras to come forward to tell their stories and share their pictures of the event.

Fire station closure agreed in vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:54
A south Wales fire station is to close despite a campaign to safeguard its future.

VIDEO: Tesco boss: Full and frank inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:48
Tesco's chief executive Dave Lewis has said there will be a "full and frank investigation" after the supermarket overstated its profits.

AUDIO: Could 'marshmallow test' teach you?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:34
The famous experiment in child psychology from the the 1960s which became known as the marshmallow test has been updated by the experiment's inventor, Walter Mischel.

'Anarchist link' to extremist crimes

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:30
More than 20 fires and other crimes across Bristol over three years could be linked to extreme anarchist groups, police say.

Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:26
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

Woman questioned over 1994 murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:17
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in north Belfast 20 years ago arrest a 41-year-old woman.

Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:14

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

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VIDEO: 'Net cast wide' in Thai killer hunt

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:07
Thai police are expanding DNA testing on the island where two British tourists were murdered last week.

Family 'numb' after biker's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:02
The family of 19-year-old Anglesey biker who was killed in a collision with a 4x4 car say they are "devastated and numb with shock" at his loss.

PODCAST: To encrypt or not to encrypt

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:00

First up, an expected bankruptcy filing today is telling us something about the way Americans drive these days, and the wisdom of investing in U.S. infrastructure. The Indiana Toll Road company, which owns the rights to a 157 mile mile stretch of highway in Indiana, has been struggling with about $6 billion of debt. It's just one of several private companies that made what turned out to be bad bets on toll roads. Plus, after the iPhone accounts of some celebrities got hacked recently, Apple's been talking about privacy. It's now released a freshened operating system that makes it tougher for the unauthorized to get into Apple phones and tablets. Not to be outdone, Google's says its doing something similar for Android. Why the move is making law enforcement authorities unhappy. And the long recession deprived many younger people of a way to launch themselves into career-type jobs and what some might call financial adulthood. Which means, they also aren't launching into some big purchases that have traditionally been part of the American Dream: first car, first home, first retirement account. The big challenge here is for the younger workers themselves, but it's also a hassle for marketers.

Public donate thousands of food bags

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 02:53
About 2,000 bags of food are donated to an impromptu foodbank that started amid a gathering of peace campaigners.

Venezuela launches disarmament plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 02:44
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.

VIDEO: Would you take a pub breathalyser test?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 02:43
A pilot scheme in Loughborough aims to cut down on alcohol fuelled violence by breathalysing people outside pubs and clubs

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 02:38
Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side
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