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Dead whale carcass 'left to rot'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 04:34
A dead whale thought to have been hit by a ship is to be left to decompose off the Essex coast, experts say.

Tesco machete attack 'Rigby revenge'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 04:30
A trainee dentist was attacked with a hammer and machete in a racially-motivated revenge assault for the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, a court hears.

In pictures: Guid Nychburris celebrations in Dumfries

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 04:22
Thousands turns out to watch the traditional parade

Should 'impact' ever be used as a verb?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 04:21
Is it wrong to use 'impact' as a verb?

Planning for fatal SAS test 'failed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 04:01
The risk assessment for a fatal SAS reservist training exercise was "not good enough", a special forces assistant chief of staff tells an inquest.

Space video cameras to circle globe

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:55
Canadian group Urthecast plans to put a 16-satellite constellation in orbit to image the Earth, including making small movies of what is happening at the surface of the planet.

Sissay elected university chancellor

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:55
The writer Lemn Sissay has beaten former politician Lord Peter Mandelson in the election for the chancellor of the University of Manchester.

World Yoga Day: The Twitter row

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:52
The religious politics behind World Yoga Day

Rule change for broadband migration

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:52
Britons can now start the process of switching broadband supplier with one phone call.

Clashes over Ghana slum demolition

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:48
The Ghanaian police use tear gas on residents demonstrating against the demolition of an Accra slum.

'War crimes by both sides' in Gaza

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:43
Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, UN investigators say.

Petrenko to lead Berlin Philharmonic

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:42
Kirill Petrenko is elected as the new chief conductor and artistic director for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Santiago declares smog emergency

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:37
Chile declares an environmental emergency in the capital, Santiago, as air pollution reaches "critical levels" ahead of the Copa America quarter finals.

'Dirty' equipment found at hospital

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:27
Birthing balls and a mattress in an Edinburgh hospital labour ward were contaminated with blood, inspectors find.

VIDEO: PM speech on welfare and social mobility

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:27
The prime minister is giving a speech in Runcorn, Cheshire, to set out his argument that the UK needs to reform benefits and tax credits, amid a debate over government plans for £12bn in welfare cuts.

Defence spend to include peacekeeping

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:12
Some peace-keeping missions are to be counted as defence spending for the first time, with ministers under pressure to meet Nato's 2% target.

Body Of Former White House Chef Found In New Mexico

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:12

Walter Scheib, who served as executive chef for Presidents Clinton and Bush, was found near a trail in the mountains near Taos. The 61-year-old was missing for a week.

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PODCAST: They're not coming to America

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-22 03:00

Players in financial markets are betting big money that Greece cuts a deal with its creditors soon. More on that. Plus, we'll have more context on Europe and its debt from Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and author of "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea." And a technical glitch in the U.S. Visa system may cause a headache for thousands of visitors to the United States this summer.  We'll talk about the possible impact on recreational travelers, as well as visas for farmworkers from Mexico and visiting students.

Man Utd eye Ramos & Schweinsteiger

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 02:50
Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Deadly grenade attacks in Burundi

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 02:39
Four people are killed and 30 wounded in a wave of grenade attacks overnight in Burundi, police say, a week before parliamentary elections.