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Kearney misses out on Ireland tour

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:15
Leinster winger Dave Kearney misses out on Ireland's tour to Argentina after suffering a knee injury in the Pro12 win over Ulster.

AstraZeneca rejects £69bn Pfizer bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:09
UK drugs company AstraZeneca rejects the improved "final" £69bn takeover offer from US firm Pfizer.

VIDEO: Automated braking put to the test

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:07
Insurance companies back plans to implement automated braking which uses new technology to override drivers

Boy admits raping girl aged 10

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:06
A 15-year-old boy admits raping a 10-year-old girl on waste ground in Shrewsbury.

Brown among 21 added by England

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:03
Full-back Mike Brown is one of 21 players added to England's training squad despite straining a hamstring on Saturday.

Is Pfizer's AstraZeneca dream over?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:01
Is Pfizer's AstraZeneca dream over?

Times reporter tells of kidnap ordeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:00
Times reporter Anthony Loyd tells the BBC how he was betrayed by a rebel gang in Syria who beat him badly and shot him twice in the ankle.

Tributes for 'inspirational' Brabham

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
Tributes paid to Formula 1's Sir Jack Brabham who has died

£10m Longitude Prize announced

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
A £10m prize is launched to solve one of the modern world's greatest scientific problems - with the public deciding on the challenge.

Man charged in care home abuse case

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
A 62-year-old man is charged with indecent assault against a teenage boy by police investigating historical child abuse in north Wales care system.

Apple apps made to run on Android

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:54
Android and Apple apps have been shown running side-by-side on the same gadgets thanks to software developed by US computer scientists.

AUDIO: Body to 'promote integrity' in banking

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:40
Former CBI chief Sir Richard Lambert discusses the introduction of a new independent body to oversee the banking industry.

Investigation after woman raped

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:34
Police are investigating after a 24-year-old woman was raped in the Govanhill area of Glasgow in the early hours of the morning.

Russia and London: The ties that bind

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:31

Banks, brokers, markets -- London has it all.

Add to that a sturdy legal system and you can begin to understand why it's the financial capital of the world. The city is loved by its locals and foreigners seeking a safe -- and profitable -- haven. 

Jamison Firestone, an American lawyer based in London, has years of experience helping American and European companies do business in Russia. Firestone, who previously lived and worked in Russia, fled the country after his law patner Sergei Magnitsky died in Russian custody when he was arrested on tax evasion charges. Magnitsky's supporters say he was beaten and killed by Russian authorities for calling attention to corruption, something Russian officials deny.

The whole affair is just one example of why Russians are looking to take their money out of Moscow and park it elsewhere, according to Firestone. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

 

Russia and London: The ties that bind

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:31

Banks, brokers, markets -- London has it all.

Add to that a sturdy legal system and you can begin to understand why it's the financial capital of the world. The city is loved by its locals and foreigners seeking a safe -- and profitable -- haven. 

Jamison Firestone, an American lawyer based in London, has years of experience helping American and European companies do business in Russia. Firestone, who previously lived and worked in Russia, fled the country after his law patner Sergei Magnitsky died in Russian custody when he was arrested on tax evasion charges. Magnitsky's supporters say he was beaten and killed by Russian authorities for calling attention to corruption, something Russian officials deny.

The whole affair is just one example of why Russians are looking to take their money out of Moscow and park it elsewhere, according to Firestone. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

 

Chelsea Flower Show gardens unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:28
Garden designers are making their final preparations for the opening of the Chelsea Flower Show, with some choosing to mark the centenary of World War One.

South Korea's President Will Disband Coast Guard

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:24

President Park Geun-hye announced the changes a bit more than one month after the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people. It also comes as South Korea prepares to hold national elections.

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Families want yacht search to resume

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:01
The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.

China ships evacuate Vietnam workers

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 02:48
Two of four ships evacuating Chinese workers from Vietnam set sail, Chinese state media say, after protests over a territorial dispute.

Rail disruption as works overrun

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 02:39
Thousands of rail commuters face disruption as overrunning engineering works in Essex force the cancellation of trains.
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