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Kaymer delight at 'tough' US Open win

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 06:01
Martin Kaymer came through his 'toughest day' of golf to become the first German to win the US Open on Sunday.

Pro-Union parties make powers pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:57
Scotland's main opposition party leaders jointly pledge to increase Holyrood fiscal powers in the event of a vote against independence.

VIDEO: Prince steps in to fund clog maker

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:38
Prince Charles makes a surprise attempt to save a dying Welsh industry.

Militants Attack Kenyan Town, Leaving Dozens Of People Dead

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:37

The government blamed al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, which claimed responsibility for last year's attack at a Nairobi mall in which 67 people were killed.

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Ukraine, Iraq and the price of oil

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:34

After talks about Ukraine paying its gas bills broke down, Russia began lowering the supply of natural gas flowing to Ukraine on Monday. The Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom said it's open to more negotiations but that it now wants Ukraine to pay up front for this crucial energy.

Western Europe also gets gas from pipes that flow through Ukraine and Gazprom's CEO said this morning that he see's what he called "not insignificant" risk for gas heading for the European Union. Remove the double-negative and what you get is a "significant risk" for Europe's supply.

Add to those risks the concern over oil exports from Iraq, and analysts have started to worry about high gas prices impacting economic growth in the U.S. 

"I ask myself, 'What gasoline price would actually start to cause problems for the U.S. economy?' and the number that came out is quite high. About $5.15 per gallon or $5.25 per gallon," says Carl Riccadona, senior U.S. economist at Deustche Bank Securities. "That would be the level, if sustained, that would cause growth to break down."

Plus, Starbucks announced a new perk on Monday called the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. It's partnering with Arizona State University to pay for its workers to do online college classes. 

YouView loses court row over name

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:25
Internet TV service YouView may be forced into changing its name after the High Court rules it infringed another company's trademark.

Kew branch fall death 'an accident'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:17
The death of a woman who was fatally injured when a large branch fell on her at Kew Gardens, south-west London, was an accident, an inquest jury finds.

McCanns criticise libel trial delay

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:16
The postponement of the trial of a former Portuguese police chief for libel over comments he made about Madeleine McCann is exasperating, Kate and Gerry McCann say.

Pupils' mental health needs 'unmet'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:12
Too many young people with unmet mental health issues are unfairly labelled as trouble makers, says education minister, Elizabeth Truss.

Omens are with Ghana, says Gyan

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:09
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes two previous World Cup wins against United States will help his side in Monday's game.

Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 05:03

An online bachelor's degree from Arizona State University for every barista.

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VIDEO: Could dentist's drill bite the dust?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:58
The dentist's drill could become a thing of the past after researchers developed a tooth-rebuilding treatment that does away with fillings.

BBC launches new annual music awards

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:57
The BBC launches a new music awards celebrating the year's best popular music as part of the corporation's new wide-ranging music strategy.

VIDEO: 'Social justice' in Scottish constitution

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:51
The draft Scottish constitution has a "strong thread of social justice" says the pro-independence Green Party.

VIDEO: 'Stupid' parents jailed for child neglect

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:51
A Gloucestershire couple are jailed for neglecting five of their children and leaving their home in an unhygienic state.

Richard III tomb design unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:49
Details for the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral are unveiled.

VIDEO: Footage captures new Etna eruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:40
A new eruption at Mount Etna eruption has forced the closure of Catania Airport in Sicily

High street shoppers' numbers drop

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:39
The number of people shopping on high streets in Wales drops 2.6%, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Fraud woman 'invented' six children

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:39
A woman who claimed money for six made-up children and helped others in Merseyside make fraudulent benefit claims, is jailed.

Gove ally attacks 'bumbling' Cameron

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 04:38
David Cameron "bumbles from one shambles to another" and Number 10 is "out of touch", says a former adviser to Education Secretary Michael Gove.
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