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Abortion clinic guidance published

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:16
The guidance for abortion providers in England has been clarified to reinforce the fact that terminating a pregnancy on the grounds of gender alone is illegal.

VIDEO: Richard III reburial court bid fails

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:09
Distant relatives of King Richard III have lost their High Court battle over where his remains should be reburied.

VIDEO: Yacht crew search 'may be suspended'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:07
The US search for the four sailors on board the yacht Cheeki Rafiki will be suspended if nothing is found by Friday night, the US Coast Guard has said.

Tulisa trial adjourned until July

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:06
Tulisa Contostavlos will have to wait until July to discover the outcome of her trial over claims she assaulted a blogger at the V Festival.

HP to layoff 16,000

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:04

Hewlett-Packard says it’s cutting up to 16,000 jobs. That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced. These deeper jobs cuts signal that a company once famous for breakthroughs in the lab, hasn’t yet figured out how to reinvent itself.

H-P is a dominant player in making PC’s. But that’s a collapsing market, devastated by competition from tablets and smartphones. H-P also sells servers, but that area too is changing, with cloud computing currently fashionable.

CEO Meg Whitman took charge of the troubled company in 2011. She’s under pressure to show more results from her turnaround plan. 

H-P to layoff 16,000

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:04

Hewlett-Packard says it’s cutting up to 16,000 jobs. That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced. These deeper jobs cuts signal that a company once famous for breakthroughs in the lab, hasn’t yet figured out how to reinvent itself.

H-P is a dominant player in making PC’s. But that’s a collapsing market, devastated by competition from tablets and smartphones. H-P also sells servers, but that area too is changing, with cloud computing currently fashionable.

CEO Meg Whitman took charge of the troubled company in 2011. She’s under pressure to show more results from her turnaround plan. 

VIDEO: UKIP performance 'shakes up' politics

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:03
UKIP's gains in Essex and in other parts of the country are causing problems for the more established parties as Mike Sergeant reports.

Borthwick fit for Heineken Cup final

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:00
Saracens captain Steve Borthwick is passed fit to play in Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon.

This week's movers and shakers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:59
This week's business movers and shakers

The pros and cons of transatlantic free trade

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:55

U.S. and European Union officials wrap-up the latest round of talks today as they negotiate a free trade deal called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Boosters like Fran Burwell with the Atlantic Council see an economic upside for the U.S. economy.

“Every state gains in terms of its exports to the EU. There will be about 740,000 new jobs created in the United States over 10 years,” says Burwell.

Environmental activists like Michelle Chan with Friends of the Earth see a potential downside.

Chan says, “This transatlantic trade deal will really focus on deregulation. With the idea being that environmental and public health protections themselves can be construed as barriers to trade.”

Manila and Jakarta agree on border

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:46
The Philippines and Indonesia settle a 20-year dispute by agreeing on where the maritime border between the two countries should be.

VIDEO: Climber films Nepal crevasse fall

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:45
American climber Dr John All has relived his experience after falling into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at R1 Big Weekend

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:42
Take a look behind the scenes at Big Weekend before the event kicks off.

Top 10 nuisance call subjects named

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:34
Nuisance phone calls are increasingly related to offers of home improvement work, although PPI remains the most common subject, the regulator says.

Canada Loses Fight Against EU Ban On Seal Products

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:33

The WTO has rejected Canada's appeal of a ban keeping pelts and other products from the country's seal hunt from being imported into Europe. The ban was brought on moral grounds, the EU says.

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Richard III reburial court bid fails

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:25
Distant relatives of King Richard III lose their High Court battle over where his remains should be reburied.

Murray to face Golubev in French Open

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:16
Britain's Andy Murray is drawn against world number 55 Andrey Golubev in the first round of the French Open.

Day in pictures: 23 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:12
News photos from past 24 hours: 22 May

Hillsborough jury visits stadium

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:10
The jury at the Hillsborough inquests is taken to the Sheffield stadium for a site visit.

Tennessee brings back electric chair

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 04:10
Tennessee approves a bill that would allow the electric chair to be used in executions if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
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