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Vaz concern over missing abuse files

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01
Keith Vaz says he is disappointed the Home Office has not provided details of lost files relating to child abuse.

Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01

The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.

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Photographs of Iran

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:00
Adam Chidell shares his pictures from a recent visit

England Women ready to win - Mclean

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:53
Captain Katy Mclean believes England Women have made the right preparations to win their first World Cup in 20 years.

Week in pictures: 5-11 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:50
Best news photos from the past week

Suarez lawyer to appeal to Cas over ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:50
Luis Suarez's lawyer will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the striker's "draconian" ban for biting.

VIDEO: Watching the World Cup at 35,000 ft

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:47
The technology giving football fans the chance to watch matches live while in the air.

Connolly ticket demand crashes site

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:42
Demand for tickets for Billy Connolly's High Horse Tour crashes a venue's website and causes queues outside concert halls.

Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:41

Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan punished for biting an opponent during the World Cup, is moving to Barcelona. The team reached terms with Liverpool in a transfer widely reported at more than $128 million.

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Ebola deaths mount in Sierra Leone

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:33
High numbers of new cases of the Ebola virus are being reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three days this week, the WHO says.

Moshi Monsters boss stepping down

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:31
The boss of Mind Candy, the company known for children's social network Moshi Monsters, is to step down.

Emmerdale actor dies aged three

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:27
Tributes are paid to three-year-old Emmerdale actor Harry Whittaker who died last week.

VIDEO: Fifa partner 'flees arrest' in Rio

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:22
The head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality has flees to escape arrest in Rio over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Brazilian police say.

Peer 'against statue sale' gets £6m

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:15
A peer who initially opposed a museum's decision to sell a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue gets £6m from its sale, it emerges.

Why you might seeing English subtitles on Spanish-lanuguage TV ads

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:13

If you've been following the World Cup you may have seen Spanish language TV ads with English subtitles.

Coca Cola tried an ad using different languages during the Super Bowl earlier this year. It didn’t go over so well. But for advertisers the World Cup is a whole different ball game.

“One extreme is the Super Bowl, another extreme is the World Cup," says Mauro Guillen, a professor of international management and Director of the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School. He says one reason we’re seeing ads with English subtitles on American TV, from companies like Hyundai, Dish and JC Penney, is becasue of the growing economic clout of the Hispanic community in the U.S. 

JC Penney says it's received such a positive response to its commercial, "Pulse" that it's decided to air the spot, in Spanish, with English subtitles, on primetime networks, NBC, ABC and FOX for the duration of this week.

While Hyundai has been airing its Spanish language ad, "Boom", on ESPN.

The World Cup, notes Guillen, "is a unique opportunity. To experiment and to try out new things. Because not everybody is watching.”

Viewers, he says, are young and cosmopolitan -- they understand bilingual ads -- literally. 

Luis Miguel Messianu, president and chief creative officer of Alma, a multicultural advertising firm in Miami, says advertisers are smart to speak Spanish during the World Cup.

“Everybody realizes the power of having a SuperBowl that lasts one month,” he says. 

Soccer in America, notes Messianu, is no longer a niche sport. Instead, it’s alive and kicking. 

But sports aside, for advertisers, notes Marlene Morris Towns, a professor of marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, "it really is a wise business move to look at who your audience is and speak to them, not just in terms of their lifestyle and culture, but litearlly in terms of their language." 

Barca get their man, Liverpool get their money

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:04
Liverpool knew they would lose Luis Suarez to Barcelona - their only goal was to do it on their terms, says Ben Smith.

Portugal seeks to calm bank fears

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 04:56
Portugal's central bank seeks to steady investors' nerves, saying the country's largest listed bank, Banco Espirito Santo, does not need extra funds.

Germany 'right' to expel CIA official

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 04:52
Germany says it was right to order out the top CIA official in Berlin over alleged spying and urges an "honest" partnership with the US.

Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-11 04:47

The remarks by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier follow fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Germany as well as Berlin's request that the top U.S. intelligence official in the country leave.

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Arrests over Indian 'revenge rape'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 04:46
A teenage girl in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been raped in apparent revenge for an alleged assault on another woman, police say.
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