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Day in pictures: 1 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:59
24 hours of news photos: 1 August

Working Lives Panama

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:49
Five very different working lives in Panama

Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:34
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:54
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.

VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London bus

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:30
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Big GCSE result variations predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:29
England's schools are being told to expect big variability in their GCSE results because of the largest changes to the exams for several years.

The next generation to get corporate attention

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:00

Brands and corporations pay good money to people from Generation X to figure out how to get folks from Generation Y, the Millennials, to open their wallets. Now, a new group is getting corporate love: Generation Z (at least that's what they're called until someone finds a better name). Marketplace’s Mark Garrison spoke with Dan Gould, senior cultural strategist at market research firm Sparks and Honey, which is studying Generation Z and its growing buying power.

Click the media player above to hear Dan Gould in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report guest host Mark Garrison.

Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You Learned About Millennials from sparks & honey

Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:55
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.

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