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Russian crew deaths' 'misadventure'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:47
A jury returns a verdict of misadventure on six Russian sailors who died when the cargo ship they worked on sank off the Gwynedd coast.

Toure backs agent in 'birthday row'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:46
Yaya Toure throws his Manchester City future into doubt by backing up his agent's claims about a lack of respect from the owners.

Hero Or Villian? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45

More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.

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Ukrainian tycoon confronts rebellion

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45
Rallies are held in the eastern city of Donetsk in protest at pro-Russian separatism, at the instigation of Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov.

Hero Or Villain? Historical Ukrainian Figure Symbolizes Today's Feud

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:45

More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.

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Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins On Its Drug Program

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:39

Medicare gives itself the power to ban doctors if they prescribe medications in abusive ways. The action follows a ProPublica series that found inappropriate prescribing, waste and fraud.

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Thailand army declares martial law

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:34
The army in Thailand imposes martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order" but says the surprise move is not a coup.

Man guilty of Syria terror plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:33
A 31-year-old man becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related to the conflict in Syria.

UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:27
A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.

Fatal train collision near Moscow

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:21
At least six people were killed when a goods train hit a passenger train south-west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.

Mashudur Choudhury: Serial liar and jihadist

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:19
Why does the Mashudur Choudhury case matter?

Allardyce staying as West Ham boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:14
Sam Allardyce is to carry on as manager at West Ham United, the Premier League club announces.

How long can someone survive in a life raft?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:07
There are extraordinary tales of survival in life rafts.

What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:03

One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?

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Blogger's 'vendetta' against Tulisa

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:54
Celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who accuses former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos of assault, swore at her during an argument at last year's V Festival, a court hears.

Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Restaurants

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:52

The request is similar to the one made by Starbucks back in September and comes after a the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign.

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CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:45

Answering health experts' complaints that using vaccination programs for spying had hurt international efforts to fight disease, the CIA says it has stopped the practice.

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The 25 Most Promising Graduation Speeches Of The Year

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:40

Cristina Negrut has read more than 1,000 commencement speeches over the past eight years. She lists the speeches she's most looking forward to in this year's roster.

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Are London's CEOs earning too much?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:23

How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee? The rates vary around the world, showing little consensus. 

In recent years, U.S. CEO's have seen their pay rise to 350 times that of the average worker. In the U.K., levels of pay aren't far behind, but the conversation concerning executive compensation is far ahead. 

Deborah Hargreaves, founding director of the High Pay Centre in London and a leading voice in that conversation, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss executive pay and what levels are best for business and the economy. Click on the audio player to hear more.

 

Workers 'fled' at peak of Fukushima

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 05:06
About 90% of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant fled at the height of the meltdown crisis in 2011, a major Japanese newspaper reports.
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