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Empty shops 'show North-South divide'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 17:15
There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.

Charities warn of rising homelessness

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:52
Rising numbers of people are at risk of homelessness in England, but official data does not reflect this, a study by charities says.

'Half of UK people' will get cancer

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:44
One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.

Is the Nigerian army failing?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:34
Islamist militant group Boko Haram continues to wage a brutal insurgency in Nigeria. Four experts ask to what extent failings of the country's army are responsible.

Charity set up after sledging death

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:26
The family of a schoolteacher who died after a sledging accident in Glasgow are setting up a charity to help children in poverty.

Police stop and search children

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:25
Police Scotland has reneged on a commitment to abolish stop searches on young children, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Mexican President Orders Investigation Into His Own Potential Conflict Of Interest

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:58

Enrique Peña Nieto asked a watchdog agency to look into the purchase of homes by himself, his wife, and his finance minister from contractors who were then awarded lucrative construction projects.

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Smucker enters pet food business

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:47
J M Smucker, the US maker of jam, coffee and packaged goods, is entering the fast-growing pet food business by buying Big Heart Pet Brands.

Argentina leader 'named in warrant'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:31
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman planned an arrest warrant for President Fernandez before his mysterious death last month, investigators say.

More jobs research? Add it to the budget

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:19

Tucked into the president's budget Monday was a little extra something something for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Specifically, it allocated a couple of million dollars to let them fold what's called "the quits rate" — people leaving their jobs in search of greener pastures — into the monthly data.

It'll let us talk about even more jobs stuff every month.

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen looks at it pretty closely too. So there's that.

 

Seven big myths about improving schools

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:17
Andreas Schleicher, in charge of the Pisa tests, reveals mistaken beliefs about what makes a high-performing education system

Hostage horror and cancer figures - papers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:13
The killing of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Islamic State jihadists leads several papers, while others highlight predictions of increased cancer death rates.

'Genius' Ferguson hard to replace

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:11
Manchester United still have not found a replacement for former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, says agent Jorges Mendes.

Higher death rate 'driven by flu'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:03
The current death rate in England and Wales is running about one-third higher than is normal for this time of year, official statistics show.

Conquering the wave that no-one dared to surf

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:02
The man who conquered the wave no-one else dared to face

Facing the crocodile that 'ate my wife'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 15:00
Man battles crocodile that ate his pregnant wife

VIDEO: New book 'a major literary event'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 14:57
Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, will publish a sequel called Go Set a Watchman.

Australia fences 'keep toads at bay'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 14:52
Special fences built around dams in arid parts of Australia could help eradicate poisonous cane toads, according to new research.

VIDEO: Litvinenko image 'used as target'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 14:49
An inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has been shown a video which appears to show an image of him being used as target practice.

Has Harry Redknapp lost his sparkle?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 14:40
Tipped for the England job in 2012 and now out of work... will we ever see Harry Redknapp back in football management?

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