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VIDEO: What's solitary confinement like?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 04:11
A released member of the 'Angola 3' tells the BBC solitary confinement makes inmates old before their time.

Anger over cycle race road closures

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:54
Businesses fear they will lose thousands of pounds and residents claim they will be trapped in their homes when roads close for a major cycling event.

Hutchinson's TT tale of triumph over adversity

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:52
Ian Hutchinson's recovery from almost losing a leg to becoming an Isle of Man TT winner again is one of sport's most courageous tales.

High School Graduation Rates: The Good, The Bad And The Ambiguous

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:49

From Texas to New Jersey, we found a mix of approaches: questionable quick fixes and powerful long-term strategies.

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Panama ex-leader faces wiretap probe

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:44
Panama's ex-President Ricardo Martinelli will be investigated over allegations he ordered illegal wiretaps during his time in office.

Red card for calling player 'gay'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:43
A midfielder in Norway is sent off for calling an opponent "gay" as officials clamp down on homophobic language.

VIDEO: 'You think I'm going to be funny? I'm a politician'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:42
US TV host Jon Stewart asks Nicola Sturgeon about independence, oil and haggis, as she appears on The Daily Show.

Apple Pay payments 'capped at £20'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:40
Payments using the new Apple Pay system will be limited to £20 when it launches in the UK in July, the BBC understands.

Bilic confirmed as West Ham manager

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:38
West Ham name former defender Slaven Bilic as their new manager following Sam Allardyce's departure last month.

Head teacher 'was sexual predator'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:34
A head teacher accused of having sex with two underage boys was a sexual predator who exploited her situation, a jury hears.

Alves commits to Barca with new deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:24
Barcelona full-back Dani Alves signs a new two-year contract, ending any reported interest from Premier League sides.

Crackdown on fake universities

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:14
A crackdown on fake universities in England is ordered by ministers.

Wimbledon bigger than ever before

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:09
The BBC coverage of Wimbledon 2015 will be bigger than ever before, with up to 15 live streams available to view.

Tesco's S Korea unit 'up for sale'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:07
Tesco has invited six firms to bid for its South Korean business Homeplus, which has been valued at about $6bn, media reports say.

PODCAST: Cutting remittance fees in times of need

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:00

With GM's shareholder meeting taking place today, there's news that the head of Fiat Chrysler has been shopping around for hedge fund partners to put up money to encourage a merger between the two companies. John Stoll, bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal in Detroit, joins us with more. We'll also take a look at the JOLTS report out today. And we'll talk about how cutting remittance fees after disasters like the recent earthquake in Nepal could be an effective form of post-disaster aid.

PODCAST: Cutting remittance fees in times of need

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-09 03:00

With GM's shareholder meeting taking place today, there's news that the head of Fiat Chrysler has been shopping around for hedge fund partners to put up money to encourage a merger between the two companies. John Stoll, bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal in Detroit, joins us with more. We'll also take a look at the JOLTS report out today. And we'll talk about how cutting remittance fees after disasters like the recent earthquake in Nepal could be an effective form of post-disaster aid.

Dennis Hastert To Appear In A Chicago Courthouse For Arraignment

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-09 02:58

Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.

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Sam Smith 'relieved' to speak again

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 02:47
Sam Smith says he's "so relieved" that he can speak again after having surgery on his vocal cords.

Kids' laureate: 'Doodle every day'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 02:41
Illustrator and author Chris Riddell wants to encourage "drawing every day" as part of his new role as children's laureate.

Can Osborne persuade HSBC to stay in UK?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-09 02:40
Stuart Gulliver has bet the bank’s future on Asia – what’s the Chancellor’s next move?

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