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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:30

In 2006, the Nobel prize-winning author of The Tin Drum admitted that as a teen during World War II, he had served with the Waffen-SS — the combat unit of the Nazi Party's elite military police force.

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Iran halts Saudi pilgrimage flights

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:29
Iran suspends flights for pilgrims to Saudi Arabia following the alleged sexual assaults of two Iranian boys in Jeddah.

ENO's 9/11 opera has 'awesome power'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:28
An opera about five people trapped in one of the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks is called a "remarkable piece of work" by one UK critic.

Bianchi still fighting, says father

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:24
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is still fighting to recover from the head injury he suffered in a crash, says his father.

Spieth - the making of a champion

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:22
BBC Sport looks at Jordan Spieth's rise to Masters glory and asks where next for golf's new superstar?

'Body found' in Laos river search

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:19
Family of missing Johanna Powell say the Foreign Office has told them that the body of a woman has been found in a search of a river in Laos, south-east Asia.

At-a-glance: Labour manifesto

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:15
Labour launches its manifesto ahead of the general election. Here are some of the key points.

Chelsea to face Man City in Cup semi

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:11
Chelsea will face Manchester City in the FA Women's Cup semi-finals, while Everton host Notts County.

Turkey mine disaster trial opens

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:09
The trial opens in Turkey of 45 managers and employees charged over a mine disaster in which 301 people were killed last year.

Gunter Grass, Nobel-Winning Author Of 'The Tin Drum,' Dies At 87

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:08

The news was announced by his publisher, which did not provide a cause. Grass was one of Germany's leading intellectuals after World War II, but admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Waffen SS.

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Tulsa police shooting video released

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:06
A video is released of a white reserve sheriff deputy in Oklahoma fatally shooting a black man after apparently mistaking his gun for his Taser.

VIDEO: Miliband: Labour pledges fully funded

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:06
Labour has launched its election manifesto with a promise to be responsible with the country's finances.

Bin lorry crash inquiry set out

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:05
The fatal accident inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash will look at the driver's medical background and his fitness to hold a licence.

'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:03

The former first lady and secretary of state has staked out her own ground. But it's notable that as she runs to be the first woman president, she's dropped the maiden name that was once a staple.

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New Bowie songs 'sound like classics'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:00
David Bowie has written a number of new "classics" about love and violence for his forthcoming stage show, its director reveals.

PODCAST: On-call scheduling may violate state law

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-04-13 03:00

Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: The attorney general of the state of New York is putting big retailers like the Gap and Target under scrutiny. Warning letters went out over the weekend. The question is, are they violating state law when they use a system known as "on-call"scheduling? For context, we turn to Thomas Kochan is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Next, the e-commerce site for the maker movement, Etsy, is set to sell stock to the public for the first time this week.  But to raise the cash from this week's IPO, Etsy is setting its sights on smaller, individual investors. Finally,  lawmakers in Georgia this month decided to renew a tax credit for video game companies for three more years. One forecast puts the video game market at $93 billion this year. 

Hatton Garden raid: The mystery deepens

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 02:22
As more details emerge of the jewel robbery in London's Hatton Garden, questions about how the thieves got away with it proliferate.

German author Guenter Grass dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 02:18
Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.

Balls: Scots 'not exempt' from cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 02:13
Labour's Ed Balls tells the BBC he could not guarantee that Scotland would be exempt from spending cuts if he became the next chancellor.

Russians reel from economic crisis

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-13 02:13
Ordinary Russians are struggling with a shrinking economy, which their government blames on Western sanctions, says Bridget Kendall.