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VIDEO: Fifa must take 'aggressive action'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:21
Visa's chief marketing officer Antonio Lucio says he would expect Fifa to take "aggressive action" if any corruption claims proved to be true.

Wellers call for child privacy law

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:17
Hannah Weller, the wife of rock star Paul Weller, is calling for a change to the law to stop photos of children being published without consent.

Tour of the North parade rerouted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:16
An Orange Order parade next week will not be allowed to return along part of the Crumlin Road separating nationalist and loyalist communities.

Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For Help

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:14

Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken Mosul and Tikrit, while Kurdish fighters have seized Kirkuk. Meanwhile, a news report says the U.S. rejected Iraqi calls for an airstrike against the militants.

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Wales wing North to start against SA

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:13
George North is named in the Wales team for the first Test in South Africa despite suffering from a 'mild virus'.

The painting that was suddenly worth millions

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:00

Britain's National Trust now has a Rembrandt on its hands. Well, it's had the painting -- a portrait of the artist -- for several years, but until a few weeks ago the work of art was held in storage, thought to be a fake. 

After months of investigation, analysts and researchers are putting the price of the painting -- deemed authentic -- at $50 million, several times what it was worth before.

Click the audio player above to hear art critic Blake Gopnik discuss the business of art, branding, and the worth of the master's hand. 

So how much is a "selfie" worth? 

The Rembrandt has been referred to as one of the more expensive "selfies" ever created. Sure, the Ellen Oscar selfie has cache, but can it compare to the most pricey paintings and photographs artists have made of themselves throughout history?

While Britain's National Trust has no plans to sell their new Rembrandt, many "selfies"  have been auctioned for millions of dollars.

Click through the slideshow above to see some of the most expensive "selfies" ever sold.

Court backs Musharraf exit request

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:58
A Pakistani court backs ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf's request to leave the country, even though he is on trial for treason.

Hospital 'missed tumour for a year'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:56
A woman who was diagnosed with a stroke which turned out to be a brain tumour is awarded £2,500 after a watchdog said there were failings in her care.

EU may define obesity as disability

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:53
The EU's top court considers a test case from Denmark which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability.

Iraqi Kurds 'fully control Kirkuk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:51
Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have taken full control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk as the army flees before an Islamist offensive nearby.

Expedia to accept Bitcoin payments

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:40
One of the world's largest online travel agencies, Expedia, says it will accept the virtual currency Bitcoin as a form of payment.

£58m regeneration plans are approved

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:31
Regeneration projects across south Wales, ranging from home energy efficiency schemes to town centre improvements, are approved by ministers.

Data on our data: The cost of surveillance

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:30

This month marks the first anniversary of the Edward Snowden leaks that changed our understanding of online privacy. Just like the subject matter of the leaks, the reporting over the last year has offered a deluge of information. So this week, we're posting a short series about all that data. Every day we'll bring you another number that reminds us how much we have learned in the last year about online surveillance and the reach of the NSA.

$278,000,000

spent in 2013 by the NSA on "corporate-partner access project

"This is the amount spent by the NSA in fiscal year 2013 under what it calls its corporate-partner access project," Says Susan Crawford, visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. "What they're doing is reimbursing telecommunications companies for domestic surveillance of all internet traffic"

The National Security Agency says that it's pulling data on only non-US citizens. Telecom companies, as well as tech companies, need to comply with these surveillance orders made possible through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. But they're still not allowed to be fully transparent on what data they're being paid to give up. 

Crawford says, "We do know that the fiber optics cables that NSA is getting access to carry everything - all of our phone calls, all of our emails - and our concern is that domestic surveillance can be carried out through these foreign intelligence programs.”

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:21
The home secretary announces a review into the Passport Office amid huge passport backlogs.

Trundling tractor pulled over on M1

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:18
A tractor driver is caught by police trundling at a top speed of 24mph along the M1.

MoD announces 1,060 job cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:17
The Ministry of Defence announces 1,060 armed forces redundancies in the fourth and final round of cuts.

Degree show at fire-hit art school

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:16
Glasgow School of Art is set to stage its 2014 degree show - weeks after fire destroyed and damaged students' work in the iconic Mackintosh building.

What does 'Death Eaterish' mean?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:12
JK Rowling has compared some Scots nationalists to Harry Potter's enemies.

Clegg opposes water cannon purchase

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:05
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says using water cannon "rubs up against the long tradition of policing by consent on London's streets".
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