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CPS to contact Mahmood defendants

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 04:10
The Crown Prosecution Service is to contact defendants in 25 cases where evidence was given by Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh.

What is replacing Google's annoying ReCaptcha test?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 04:03
What's replacing Google's annoying ReCaptcha test?

The Sentiment In New York Captured In A 25-Second Audio Clip

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:56

Eric Garner's stepfather tries to calm a protester who pleads, "What's the future for me? ... For my son, for my child?"

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Stoke's Coates fined for ref remarks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:48
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is fined £5,000 for accusing referees of "bias towards other teams".

Man guilty of brutal robbery murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:39
A man is convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her 37 times during a robbery at her home in Glasgow.

Caption Challenge: Goosing around

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:28
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Day in pictures: 4 December 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:27
24 hours of news images: 4 December

State pension rise of 2.5% confirmed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:26
The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% in April - the equivalent of £2.85 more a week for a single person, the government has confirmed.

VIDEO: Putin: We are facing hard times

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:24
President Putin uses his state of the nation address to warn of hard times and accuse Western governments of trying to create a new iron curtain.

Climate plans for poorest 'on ice'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:21
Why projects to help tackle climate change may be dropped

Lebanon 'has IS leader's daughter'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:18
Lebanon says DNA tests confirm it is holding the young daughter of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with one of his ex-wives.

Apple 'wiped' rival music from iPods

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:17
A trial looking into whether Apple abused its dominant position in the digital music business hears how it dealt with music from rival stores.

Animals' 3D brain compass found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:16
Bats have a "neural compass" that allows them to keep track of exactly where and which way up they are, scientists say.

VIDEO: James Bond photo-bombs BBC reporter

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:10
James Bond actor Daniel Craig photo-bombed BBC Entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba at a launch event for the 24th film in the series.

Tory MP Mark Pritchard arrested

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:09
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an incident in central London.

UK interest rates stay on hold again

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:01
UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.

VIDEO: Spectre: New Bond title revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:00
The title of the 24th James Bond film has been announced at a ceremony at London's Pinewood Studios.

PODCAST: The simple solution to healthcare

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:00

The focus of market players today was a media briefing by the head of the European Central bank, who is trying to cope with some big economies that are flagging including France, Germany, Italy.  Beyond news the ECB will leave interest rates unchanged at near zero, the question is what about quantitative easing. More on that. And one reason why healthcare spending continues to rise is that patients and prescribing doctors often favor the shiniest new treatments. But the Peterson Center on Healthcare - which launches today - has this notion that there's a solution for better care and lower costs that's hidden plain sight. Plus, don't you hate it at the Kansas-Nebraska or Ohio-Kentucky borders, waiting in line to show your passport, get your visa and schlep your stuff through customs? All right, it hasn't gotten that far yet, but free trade does not exist between the American states. We look at why.

Will black Americans finally get a fair deal?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:56
Recent events in Ferguson have highlighted unfairness in US society and the pressing need for reform, says Clive Myrie.

Super Typhoon Hagupit Takes Aim For The Philippines

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:49

The storm is expected to be at least a category 4 when it hits the island chain on Friday. Some places are still recovering from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

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