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McGuinness' home attacked with paint

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:56
The home of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is attacked with paint.

Top tourist attractions revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:56
The National Museum of Scotland is named the country's most popular visitor attraction during 2014, with more than 1.6 million visitors.

C-word drama is 'lasting legacy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:52
The brother of author Lisa Lynch, who wrote a candid book and blog about her battle with breast cancer, says a BBC drama on her life will be "a lasting legacy".

Outcry over tax-free MP salaries

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:51
Outcry over MPs' tax-free salaries

Labour 'arrogant' to assume support

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:39
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood accuses Labour of taking her party for granted in assuming it will help put Ed Miliband in power.

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:37

Fiorina joins a crowded field of Republicans already seeking the nomination. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his campaign on Sunday.

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Indian media facing a backlash in Nepal

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:20
Many in Nepal feel Indian media's coverage of the earthquake has been insensitive and jingoistic, writes Soutik Biswas.

VIDEO: 'It's about the experience you offer'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:17
The Chief Executive of the hotels group Six Senses, Neil Jacobs, tells the BBC how his company has adapted to the economic downturn.

Scuffles as Jim Murphy campaigns

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:12
There have been scuffles on the streets of Glasgow involving Labour party supporters and their opponents as election campaigning continues.

Greece's undeclared domestic default

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:09
Greece has paid wages and pensions and is in talks with the eurozone for more bailout money, but for many Greeks the government is already out of cash.

Has Miliband said a proper sorry?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:07
Has Ed Miliband's denial that Labour overspent been underwritten by the Treasury's top civil servant saying that the "2008 crisis was a banking crisis pure and simple"?

Why Chelsea won the league - Shearer

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:00
MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer looks at the reasons why Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side won the title race by such a large margin.

PODCAST: Obama announces a new non-profit

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-05-04 03:00

Airing on Monday, May 4, 2015: Back in March, just 126-thousand jobs were added to payrolls. But what about April? For that we consult Drew Matus, senior US economist at UBS Securities. Next, President Obama is scheduled to announce not a new government agency but a new non-profit today. It's an extension of the "My Brother's Keeper Initiative" the President started last year to help minority young people stay in school, do well, and graduate readt for college. And the new organization might be a sign of what the president has planned for his future. The price of crude oil is up from its lows of the last year, but at $59 a barrel this morning, that still about half what it was 11 months ago. This is great for consumers of oil, drivers, businesses and beyond.  But it's a challenge for many who work in the oil industry, including what are called "landmen," people paid by oil companies to get rights to drill. We check in with one land person in Eddy County, New Mexico. 


U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:49

Western countries complained that Nepal's bureaucracy was keeping goods at warehouses. The Marines come with MV-22 Osprey aircraft, which should make reaching remote areas easier.

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Facebook opens amid row

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:48
Facebook is to allow more organisations to join its free mobile data scheme, but net neutrality campaigners remain opposed.

Suicide blast rocks central Damascus

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:42
A suicide bomber blows himself up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, in an attack apparently aimed at the army's logistics division.

Migrants 'blamed for policy failure'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:40
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett claims migrants are being blamed "for failures" in government policy to stave off 'the perceived threat from UKIP'.

Narendra Modi joins China's Weibo

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:35
India's PM Narendra Modi joins China's main microblogging service Weibo, gaining thousands of followers by the hour and plenty of comments.

Name of man killed in crash released

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:35
The name of a 59-year-old man killed in a car crash in County Antrim is released.

Somalia bans al-Shabab name in media

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 02:22
Somalia bans journalists from using the name al-Shabab - instead they have to refer to it as Ugus "the Group that Massacres the Somali People".