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Pardew retains interest in QPR's Remy

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:22
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is still interested in a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, after a move to Liverpool collapsed.

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:18
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

England win to level India series

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:16
England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.

VIDEO: City of Culture chief 'terribly excited'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 04:12
The new chief executive of the company responsible for Hull's Cit of Culture programme has said that he is "terribly excited" about taking on the role.

Champions League warning for Man Utd

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:37
Manchester United's £750m kit deal will be cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.

Caption Challenge: Hitch-hiking robot

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Dutch, Australian Experts Reach MH17 Debris Field In Ukraine

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:24

The team's effort had been thwarted for a week by heavy fighting. But the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said experts were finally able to reach the site using a new route.

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On the march with the Clydesider army

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:15
The volunteers keeping Glasgow's Games running smoothly

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:11
Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:05
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.

PODCAST: Ambulance tech

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-31 03:00

First up, a look ahead to the Jobs number for July, which comes out on Friday. Plus, more on the announcement that Sony will offer certain classic Playstation games for streaming via a subscription service. Also, EMS workers have on-the-job fatality rates that are nearly three times the national average of other professions. That’s prompted many in the industry to call for better, safer ambulances.

Argentina's Default: 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:58

After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in more than 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.

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Lloyds profits hit by PPI charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:57
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.

Gibb's final song to be released

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:53
The last song written and recorded by late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to be released in September, it is announced.

VIDEO: Centrica boss defends gas prices

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:49
Centrica's Chief Executive Sam Laidlaw has told the BBC gas use is down as result of warmer weather, but has batted off criticism that bills could be reduced further because of lower wholesale prices.

Mexico migrants' train deal reached

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:43
The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.

Experts call for new Scottish towns

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:26
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission says.

London mayor raises Palestinian flag

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:24
The mayor of Tower Hamlets is criticised for raising the Palestinian flag at the town hall, in east London.

Council chief punished over n-word

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:15
The deputy leader of Powys Council is "severely reprimanded" for using racially offensive language.

India plays chicken with the W.T.O.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:00

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits India on Thursday, just as India has thrown the world economy a curve ball by refusing to sign a World Trade Organization agreement at the last moment.

“They believe progress on discussing food security is not moving as quickly as it should, and so they want to use what they see as leverage,” says Alyssa Ayres, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

That leverage is the Thursday deadline for the WTO deal to cut the red tape on international trade, specifically targeting the bureaucracy around customs.

Boosters say the deal would result in one trillion dollars worth of economic stimulus and create as many as 21 million new jobs worldwide.

“I don’t know how many jobs it’s going to create, and I think the numbers are exaggerated. But I think that it’s critical that this agreement happens so that we have this system of international rules under the WTO,” says Kimberly Elliott, a senior fellow with the Center for Global Development.

She says the WTO helps protect small, developing countries which – unlike India – would otherwise be at the mercy of their more powerful trading partners.

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