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Modi's suit sells for $690,000

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 04:10
A diamond trader pays $690,000 for a suit with pinstripes spelling the name of Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Rare snowstorm blankets Middle East

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 04:08
Rare blizzards bring snow to Middle East

Red Bull's Ricciardo sets the pace

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:44
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo edges Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen by 0.01 seconds on day two of Barcelona pre-season testing.

U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:42

Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.

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An American Dream, A Cuban Soul: Poet Richard Blanco Finds 'Home'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:33

While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey to becoming an American.

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Sex offender is awarded £20k damages

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:32
Damages of £20,000 are awarded to a convicted sex offender who took an action against Facebook and the operator of a page called Keeping our Kids Safe from Predators 2.

YouTube to launch kids' app

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:21
The Google-owned company is preparing to launch a separate YouTube app that will be focused on children and is being billed as a safer way to use YouTube.

Parks and Recreation producer dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:19
Parks and Recreation producer, comedian and creator of the term humblebrag, Harris Wittels is found dead at his LA home of a suspected drug overdose.

Family firm loses Spurs ground fight

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:11
A business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's £400m stadium redevelopment loses its High Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order.

Married tax break registration opens

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:07
A scheme to offer tax breaks to some married couples and civil partners opens for registration before it comes into force in April.

PODCAST: Architecture finds its place in Shanghai

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 03:00

First up, we'll talk about planning for what had been previously unthinkable: if Greece leaves the euro zone. Plus, Shanghai is the financial heart of China, and it has been one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. And over the last couple of decades, real estate developers have been going full bore, building skyscraper after skyscraper. That has been good for architects - including American architects. And with the Oscars on Sunday, it's interesting to watch the nominated feature documentaries through the prism of the business beat. Virunga, one of the nominated documentaries, is about conflict, oil and gorillas in a national park in Congo. We turn to the BBC for more.

How to spot a Russian bomber

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:50
How to tell if a Russian bomber is flying overhead

Freed Boko Haram abductees reunited

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:49
A group of 158 women and children abducted by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria last month are reunited with their families.

Bombs kill dozens in Libyan town

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:44
At least 25 people are killed and 30 injured in a multiple bomb attack in the east Libyan town of al-Qubbah, according to local sources.

At Baseball's Spring Training, Giants' Bochy Has Heart Surgery

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:38

For defending champions the San Francisco Giants, the excitement of spring training is tempered by concern for manager Bruce Bochy, who underwent heart surgery Thursday.

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Mourinho 'could not cope with pressure'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:36
Jose Mourinho could not handle the pressure as manager of Real Madrid, says former club president Ramon Calderon.

Deadly attack on Somalia hotel

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:35
At least 10 people are killed and several MPs injured in an al-Shabab attack on a hotel in the centre of Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.

The film that ran for 20 years in one Mumbai cinema

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:32
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has had its final screening at a Mumbai cinema after 20 uninterrupted years - what made it so successful?

Care worker admits attempted murders

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:28
A former care worker admits attempting to murder three colleagues at a West Midlands care home.

Flight diverted after emergency

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 02:24
A Loganair flight from Edinburgh to Orkney has been diverted to Aberdeen after declaring a mid-air emergency.