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Man jailed for potato masher attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 04:10
A man who attacked a 75-year-old man with a potato masher and poker, leaving him for dead, is jailed for life.

UK film production 'surged' in 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 04:03
More money was spent making films in the UK last year than in any other year since measurements began, figures from the British Film Institute reveal.

TV star's trial halted by fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 04:03
The trial of former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot is halted after he was injured when he tripped leaving the witness box.

No Genocide Proven In 1990s Serbia-Croatia Conflict, Court Rules

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 04:03

The conflict that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s included widespread violence, says the International Court of Justice. But it adds that the acts can't be deemed genocide.

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Day in pictures: 3 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:59
Images from around the world: 3 February

UKIP MP's 'Hello Kitty' tweet puzzle

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:57
A post by a UKIP MP, apparently by his young daughter, causes confusion on Twitter by urging followers: "Come play Hello Kitty World with me".

Levy blocks Adebayor West Ham deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:46
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stepped in to prevent striker Emmanuel Adebayor leaving for West Ham on transfer deadline day.

Most China cities fail air test

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:44
The Chinese government says only eight of the country's 74 biggest cities met its own basic air quality standards in 2014.

Energy price sites earn £30 a switch

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:43
The big five energy comparison sites have admitted they earn up to £30 in commission every time a customer switches provider

UN alarm over 'IS logo' on food aid

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:43
The UN says it is "extremely concerned" by pictures which appear to show the logo of the Islamic State militant group on its food aid to Syria.

'No diversity quota' for EastEnders

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:40
EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins says he will not bring minority characters into the BBC soap just to fulfil diversity quotas.

Froch vacates IBF world title

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:39
Carl Froch vacates his IBF super-middleweight belt, and avoids a fight against mandatory challenger James DeGale.

UN Gaza probe head quits over 'bias'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:35
The head of a UN inquiry into last year's conflict in Gaza resigns amid Israeli allegations of bias over his former work with the PLO.

Russian pilots kidnapped in Darfur

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:29
Two Russian pilots working for UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region have been kidnapped, Russia says.

Google and Uber may become rivals

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:18
Uber announces plans to research driverless cars while a report claims Google is considering launching a lift-hailing service

Web rallies around walking commuter

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:11
Donations flood in for a Detroit, Michigan, man who walks 21 miles as part of his daily commute after a newspaper tells his story.

Britain Set To Vote On '3-Parent Baby' Law Tuesday

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:10

While the technique is often referred to by the shorthand "three-parent baby," the controversial process uses nuclear DNA from two parents and the mitochondrial DNA of a third donor.

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PODCAST: When BP earnings seem like BS

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-03 03:00

This morning, the oil company BP reported no profits, but instead a loss of nearly $1 billion. Yet BP's stock price in London went up 2 percent. That's because while BP lost money, it didn't lose more money. Which brings up the question, are earnings reports just Rorschach tests? Also, there's a new study today saying we are now paying 15 percent of our medical bills out of pocket. More on that. And when the topic is children and money, the focus is often on consumption. But Ron Lieber, personal finance columnist for the New York Times says when teaching about money, don't forget the giving-it-away option.

Drug-delivery engineer wins £1m prize

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Lost chunk of historic computer found

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
Efforts to recreate one of the earliest computers are aided by the recovery of a part of the original machine, which had been bought to create bookshelves.