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Farewell to the school tuck shop

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:11
The government has signalled an end to a sugar-coated era.

Baby ashes report calls for new laws

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:10
A report into the cremation of babies recommends new laws and guidelines to protect and support bereaved families.

House prices 'rise 9.9% in a year'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:09
House price increases accelerated in April, rising by 9.9% compared with the same month a year ago, according to official figures.

Day in pictures: 17 June 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:06
24 hrs of news photos: 17 June 2014

Nursing: Are we facing a trade-off?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:54
Do we need better paid nurses or more of them?

ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:48

Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending military personnel to its embassy in the capital.

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Defiance inside Damascus rebel suburb

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:41
Finding defiance on both sides of the fight in Damascus

'Speak English' to be truly British

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:40
More people now think you must speak English or have lived in Britain for most of your life to be considered "truly British", a survey finds.

UK to re-open embassy in Iran

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:34
William Hague says the "circumstances are right" for the UK to re-open its embassy in Iran's capital, Tehran, which has been shut since 2011.

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5% in May

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:33
Lower fares for flights helped to push the rate of inflation down to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years in May, new figures show.

I turned down Arsenal move - Draxler

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:28
Schalke and Germany midfielder Julian Draxler says he rejected a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window.

France condemns attack on Roma boy

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:25
The French president condemns a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate.

Aamir killers both lose appeals

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:15
Two hitmen who stabbed a teenager to death in front of his parents after targeting the wrong house lose their appeals.

Thrones finale beats previous season

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:13
The closing episode of fantasy TV series Game of Thrones drew 7.1 million viewers on HBO in the US on Sunday, beating the 5.4 million who tuned in for the previous season's last episode.

AUDIO: 'Scared' residents hit back at charity

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:07
Zoe Conway visits a care home in Northampton, to speak to concerned residents about its potential closure.

PODCAST: The state of the Argentine economy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:00

First up, Juli Niemann, analyist at Smith, Moore and Company, stops by to talk inflation. Plus, more on Apple's settlement in its suit over e-books. Last up, Russell Padmore of the BBC, talks about the current state of Argentina's economy in light of the U.S. court ruling regarding the country's payments to creditors. 

Travel company bets on learning over leisure

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:00

What do you look for in a vacation destination: food, culture, sandy beaches? 

Nicholas Wood, founder of the travel company Political Tours, hopes social and economic change are high on your list. Wood, a seasoned foreign correspondent who’s filed for the BBC, New York Times, and Marketplace, aims to give travelers a deeper understanding of the places they see and hear about in the news, such as Ukraine, Israel, or China. He joins Marketplace Morning Report David Brancaccio to discuss.

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Trial over 'revenge porn' website

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 02:58
There is enough evidence for a man accused of running a website showing thousands of images of naked women without their consent to be put on trial, a San Diego judge rules.

Hidden painting found in Picasso art

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 02:54
Scientists discover a hidden painting beneath the brush strokes of The Blue Room, a 1901 Picasso artwork.

Okocha criticises Nigeria coach Keshi

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 02:43
Ex-Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha says coach Stephen Keshi is responsible for the team's struggles against Iran at the World Cup.
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