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Colbert to succeed David Letterman

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:43
Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, will succeed Late Show host David Letterman upon his retirement next year, CBS says.

Snowdonia surf centre work to start

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:38
Work is expected to start on building a multi-million pound surf attraction and "wave garden" in the Conwy Valley in May.

Tebbit gun jibe 'highly dangerous'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:33
Conservative peer Lord Tebbit is rebuked by a minister in his own party after he said he hoped that Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for meeting the Queen.

What should Sajid Javid do first?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:30
What should be top of Sajid Javid's in-tray?

Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:30

An Indian-American reporter recalls the deep shame he felt as a kid eating Indian food with his hands. But his daughter reminds him of the true joy of hand-eating, and he decides to try it in public.

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'Gospel Of Jesus's Wife' Papyrus Not A Forgery, Harvard Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:25

The tiny fragment, written in Egyptian Coptic, contains a purported reference by Jesus to his wife. New evidence dates it to between the sixth and ninth centuries.

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VIDEO: Lucky turtle gets prosthetic fin

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:24
A turtle in Israel which lost two limbs has been given a designer prosthetic dorsal fin.

Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:24

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.

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VIDEO: Minesweeper robot winning exports

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:20
A Cambridgeshire firm has designed a robot minesweeper that is winning exports to Africa and South America.

Cleared Blakelock accused freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:02
The man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Tottenham riots is released from prison.

MP Evans cleared of sexual assaults

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:00
Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans is cleared of a string of sex abuse allegations, including one of rape.

Wonk Week In Washington: When Briefings Are Better Than Blossoms

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:41

Let the tourists stare at the cherry blossoms. This week, with its World Bank and IMF meetings, is for the true, serious wonks who just can't get enough of lecture halls and soggy hors d'oeuvres.

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Man up, Collins tells banned Powell

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:39
Asafa Powell cannot use ignorance as an excuse for his 18-month drug ban, says ex-world champion Kim Collins.

Hillsborough took 'beautiful' girls

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:31
A father whose two "beautiful" daughters died at the Hillsborough disaster "lost everything, the present, future and any purpose", a coroner hears.

'Will I Survive, Or Will I Die?' Stabbing Survivor Wondered

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:29

Brett Hurt was one of the first students stabbed Wednesday at a high school near Pittsburgh. He credits a friend for saving his life and hopes his attacker will "forgive himself."

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PODCAST: From bailout to IPO

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:16

Ally Financial is trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, under the ticker symbol ALLY. The company, you might remember, had to be bailed out by the government in 2008, as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP, to the tune of $17.2 billion. The stock sale puts the government a step closer to sloughing off what remains of the financial crisis bailouts.

With Ukraine refusing to pay its gas bills to Russia's Gazprom and Europe looking for alternative energy sources, Russia -- it seems -- is on the outs. But now Putin is turning his attention eastward, towards China, and may be finding a friend. Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss Russia's balancing act and why the country might try to disrupt Ukraine's upcoming elections.

Teenagers are now spending as much, if not more, on food as on clothing, according to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual report on teen spending, out this week. And teenager's new favorite place to spend money? Starbucks.

 

 

Pit closures threaten 1,300 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:13
Two deep coal mines in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire are to close next year with the loss of 1,300 jobs, the government announces.

Abuse victim suicide 'preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:12
The suicide of a violinist days after she testified in court against an ex-choirmaster "could and should" have been prevented, a report says.

Pistorius 'lied and distorted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:05
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is painted as a selfish, reckless liar in a second-day of gruelling cross-examination at his murder trial.

Heartbleed bug causes confusion

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 07:04
Computers vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which allows data to be stolen from servers, are being actively sought online, say security experts.
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