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Scoutmaster jailed for sex attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:25
A former scoutmaster who admitted 26 sex offences against boys during the 1960s and 1970s is jailed for 12 years.

VIDEO: Airport bosses put case for expansion

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:20
The chief executives of London's two largest airports put the case why their site should be expanded.

New book tells of China's modern awakening

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:12

If someone forced you to name the biggest economic and social transformation of the last 35 years, what would you say? The internet, probably.

But what about China, where more than half a billion people have moved up from poverty? Like so much good writing about vast topics, New Yorker writer Evan Osnos tells it from the grassroots.

Osnos' new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China is out today. Click the above audio player to listen to our discussion.

New books tells of China's modern awakening

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:12

If someone forced you to name the biggest economic and social transformation of the last 35 years, what would you say? The internet, probably.

But what about China, where more than half a billion people have moved up from poverty? Like so much good writing about vast topics, New Yorker writer Evan Osnos tells it from the grassroots.

Osnos' new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China is out today. Click the above audio player to listen to our discussion.

Hospital care failings 'shock'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:05
Unacceptable levels of care were found at two Welsh hospitals following the death of elderly woman who was neglected while a patient.

What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:00
What is the 'right to be forgotten', and how could it affect you?

VIDEO: MPs quiz Pfizer boss on AstraZeneca bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:52
The head of US drugs company Pfizer is questioned by MPs about the proposed takeover of British rival AstraZeneca.

NBA apologises over Sterling remarks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:39
The NBA apologises to former player Magic Johnson after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticises him for contracting HIV.

Rugby youth face scrum safety tests

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:36
Research suggests that young rugby players should be tested for neck strength before being allowed to participate in the front row of scrums.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:30
Nick Clegg says new rules will force letting agents to be more transparent about their fees.

Former Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Gets 6-Year Prison Term For Bribery

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:28

In the first criminal conviction of a former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert is punished for taking bribes related to a real estate deal. His sentence also includes a fine of $290,000.

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In pictures: Steve McCurry's Afghanistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:27
Exhibition on Afghanistan by celebrated photographer

Alien designer HR Giger dies at 74

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:20
The Swiss artist and designer of Ridley Scott's Alien, HR Giger, dies after falling down the stairs.

Airbus orders slump but profit rises

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:18
Europe's largest aerospace group Airbus says orders for its jets dropped sharply in the first quarter of the year, but profits nearly doubled.

Henson in Wales Probables squad

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:16
Bath utility back Gavin Henson is a surprise selection in the Probables squad against the Possibles for the Wales trial match.

Leeds teacher 'died from neck wound'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:11
A teacher who was attacked in her classroom died from "shock and haemorrhage" after being stabbed in the neck, an inquest hears.

Nigerian Woman Spots Her Daughter In Boko Haram Video

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:11

The video released by extremist group Boko Haram on Monday shows more than 100 abducted girls. Officials say they are open to negotiate.

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VIDEO: Blondie on 40 years of rock and roll

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:06
To mark the release of their 40th anniversary album, Blondie perform for Newsnight at the BBC's Maida Vale studios

Caroline Aherne has lung cancer

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:55
Award-winning TV writer and comedian Caroline Aherne is recovering following treatment for lung cancer.

Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:52

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

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