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Nadine Gordimer: Wise Words About Bettering A Troubled World

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:20

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

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Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:16

The nation's top Internet companies are officially pressing for broad regulation to maintain free and equal access to the Internet.

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Migrants to pay more to use NHS

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:10
Non-EU patients are to be charged 150% of the cost of NHS treatment in a fresh crackdown on so-called "health tourism".

Britons evacuated from Gaza violence

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:09
William Hague says the violence in Gaza is deeply concerning and 27 UK nationals and their dependants have been evacuated.

Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:05

Host Michel Martin speaks with religious leaders about how faith organizations are responding to the recent surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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BT customers suffer email failure

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:00
Tens of thousands of users could not access their emails over the weekend, with many still locked out, while millions of accounts were being migrated.

eBay and Sotheby's join forces again

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:00

eBay and Sotheby’s want you to buy more high-end stuff (from them, of course). So, they're marrying Sotheby’s cache and eBay’s technological know-how.

eBay is creating a new marketplace where it will stream some of Sotheby’s New York auctions, so customers can bid online. The idea is to reach new, younger consumers, who'd never go to an auction.

“You’ve got millennials who are starting to make  some money, and they’ve grown up around this technology, and would find it silly to go somewhere to do something like this,” says Paula Rosenblum, a managing partner with RSR Research.

Sotheby’s can just piggy back on eBay’s existing technology, the question is: What’s in it for eBay? 

“There’s never any harm from having a venerable brand like Sotheby’s sprinkle some of its pixie dust, hopefully, onto eBay,” says Sucharita Mulpuru, a retail analyst with Forrester Research.

Mulpuru says eBay wants to attract more affluent consumers to its site. But they won’t be able to use PayPal for their new paintings and purses - at least not right away.  

 The two companies tried a partnership a dozen years ago, but it didn’t work. They're hoping this time will be different.

In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:56

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.

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VIDEO: 100 years of commercial aviation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:53
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst looks at the first 100 years of commercial aviation.

'Medieval turf war' hit-man jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:51
A hired killer who murdered a gang boss and shot his own getaway driver as part of a "Medieval turf war" in London is jailed.

Gaza fire traded on seventh day

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:43
Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel continue, on the seventh day of Israel's operation against Palestinian militants.

Farnborough Airshow: In pictures

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:42
The latest images from the 2014 Farnborough Airshow

Malala meets Nigeria's leader

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:35
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai meets Nigeria's president to press for more action to free the schoolgirls held by Islamist militants.

Patience & Willis win European gold

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:35
British pair Luke Patience and Elliot Willis win gold at the 470 European Championships in Athens.

Contador pulls out of Tour de France

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:35
Alberto Contador of Spain pulls out of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 to reclaim the yellow jersey.

Inquiry 'would have led to Kincora'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:32
A Conservative MP claims Lady Butler-Sloss was right to step aside from the child abuse inquiry as it would have looked at the Kincora inquiry's terms of reference, drafted by her brother.

Man Utd signs £750m Adidas kit deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:25
Adidas will pay £75m a season to make Manchester United's kit for the next 10 years, after Nike ended its 13-year partnership.

Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:19

More than 20 years after first allowing women to serve as priests, the church voted to ordain women as bishops. A similar proposal had been narrowly defeated in 2012.

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Talks due over parades inquiry call

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:16
Unionist and Orange Order leaders are to meet with the secretary of state next week to discuss their call for an inquiry into the issue of parades.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:15
William Hague calls for an urgent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
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