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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:59

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.

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Queen's Baton bearers get engaged

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:55
Two baton bearers get engaged as they take part in the Queen's Baton Relay in Inverclyde.

Eight killed in Sinai rocket attacks

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:52
Egypt's military warns it will continue its crackdown on jihadist militants after two rocket attacks in Sinai kill seven civilians and one soldier.

VIDEO: Freak hailstorm hits Siberia beach

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:51
Swimmers and sunbathers were forced to run for cover when hit a freak hailstorm hit a beach in Siberia, Russia, on Saturday.

Chisora & Fury in £10,000 wager

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:51
Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury shake hands on a £10,000 bet on the outcome of their world title eliminator.

Messi Golden Ball 'surprised' Blatter

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:41
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he was surprised that Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball award at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Sudan anger at 'church-building ban'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 09:39
The Sudan Council of Churches criticises the authorities for banning the construction of new churches in the mainly Muslim country.

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.
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