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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 20 - in 60 secs

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:25
Oscar Pistorius faced another day of intense cross-examination at his trial on Friday - and said he "was in a panic" in the moments before he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Casting the vote in India and Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:23
William Dalrymple on elections in India and Afghanistan

News of the World 'a force for good'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:21
Rebekah Brooks is "a really sweet girl" and the News of the World was "a force for good", the mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne tells the Old Bailey.

I considered suicide, says Bradley

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:10
Timothy Bradley says he "considered suicide" after receiving death threats following his points win over Manny Pacquiao.

'No' campaign 'is in deep trouble'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:09
Scotland's deputy first minister attacks the campaign to keep the Union, saying it is in "deep trouble", ahead of the independence referendum.

Gay man jailed for murdering wife

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:08
A bank worker is jailed for life for strangling his wife and burning her body in a garden incinerator to stop her revealing his homosexuality.

Live radio - through Google Glass

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:05
Can streaming live radio give you a seasick feeling?

Germany's green dreams meet harsh reality

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 08:01
As the UN's climate panel meets in Berlin, Germany's fossil fuel industry is as busy as ever, reports David Shukman.

PODCAST: What's so bad about low inflation?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:57
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:46

Why are investors suddenly fleeing from stocks?

Right now our inflation rate is around 1 percent. But some at the Fed say that's way too low. The hope is to see inflation go up. But why on earth would we want to increase inflation?  

When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America. That’s according to new data from the Social Progress Imperative, an organization which aims to understand how countries are performing on a variety of measures including health, education, technology, and opportunity.

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Cameron attacks Welsh Labour on NHS

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:55
Prime Minister David Cameron tells the Conservative Party conference in Wales that Offa's Dyke is becoming "the line between life and death".

Obama nominates new health secretary

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:54
US President Barack Obama nominates budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Five people compared to Adrian Mole

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:49
The fictional diarist Adrian Mole has permeated culture and led to unlikely comparisons with real life figures.

DNA tests identify Norway amnesiac

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:49
DNA tests confirm that a man found in a snowdrift in Norway suffering from amnesia is from the Czech Republic, police say.

Cardiff take action over team 'leak'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:47
Cardiff City begin disciplinary proceedings against two employees over an alleged leak of team details before Crystal Palace clash.

PODCAST: What's so bad about low inflation?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:46

Why are investors suddenly fleeing from stocks?

Right now our inflation rate is around 1 percent. But some at the Fed say that's way too low. The hope is to see inflation go up. But why on earth would we want to increase inflation?  

When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America. That’s according to new data from the Social Progress Imperative, an organization which aims to understand how countries are performing on a variety of measures including health, education, technology, and opportunity.

Nasdaq'ed: tech slide continues

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:46

It was a rough week for tech and bio-tech stocks. And in Marketplace's Weekly Wrap segment, Leigh Gallagher, editor of Fortune Magazine, and Sudeep Reddy, from the Wall Street Journal, recap the week's financial news.

This week's market slump was driven in large part by big-name tech companies, and on Thursday, the Nasdaq Composite slumped 3.1 percent, its biggest decline since November 2011. 

 "We're seeing this increasing skittishness, and whether it's related to Candy Crush's IPO or tech stocks this week or JP Morgan today, if you pull really far back, last year the market was pretty boffo. It was up 30 percent," says Gallagher. "And the whole world knows that we're not going to do that again this year."

Was last year's market performance a little too bananas?

"Bananas, boffo, I'll give you another b-word: bubble," says Reddy. "We've spent so much time thinking about bubbles... that we've actually lost sight of some of the more fundamental issues like corporate earnings and economic expectations. And we'd have to see some pretty remarkable economic growth and profit growth to support where the stock market has been the past couple of months."

Israel sets Palestinian tax sanction

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:39
Israel sets a tax sanction on the Palestinian Authority in the latest retaliatory step for its signing up to join international treaties.

U.S. Denies Visa To Iran's Controversial U.N. Envoy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:35

The moves comes after Congress approved legislation aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

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Mugabe comment offends Nigeria

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:33
Nigeria summons Zimbabwe's envoy to the country over President Robert Mugabe's comment that Zimbabwe is becoming "like Nigeria" in terms of corruption.

EU urged to help Italy with migrants

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-11 07:14
The UN's refugee agency says the EU must help Italy with a dramatic upsurge in migrants, with as many as 6,000 reaching its shores in the past four days.
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