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VIDEO: Teaching goldfish how to drive

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 04:15
A Netherlands firm has developed a robotic fish tank that can be driven by a goldfish.

Council boss asked to pay back money

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 04:07
The chief executive of Pembrokeshire council will be asked to pay back thousands of pounds after salary supplements were ruled unlawful.

Fatal balloon crash was avoidable

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 04:00
A hot air balloon crash in Turkey which killed a Welsh space scientist five years ago could have been averted, a coroner says.

Vocal coach leads UK Eurovision jury

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:58
Eurovision Song Contest organisers reveal the national jury members for this year's competition, with TV vocal coach Carrie Grant chairing the UK's panel.

Xi demands action after China blast

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:54
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges "decisive actions" against "terrorist attacks" in Xinjiang, following a deadly blast at a railway station.

Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:54
US media group Viacom has agreed to buy the UK's Channel 5 for £450m, it has been announced.

VIDEO: 'Giant fireball' after train derails

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:51
Amateur footage has captured the moments after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in Lynchburg, Virginia.

How LinkedIn is trying to stay afloat

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:46

Twitter's stock hit a new low this week, and it seems that right now Wall Street doesn’t have much love for the social-media sector. Despite revenue growth, the sector is seeing a slowdown in users signing up and in advertising sales.

Could LinkedIn weather the storm better than its competitors? 

One a chunk of its revenue comes from corporate recruiters and member fees. 

But Geoffrey James says he thinks LinkedIn is safe because it focuses on what nearly all of us do: work. "And that's its beauty," he says. "It's work. It's the lack of the funny cat pictures," he says. 

Sharing cat pictures may come and go, but sharing who we are as workers, James says, has staying power.

Pound rises on UK factory surge

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:46
The pound hits its highest level against the dollar for nearly five years after a survey suggests that UK manufacturing grew much faster than expected in April.

AUDIO: Lloyds' progress 'built on cost-cutting'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:34
Banking expert Peter Hahn discusses Lloyds Banking Group's report of a 22% rise in underlying first quarter pre-tax profit.

2 Feet Of Rain Causes Massive Flooding In Florida, Alabama

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:31

The record rainfall in some areas comes close on the heels of dozens of tornadoes that killed dozens of people across a swath of the country earlier this week.

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Indian mango ban comes into force

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:24
A ban on mangoes, aubergines and types of squashes coming into the UK from India is imposed as part of Europe-wide action.

Caption Challenge: Naughty-looking man

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:20
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

VIDEO: Tear gas used on Turkey protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 03:07
Police have used water cannon and tear gas on May Day protesters in Istanbul as hundreds of people tried to defy a ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square as Selen Girit reports.

AUDIO: Poets fascinated by Dylan lyrics

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:47
Musician Pat Kane and poet Roger McGough discuss a manuscript showing Bob Dylan's original hand-written lyrics for the song Like a Rolling Stone.

Nevin wary of annual England fixture

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:40
Former Scotland international Pat Nevin warns that regular meetings with England run the risk of "boring" players.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:37
The government insists it is acting to prevent abuse and poor care in residential homes.

Kiev holds 'spying' Russia diplomat

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:32
A Russian military attache is detained in Ukraine on suspicion of spying and ordered to leave the country, as tensions grow between Kiev and Moscow.

Lorry crashes into garden of house

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:31
A lorry has crashed into the garden of a house in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

VIDEO: Family 'devastated' at teacher's death

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 02:30
The family of teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death at a school in Leeds, have described her as "a shining light" who "brightened the world".
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