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Rival leaders to hold S Sudan talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:40
South Sudan's president and rebel leader are to meet for the first time since violence erupted in December, claiming thousands of lives.

VIDEO: Devastation in Homs filmed by BBC

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:36
The BBC's Arabic service has visited the Old City of Homs in Syria, as government troops entered previously rebel-held areas of the city.

Whyte & Mackay brand sold for £430m

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:31
United Spirits (USL) says it has agreed to sell its Whyte & Mackay whisky business to a Philippine-based brandy producer for £430m.

Court orders Huhne to pay case costs

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ex-minister Chris Huhne is ordered to pay £77,750 in costs for his prosecution for perverting the course of justice.

Balls accepts 'car bump' mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ed Balls say he will accept penalty charge after an "accidental bump" with a car in his constituency.

Week in pictures: 3-9 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:20
Best news photos from around the world

U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:19

Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.

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Eurovision: Facts and figures

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:17
Winners, losers, voters and viewers

Canada 'sees little job growth'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:16
The Canadian economy shed 29,000 jobs in April and has seen little overall employment growth since August, according to a new government report.

Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Saavy Immigrants Working In US

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:15

What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration lawyer Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa.

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Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:06
Vladimir Putin marks the Soviet WW2 anniversary in annexed Crimea, amid violence in Ukraine's Mariupol between pro-Russian separatists and troops.

The paradox of growing old

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:01
Mary Beard on the paradox of growing old in the modern world

Russia's President Visits Annexed Crimea

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:58

In remarks on a major Russian holiday, Vladimir Putin hailed Crimea's "return to the Motherland." It was his first appearance in the territory since March when Russia annexed the Ukrainian region.

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Miliband 'happy' to meet Pfizer boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:51
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he hopes to meet the US drugs firm next week to discuss its proposed bid for AstraZeneca.

Arrest over mutilation 'conspiracy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:44
A woman is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

PODCAST: Apple goes shopping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:36

Apple is not a company that has bought its way to success through big acquitions. But today there's word of a change in strategy. Several published reports today, starting in the Financial Times, suggest Apple's about to buy Beats, the headphones and music streaming company. Beats was founded by record producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre. Michael Levin is with onsumer Intelligence Research Partners and joined us to discuss.

Meanwhile, this weekend, college seniors and their families will hear a lot of stirring words from commencement speakers as graduation season gets into full swing. What comes next for many will be a little less stirring: the job hunt.

And, the World Economic Forum for Africa wraps up in Abuja, Nigeria today. Energy production was a central was a central theme, which is the frame with today's Marketplace Morning Report Quiz.  In the roll of Quizmaster: Stephan Richter, editor in chief at the Globalist.

Images of man after park sex attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:30
Police investigating a sex attack in Glasgow Green release CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

Flood Of Noahs Hit U.S. Cribs In 2013, Taking Baby Name Honors

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:25

After 54 years of dominance, Jacob and Mark were overcome by Noah as the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. Sophia was the top pick for girls.

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Rodgers set for new Liverpool deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:22
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals that the "framework" of a new contract has been agreed with the club.

Harris 'assaulted daughter's friend'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:21
Entertainer Rolf Harris groomed and repeatedly molested a friend of his daughter, a prosecutor says, describing him as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character.
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