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Two more join axe murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:12
Two more people will join an inquiry into the murder of a Welsh private investigator killed almost 30 years ago, the Home Secretary announces.

Windows browser choice system ends

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:09
A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years

PM intervention not 'serious effort'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:56
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says last week's intervention in the Stormont talks by the British and Irish Prime Ministers was not "a serious effort".

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:54

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

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VIDEO: Footage of Kenya parliament scuffles

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:49
Footage shows Kenyan MPs trading blows amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.

Women bishops fast-tracked to Lords

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:44
A temporary change to the way the 26 "spiritual" seats in the Lords are allocated will allow women bishops to be represented as soon as possible, the government says.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:32
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Caption Challenge: Light costume

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:30
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Friday marks election campaign start

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:30
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.

Abuse inquiry investigates murders

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:29
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders at locations including military establishments as part of a child abuse inquiry, police say.

New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:28

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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Churchill painting sells for £1.8m

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:19
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks.

VIDEO: Transport Committee

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:18
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

Launchbury to miss Six Nations

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:16
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.

Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:13
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.

Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:06
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.

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PODCAST: The Sony cancellation

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:00

The day after the guardians of interest rates at the Federal Reserve issued a statement that would get demerits for vagueness from any freshman English professor. And we could see more information from the U.S. government as early as today about who hacked the computers of Sony Pictures, leading to the mass release of internal company emaisl and, now, the cancellation of the release of the movie at the center of this. That movie, titlted The Interview, is a comedy about a plot against the North Korean leader. In the last 24 hours, a unnamed U.S. official has been suggesting the hack may have started in North Korea. Plus, when you think of negotiating for higher pay, the people who work hard picking apples and cherries aren't the first folks who come to mind with the clout to drive up compensation. Individual farmworkers don't control much about their work environment. But in Washington's Yakima Valley, growers and workers alike say the growing use of cell phones has shaken up the labor market.

Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:59
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.

Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 02:59
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.