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Unemployment falls to 6.7% in Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:50
The unemployment rate falls faster in Wales and now stands at 6.7% compared with 7.2% for the UK as a whole, figures show.

VIDEO: Crimea: PM says referendum illegitimate

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:49
The Crimean referendum on joining up with Russia is both "illegitimate and illegal" says David Cameron.

VIDEO: Key footage: Crimea navy base seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:49
Pro-Russian forces enter the Ukrainian navy's headquarters in Crimea, hoisting the Russian flag and prompting Ukrainian servicemen to leave.

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.

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'Anti-social' app to avoid friends

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:21
A new app claims to help you avoid people by alerting you to them being nearby.

Ukraine Says It's Preparing A Plan To Withdraw From Crimea

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:05

Russia has moved to take Crimea from Ukraine. Tuesday, a Ukrainian officer was shot and killed. Wednesday, men thought to be part of a Crimean "self-defense force" stormed another Ukrainian facility.

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VIDEO: Winslet at premiere weeks after baby

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:53
Hollywood actress Kate Winslet attended the premiere of her latest film Divergent in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

UK unemployment falls by 63,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:49
UK unemployment fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January, with the jobless rate at 7.2%.

The trouble blind people have with £1 coins

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:44
A new 12-sided pound coin is to replace the round one. It'll make it easier to identify if you're blind, writes Damon Rose.

Rape arrest in kerb crawler campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:42
One person is charged with rape and 35 arrested for kerb crawling in a prostitution crackdown in Bristol.

Pair remanded over Belfast murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:31
Two men appear in court charged with the murder of 35-year-old Eamonn Ferguson in north Belfast at the weekend.

Rail deal 'misunderstood', says PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:21
David Cameron says Welsh ministers have misunderstood a funding deal to upgrade the railways in south Wales.

Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:16

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to explore how the two countries are linked — and how they are separated.

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Missing Jet's Mysterious Turn May Have Been Plotted Early In Flight

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:15

There are reports that it appears someone programmed a new course into the navigation system before the cockpit's routine-sounding last voice message. That adds to evidence of a deliberate act.

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Benn 'could share Thatcher honour'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:11
Buckingham Palace has been asked to allow the body of the late Tony Benn to rest overnight before his funeral in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft beneath Parliament.

Scottish unemployment falls by 6,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:11
Unemployment in Scotland has continued to fall, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

PODCAST: The dual mandate

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-03-19 03:10

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen can expect questions about interest rates and unemployment when the Fed wraps up its two-day meeting. The Fed had promised to keep interest rates near zero, at least until unemployment hit 6.5 percent. Unemployment is currently at 6.7 percent and dropping (and the Fed has said it will likely look at other factors, too). 

Yellen is known as a proponent of transparency – but she’s expected to say as little as possible  about what those other factors might be

Plus, April 8 is the last day that Microsoft will offer technical support for its 12 year-old operating system, Windows XP. Much of that support means fixing bugs. So after that date, any computer running XP will be considerably more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. But who is still using Microsoft XP? Lots of us apparently: 20 percent of computers worldwide use XP. It's the second most popular operating system behind Windows 7.

 

Drug trial hope for cancer patients

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 02:37
Terminally ill cancer patients in Devon and Cornwall are the first in the world to take part in a new drug trial, it is claimed.

Carroll shocked by Man Utd decline

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 02:30
Olympiakos goalkeeper Roy Carroll says he is shocked by former club Manchester United's decline this season.

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