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How Italia 90 changed England

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:47
How Italia 90 changed England

Was HG Wells the first to think of the atom bomb?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:40
Did a science fiction writer predict the atom bomb 30 years before?

Now you can authorize mobile payments with a selfie

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:27

Most people aren't paying for things with their phones just yet. If you are, maybe you're just getting used to using your fingerprint to authorize a transaction.

MasterCard is blazing right ahead with an app that will let you pay for items with your face.

Technically, you pay using your MasterCard, obviously. But to authorize your mobile payment, you look at your camera's selfie cam and blink once to prove you're a human.

This story has everything America loves: Buying stuff, cell phones and selfies.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Footballers attempt to break record

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:26
Amateur footballers in Edinburgh are attempting to break the world record for the longest 11-a-side match by playing for 105 hours.

The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:20
The special water flown in for the royal christening

VIDEO: '7/7 still difficult to talk about'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:19
Tim Coulson was travelling eastbound on the Circle Line train when a suicide bomber blew up the passing westbound train in the 7/7 attacks.

Minecraft fans to gather in London

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:16
Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend

VIDEO: ZX Spectrum remake nears completion

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:09
The team recreating the ZX Spectrum's spongy keyboard tells the BBC it has received what is likely to be the final product.

Cats 'control mice' with chemicals

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:08
Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.

Controversy hits Astana before Tour

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:07
Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's team Astana is involved in a drug-related controversy on the eve of the Tour de France.

CBI says UK economic growth slows

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:03
Surveys for the Confederation of British Industry find that manufacturing, retails and services growth slowed in the second quarter.

Island voices on Greek debt crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:00
Greeks on tourist island on referendum

Base event cancelled over 'security'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:49
The US Air Force cancels Independence Day celebrations at a base in Norfolk due to security concerns.

VIDEO: Baby rescued after drifting out to sea

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:28
A baby in Turkey is rescued after floating out to sea, nearly a kilometre from shore.

Mosque blast 'kills Syria militants'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:19
At least 10 members of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, die in a blast at a mosque in Idlib province, activists say.

Tax 'boost' and Heather's 'heartbreak'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:11
Several papers preview inheritance tax changes expected in next week's Budget, while others commiserate with Heather Watson over her narrow defeat to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

Ex-keeper Taylor has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:07
Former England and Derbyshire wicketkeeper Bob Taylor, 73, is in hospital after having a heart attack.

Sampson wants 'more England history'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:06
Boss Mark Sampson wants England to achieve more history by beating Germany to third place at the Women's World Cup.

Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 14:02
Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.

VIDEO: Bassett on England's World Cup loss

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:54
England defender Laura Bassett speaks for the first time since her own goal saw the women's team eliminated from the football World Cup in Canada.