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Asked To Divide Zero By Zero, Siri Waxes Philosophical (And Personal)

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:22

Siri's elaborate reply easily surpasses the simple "Does not compute" with which robots in old sci-fi movies used to announce a bout of cognitive dissonance.

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VIDEO: Tyres set alight on Eurotunnel track

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:12
Thousands of cross-Channel passengers are stranded after striking Calais ferry workers closed the French port and blocked Eurotunnel rail services.

Easy wins for Federer and Nadal

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 07:11
Second seed Roger Federer and 10th seed Rafael Nadal easily progress to the second round at Wimbledon.

'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:54

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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Schools' new rules on extremism

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:52
The legal requirement for schools to challenge extremism is about to come into force.

Baby found in river 'died at birth'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:31
The newborn baby boy who was found in a river in Cardiff is believed to have died at birth, police say.

John Noakes missing from home

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:30
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, who has Alzheimer's disease, is reported missing from his home in Majorca.

VIDEO: Gunman 'prayed' moments before death

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 06:00
The BBC's Ben Brown reports from Sousse in Tunisia on what is known about the last moments of Seifeddine Rezgui, who killed 38 people at a beach resort on Friday.

Ricciardo Ferrari move 'unlikely'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:59
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo says it is unlikely he will move to Ferrari next year, but does not rule it out.

How 4 Gay Black Women Fought Back Against A Sexual Harasser — And Landed In Jail

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:58

They're called the New Jersey 4, a group of young women who were catcalled and allegedly attacked in New York. Why did they — and not their harasser — end up in jail? A new documentary digs in.

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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:50

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:49

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.

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MPs debate devolution of welfare

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:47
There are calls for additional welfare powers for Holyrood to be included in the Scotland Bill being debated in the Commons.

'Merciless' neighbour killer jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:44
A man who murdered his neighbour in "a merciless act of vengeance" after a campaign of harassment is jailed for 28 years.

Cybercriminals exploit Flash bug

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:41
An exploit which takes advantage of a flaw in Adobe's Flash Player is being used by cybercriminals.

VIDEO: Heatwave grips UK as 30C temps forecast

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:40
Britain is heading for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to top 30C on Tuesday and Wednesday, as Duncan Kennedy reports.

Tunisia victims to be repatriated to UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:26
Britons killed by a gunman in last week's Tunisian beach attack will be repatriated from Wednesday ahead of a joint inquest, Downing Street says.

VIDEO: Leap second: What does it mean?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:26
Midnight will come later tonight, as for the first time in three years, an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks.

China climate change plan unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:19
China - the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has announced details of its climate action plan.

What are you going to do with your leap second?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 05:15
What are you going to do with your leap second?