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Kurdish peace 'impossible' - Turkey

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:51
Turkey's president says Kurdish attacks on Turkish targets make peace impossible, as Nato members discuss its campaigns against border militants.

People's president: India mourns Abdul Kalam

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:33
The death of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has triggered an outpouring of grief in India.

Hamilton's 'out-of-body experience'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:32
David Coulthard watches an erratic Lewis Hamilton "dance a fine line between genius and disaster" at the Hungarian GP.

'I lost all honour in gender case'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:19
Sprinter Dutee Chand is glad others will not face similar abuse after being cleared to compete following a gender case.

Turkey vs Islamic State vs the Kurds

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:16
What lies behind Turkey's decision to bomb the Kurds and Islamic State - while pushing for a 'buffer zone' in Syria? The BBC Neil Arun explains.

Thieving on-the-run vicar jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:14
A vicar who went on the run after being found guilty of pocketing more than £16,500 of church fees is jailed for almost three years.

Accused falls down court stairs

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:08
An ambulance was called to Armagh courthouse after a man accused of assaulting victims campaigner Willie Frazer fell down a flight of stairs.

In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:02

The sentence was handed down in connection to killings during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father Moammar Gadhafi. Saif Al-Islam, however, is being held by a militia in the west.

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Corbyn: I'm embarrassed by sexy label

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:00
Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn says he is "embarrassed" by Mumsnet users calling him "sexy".

PODCAST: Emergency Grexit

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:00

How far did Greece go in planning to possibly give up the euro? More on that. Plus, we talk to Lorena Ascencios, head wine-buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits, about corkscrews for our on-going Pro Tool series.

Why simple is best when it comes to corkscrews

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-07-28 03:00

Lorena Ascencios

Justin Ho/Marketplace

As part of our series called Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional, we're looking for those must-have devices in the possession of anyone in the workforce, be they a hair dresser, dancer or writer.

The fourth item in our series? A bottle opener. 

Professional: Lorena Ascencios, wine buyer at Astor Wines & Spirits in Manhattan. 

Pro Tool: Waiter's corkscrew

Why it's a Pro Tool: "It kind of looks like a pocket knife, you can fit it in your pocket. It's discreet and it's small and it fits just about anywhere ... But ultimately the most important aspect of this is the wine in and of itself. "

Click on the audio player below to hear Ascencios explain how to open a bottle of wine with the waiter's corkscrew — and why you may not want to pop the cork. 


Android bug affects 'billion' phones

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:56
A bug in the Android mobile operating system is discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.

How to get a Walk of Fame star

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:53
How do you get a star on the famous Walk of Fame?

Congolese player in intensive care

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:52
Congolese striker Rudy Guelord Bhebey Ndey is in intensive care after falling on his head during a match on Saturday.

VIDEO: Will gamers flock to Angry Birds 2?

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:48
Rovio Entertainment, creators of the smash hit mobile game Angry Birds, are set to release their new game, Angry Birds 2, as Jeremy Howell reports.

Cat paw print found on Roman tile

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:46
A paw print made by a cat in Roman times is discovered on a 2,000 year old roof tile in Gloucester.

Volkswagen overtakes Toyota in sales

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:41
Volkswagen became the world's biggest-selling vehicle maker in the first half of the year, overtaking Toyota for the first time.

Breastfeeding mum to face charges

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:35
A mother who claimed a security guard assaulted her while removing her breastfeeding baby from her in Primark is summoned to appear at court.

Conley death 'was not suspicious'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:34
No suspicious circumstances surrounded the death of a seven-year-old Barnsley boy whose body was found at a building site, police say.

New city rail station plans unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 02:29
Fresh plans are drawn up for the biggest transformation of Cardiff Central railway station since it was built in the 1850s.