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Australia leads plane south search

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 00:05
Australia will control the "southern vector" search for the missing Malaysian plane, PM Tony Abbott says, amid scrutiny of cockpit communications.

Paying For College: No Easy Answers For Many Families

NPR News - Sun, 2014-03-16 23:59

After adjusting for inflation, the cost of tuition more than tripled between 1973 and 2013. That reality has been forcing more and more students to take on staggering debts.

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Abercrombie? Aeropostale? That's so 2012.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Sun, 2014-03-16 23:50

The once-popular Aeropostale  is closing stores and has posted losses for the past five quarters. It's not alone. A raft of stores that target the youth market, including Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle, are also hurting. Retail anaylsts say a handful of factors are affecting sales.

First, Aeropostale has increased competition from fast-fashion stores like Uniqlo, Forever 21 and H&M. Young people seem to prefer European-inspired clothing to the logo-branded hoodies and T-shirts favored by teens in decades past. 

The electronics sector is also competing for youth dollars, with smart phones, tablets and movie and music purchases eating up a bigger part of the teen budget.

Finally, the shrinking labor market has hit teenagers, and their parents, hard. The Brookings Institution said this week that youth employment is its lowest since World War II.

Ricciardo justified Red Bull selection - Coulthard

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 23:45
New Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo is already showing himself a worthy replacement for Mark Webber, says David Coulthard

VIDEO: How did Hong Kong lose Alibaba?

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 23:29
Linda Yueh looks at how Hong Kong's stock exchange lost out to the US in winning the business of the year's hottest public stock offering - that of Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba.

Explosive device found in south Belfast

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 22:38
An explosive device is found during a security alert in South Belfast on Sunday .

The secret is out - Liverpool can win title

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 22:32
Liverpool's 3-0 win at Manchester United is the performance of a team that believes it will win the Premier League, says Phil McNulty

Patients sent to doctor's hospital

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 22:24
A mental health trust planning to close beds spends £1.2m sending patients to a senior consultant's private hospital.

Crimea vote and Mo Farah collapse in papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 22:21
The fallout from the Crimea referendum sparks fears in the papers, while there is more speculation about the missing Malaysian plane and concern after Mo Farah's race collapse.

VIDEO: Planet Mercury 'is getting smaller'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 22:20
The planet Mercury is about 7km smaller today than when its crust first solidified over four billion years ago, a Nasa mission has revealed.

Submerged car to be sold for charity

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 21:57
A submerged car widely pictured during coverage of the Somerset Levels flooding is put up for sale on eBay to raise money for flood victims.

El Salvador ex-rebel's win confirmed

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 21:53
El Salvador's electoral court confirms the victory of former left-wing rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren in a tight presidential run-off election.

The A&E doctors moving to Australia

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 21:13
The A&E doctors leaving the NHS to work in Australia

Saying goodbye to Camp Bastion

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 21:07
'Job done, get home' - the UK troops leaving Helmand

Alibaba reveals US flotation plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 20:58
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announces plans for a flotation in the US, saying the move will make it "a more global company".

PNG judge in Australia asylum probe

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 20:27
Papua New Guinea judge begins a human rights inquiry into Australia's immigration detention camp on Manus Island, after February's deadly clashes.

Skin-tight suits for space explorers

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 18:18
Scientists develop a skin-tight spacesuit to try to stop astronauts' spines expanding when they are working in weightless conditions in space.

'Vigorous exercise' cuts flu risk

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 18:06
Doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests

Ofsted inspectors 'lack key skills'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:56
Many Ofsted inspectors do not have the skills needed to make fair judgements of schools, a report by the Policy Exchange think tank says.

Starting salaries 'rise sharply'

BBC - Sun, 2014-03-16 17:26
A continuing surge in demand for staff helped to boost starting salaries for permanent jobs in Scotland last month, according to a new survey.

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