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Fighting for children without lawyer

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:47
The parents who represent themselves

French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:19

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.

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AUDIO: Leech used woman's nose 'as a nest'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:18
A Glasgow woman discovered that her persistent nosebleeds had been caused by a leech living in her nostril.

VIDEO: Family 'tried to free' Syria doctor

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:58
"Superhuman" efforts were made by the family of a British doctor to secure his release before his death in a Syrian prison, an inquest has heard.

Woman finds three-inch leech in nose

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:52
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.

Pub fight peacemaker died after hit

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:51
A man is jailed for punching and killing a bystander who tried to break up a fight outside a Caerphilly pub.

VIDEO: UK government to sell Eurostar stake

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:50
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances but Labour warns against a "rushed" sell-off.

Day in pictures: 13 October

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:43
24 hours of news images: 13 October

Death sentences for Xinjiang attacks

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:43
A court in China's restive Xinjiang region sentences 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July.

'Giant wings' fill Tate Turbine Hall

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:24
A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.

Campaigning with UKIP's Nigel Farage

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:14
Six months on the campaign trail with UKIP leader

VIDEO: Collecting the bodies of the Ebola dead

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:05
Voice of America News' Benno Muchler reports on a burial teams in the Liberian capital Monrovia and the grim and risky task of dealing with the infected bodies of Ebola victims.

Railroads profit from energy boom

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:00

The railroad business has been heating up, thanks in part to the energy boom underway in parts of the United States. Now there’s word that Canadian Pacific Railway approached U.S. rail company CSX Corporation about a merger. CSX reportedly declined.  

Together the two companies would have a market value of about $62 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the proposed merger. Combined they have more than 35,000 miles of track across much of Canada and the U.S.

The offer comes as the railroad business is experiencing a resurgence, fueled partly by an increase in crude oil production in states like North Dakota and Texas. Major railroads operating in the U.S. made more than $2 billion hauling crude last year, according to the Journal. Meanwhile, bumper crops of grain in the Midwest and Canada and an improving economy have increased other kinds of rail traffic.

“The railroads are suffering right now from basically too much traffic that they’re having a little difficulty handling," says Steve Ditmeyer, who teaches railway management at Michigan State University. “It’s a problem, but it’s a good problem that they have.”

All the extra traffic has caused delays for Amtrak, the passenger rail service, and for farmers trying to get their products to market.  

AUDIO: 'Despair' of being 93 and lonely

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:47
A 93-year-old describes the the "despair" and loneliness he has suffered since becoming a widower.

Man in court on explosives charges

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:31
A 43-year-old man appears in court in Enniskillen over bombs and weapons found at a farm in Kinawley, County Fermanagh.

East Ukraine rebel leader attacked

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:31
A pro-Russian Donetsk rebel leader, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car, causing it to crash.

French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:28

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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'Revenge porn' illegal under new law

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:23
People who post so-called "revenge porn" pictures and videos onto the internet could face two years in jail under a new law.

Minibus collision kills 30 in Egypt

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:06
Three minibuses are involved in a collision in southern Egypt, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than a dozen, security sources say.

Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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