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The Financial Times, A Newspaper Success Story, Is Sold For $1.3 Billion

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.

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Baseball Writer To Be Honored By Hall Of Fame, But He's Out Of A Job

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

Baseball writer Tom Gage is being honored by the Hall of Fame for his long and illustrious career at The Detroit News. But he didn't leave his beat voluntarily. He recently lost his job at the paper.

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Doctors Plan Database On Cancer Drugs, Showing Effectiveness And Cost

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

A group of cancer doctors is trying to create a database on cancer drugs. It would give a score for each drug, reflecting how well the drug works, and also how much the drug costs.

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Clutha pub to reopen after crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 01:00
A new bar is to open at the Clutha pub in Glasgow more than a year and a half after a police helicopter crashed into its roof.

'Hundreds' of migrants target tunnel

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:43
Incursions by migrants into the Eurotunnel terminal in France have become a "nightly occurrence", the rail operator says

Corbyn could be PM - Livingstone

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:29
Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone defends Jeremy Corbyn's electoral appeal, saying the left-wing Labour leadership contender could be prime minister.

VIDEO: Train smashes into limo stuck on track

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:26
A group of teenagers managed to escape from a stretch limousine moments before it was struck by a freight train in Indiana.

Fishing boats in collision at sea

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:23
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is to investigate a collision between two fishing boats off the Western Isles.

Step forward for computing by light

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:23
Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.

'Arsenal can buy almost any player'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:12
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has the financial backing to break the club's transfer record, says club director Lord Harris.

Council proposes city name change

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:03
A proposal from Sinn Féin to change the name of Londonderry to Derry is described as "sectarian" by unionists.

VIDEO: How has Amazon become so profitable?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:03
As Amazon announces better-than-expected sales figures, Michelle Fleury explains how the company has become so profitable.

Man charged with double murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 23:55
A 23-year-old is accused of murdering a man and woman who were found dead in a house in Essex.

Egypt's Military Struggles To Quell Growing ISIS-Linked Insurgency

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 23:54

Egypt has intensified its military response against insurgents who've pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. But some warn that the government's crackdown is only creating more extremists.

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Allenby caddie 'sacked' mid-round

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 23:50
Robert Allenby says he sacked his caddie mid-round at the Canadian Open after disagreeing over club selection.

VIDEO: How and why a mosquito bites you

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 23:28
Malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat - they have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa

Ex-Russia ambassador in 2018 warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 23:18
Stripping Russia of the World Cup would exacerbate the Ukraine crisis, warns a former British ambassador to the 2018 hosts.

Bookies Ladbrokes to merge with Coral

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 23:15
Bookmakers Ladbrokes has announced it plans to merge with Gala Coral in a deal expected to create the country's biggest betting shop chain.

Seat-swap drama at Anne-Marie Duff play

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 22:56
The National Theatre is asking audience members to swap seats half-way through its forthcoming mining drama Husbands and Sons.

VIDEO: Obama's 'blunt message' on gay rights

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 22:53
President Obama tells the BBC he will deliver a blunt message on gay rights and discrimination when he travels to Africa.