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Thailand confirms first Mers case

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:36
Thailand confirms its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the deadly virus that has killed 24 people in South Korea.

Entourage 'not misogynistic'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:30
Entourage stars laugh in the face of critics

Call to expand new stroke treatment

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:02
Doctors urge the government to make an effective new stroke treatment more widely available across Scotland.

Many over-65s 'shun public transport'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:58
The public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society in England, with many never using it, a report says.

Council faces further £100m of cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:55
Scotland's largest council is forecasting that it may need to make a further £100m of cuts and savings in the next two years.

Nominations close for Labour posts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:48
Nominations are to close later in the contest to replace Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour leader and to choose a new deputy leader.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:40
What's the next Game of Thrones book to be called?

The letter that reveals a brutal day at Scapa Flow

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:39
New insight into mass sinking of WW1 ships

Close-up on 'most ambitious game'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:26
Get close to a 'most ambitious game'

A&E inspectors had to intervene

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:24
Hospital inspectors had to intervene to stop two patients on trolleys in a corridor colliding at a "severely overcrowded" A&E, a report reveals.

Deliver thy neighbor's Amazon order

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:17
3.5 million

That's how many packages Amazon ships every day, and shipping costs grew by almost a third last year. It makes sense that the company is looking at new ways to ship, and sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning its own sort of TaskRabbit or Postmates service, asking customers to deliver packages from retail stores to each other.

$80 billion

That's what power outages cost the U.S. in lost work. Like a lot of American infrastructure, the electrical grid is a marvel, but it's showing its age. It's susceptible to outages from severe weather, and those outages last longer than they do in other countries.


That's how low Etsy's share price has hit since its IPO in April, falling by more than half. With the company now a decade old and in precarious new territory, we sat down with CEO Chad Dickerson to check in.

5.5 years

That's how many year's worth of wages it would take U.S. service workers to afford a home, on average— more than double the recommended 2.6 years. That's according to a new analysis from the Martin Prosperity Institute as reported by CityLab. In parts of Silicon Valley, it would take them up to 20 years to afford a home. In all, the report only found two metropolitan areas were homes were within reach of service workers: Anderson, Indiana, and Saginaw, Michigan.


The year Alexander Hamilton become the country's first Treasury secretary at 34, creating America's first central bank, tax system and so on from scratch. That comes from Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, who's Politico op-ed says making Hamilton share the $10 bill with a woman instead of replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 would be "correct[ing] one historic injustice by committing another."

Charleston shooting opens old wounds

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:11
Black churches played a central role in the civil-rights struggle

Eton plans online lessons for China

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:59
Eton College is going to launch online tutorials for schools in China.

The women who science forgot

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:58
Many female scientists in the past were not given credit for their achievements - here are just a few of them.

Have Israel-US relations reached a new low?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:51
These are turbulent times for the relationship between Israel and its closest ally, says Jonathan Marcus.

Emergency summit called over Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:37
Leaders from eurozone nations are to hold an emergency summit on Monday after the latest attempts to resolve the Greek debt crisis failed.

How did the Turin Shroud get its image?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:30
How does the Turin Shroud come to bear a man's image?

Greece on brink and extremism warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:25
Greece seemingly heading towards the abyss and a speech by David Cameron on extremism make the front page headlines.

Here's Why The Grass Isn't Greener At This Year's U.S. Open

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:19

The Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington State is almost all drought-resistant fescue grass, which is supposed to be brown in hot months.

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PM warns of 'quietly condoning' IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:18
Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to warn of the dangers posed by those who "quietly condone" Islamic State militants' extremist ideology.