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VIDEO: Stephen Fry on marriage and God

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:45
Stephen Fry talks about his delight at hosting the Baftas again, married life and those remarks about religion

Beware: the Left Shark is litigious

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:30

That's the number of jobs added in January according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate went up a bit to 5.7%

150 employees

To date, Tesla has poached 150 employees from Apple. As Bloomberg reports, that's more than the car company has hired from anywhere else, including other car companies.


That's the starting salary for an entry level employee at tech startup Doran Jones, located in the Bronx. That may seem low, but employees are drawn from Per Scholas, a non-profit workforce training center, and get an automatic raise to $45,000 in a year, and to $55,000 in two years. It's part of the company's philosophy that there is an untapped talent pool in the U.S. for the tech industry.


That’s how many times Sia's song 'Chandelier' has been streamed on Spotify. Based on the fact that Sia has the most spotify streams for both song and record, Spotify predicts she will win in both categories at the Grammys. But you already knew that, didn't you? So why not head over to Silicon Tally, our weekly quiz on the week in tech news, and prove your news savvy.


That's how much it costs to get your very own 3D-printed model of the "Left Shark" from Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. At least, that's how much it would cost if you could buy one. As the BBC reports, Fernando Sosa, who was selling the blueprints to the model via an online directory, was served a cease and desist notice from Perry's lawyers.


That's the size of the committee appointed by Google to implement the European Union's ruling on the "Right to be Forgotten." The 8-member advisory board now says they support Google's decision to limit the scope of the ruling to the EU, instead of applying the practice globally. As reported by the WSJ, the move will likely cause more friction in the conflict between the company and the EU.

Silicon Tally: Sia later

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:30

It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news.

This week, we're joined by Shannon Cook, a Spotify trends analyst, for a digital-music-themed Silicon Tally.

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Opera 'phantom' in police chase

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:12
An audience member has been arrested at the Vienna State Opera for persistently sneaking into more expensive seats.

Critics Say Ebola Crisis Was WHO's Big Failure. Will Reform Follow?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 01:02

The World Health Organization failed to respond quickly and effectively to the outbreak in West Africa. Now the agency is proposing a new structure. But change could prove difficult.

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Daughter calls for violence inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:56
A woman whose mother and sister were murdered calls for a public inquiry into the state's response to domestic violence.

Freight train derails in Highlands

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:51
A freight train has derailed near Georgemas Junction in the Highlands.

Tate & Lyle issues profit warning

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:47
Shares in Tate & Lyle slump after it issues its third profit warning in a year, hurt by weak trading at its sweeteners business.

A&E waits worsen slightly in England

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:45
Waiting times in A&E units in England have worsened slightly, latest figures shows.

'Engines failed' in Taiwan crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:16
Both engines failed on TransAsia plane that crashed into a Taiwan river killing at least 35 people, investigators say

Eight people in overturned minibus

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:16
Eight people were in a minibus reported to have overturned near Abergavenny on Friday morning.

Date set for Andy Murray wedding

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:12
Tennis star Andy Murray is to marry his fiancee Kim Sears on 11 April, it has been confirmed.

Wales v England - Davies' view

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 00:04
Wales look the better side and have home advantage but England will make it a lot closer than people think, says Jonathan Davies.

Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:58

Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.

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Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:57

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.

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An Unlikely Alliance Fights HIV In The Bronx's Afro-Honduran Diaspora

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:55

Thousands of Garifuna people — Hondurans of African descent — live in New York City. A doctor there is reaching out to Garifuna faith healers to test and treat members of that community who have HIV.

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VIDEO: 'Night of shame for African football'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:52
BBC Sport reports on the crowd trouble which overshadowed the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and hosts Equatorial Guinea.

VIDEO: Britain buzzing ahead of Baftas

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:14
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood will arrive in London for the BAFTAs on Sunday.

Killie relieve Johnston of duties

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:04
Gary Locke is placed in charge of the Kilmarnock first team after Allan Johnston's expected departure is brought forward.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 23:00
West Brom ready to sell Saido Berahino, West Ham eye Steven Caulker, Man Utd want PSV winger Memphis Depay and more.