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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:42

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:42

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Tourism sign plea for newest city

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:35
It is one of Britain's newest cities, it has a cathedral, and now one of its leading churchmen is looking for a sign - a brown tourism one.

'Fugitive' Suarez trains sights on El Clasico

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:31
Luis Suarez can now train with Barcelona, meaning a return to action against Real Madrid is much more likely, writes Andy West.

PM Modi says India shamed by rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:15
Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

VIDEO: How to combat rise in sheep rustling

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:01
Graham Satchell reports on how police and farmers are helping each other combat a 25% increase in livestock theft.

Grandchildren adoption contact hope

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:57
Children and grandchildren of adopted people could soon have the right to make contact with their parent's birth family.

VIDEO: Pose at a price: NYC costume crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:53
New York police and city officials have warned tourists that tipping is optional if they have photographs taken with one of costumed characters in Times Square.

Alcohol 'curbed' after Navy shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:31
The Ministry of Defence says a "drinking culture" in the Navy has been curbed after the death of a commander on a nuclear submarine.

Building site safety checks to begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:25
Safety inspectors are due make a series of unannounced visits to building site in Northern Ireland to tackle the risks posed to construction workers.

Iraq's Maliki quits to end deadlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:22
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki resigns to end a political crisis in Baghdad, in a move that is welcomed by the US and UN.

Premier League warns fans about Vines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat it is taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.

Sir Cliff: 'I'm innocent' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:00
The police raid on a flat belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who strongly denies being involved in a historical sex assault - leads most papers.

Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:51
Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.

UN troops disperse Haiti protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:47
UN peacekeepers in Haiti clash with supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide at a protest in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:57

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:35

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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VIDEO: Out of Office reply: digital detox

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:45
The BBC's David Grossman looks at a new trend - the digital detox.

Police force 'worst for fitness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:22
North Yorkshire Police has the worst fitness levels of 32 forces in England and Wales, College of Policing tests show.

Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:29

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

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