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VIDEO: Men guilty of dating website scam

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:50
Four people have been convicted at Winchester crown court over a scam.

In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:43

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

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After A Tumultuous Summer, Ukrainian Kids Return To School

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:42

With Ukraine in an uneasy cease-fire, schoolkids returned to class this month and attempted to resume normal life. They tell what back-to-school feels like when their country's been at war all summer.

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Rivals can stay at Mercedes - Prost

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:34
Former F1 world champion Alain Prost says Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg could remain team-mates for three years.

Duo disqualified as Contador wins

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 09:20
Gianluca Brambilla and Ivan Rovny are thrown out of the Vuelta a Espana after a fight on stage 16, won by Alberto Contador.

Russia 'blocks Estonia' over captive

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:53
Estonia says Russia is preventing its consul from seeing a security official detained by Russia at the border and accused of spying.

The art of cashing in on the royal baby

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:20
The announcement from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prompts a slew of ads.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:10
David Cameron tells MPs that Nato stands 'firmly behind' Ukraine and offers further support.

VIDEO: Bridge 'snapped in half' by floods

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:03
Soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir build a temporary bridge across the Tawi River after the region's worst floods for 50 years snapped a number of key crossings.

Corden confirmed as US chat show host

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:02
Britain's James Corden is confirmed as Craig Ferguson's successor as host of The Late Late Show on American TV.

Zoo owner in animal welfare charges

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 07:58
A zoo owner is accused of a string of animal welfare charges including leaving an emu suffering from a painful beak ulcer.

Markets wake up to Scottish independence

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 07:38
Markets wake up to independence

Pakistan Qadri protesters 'paid'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 07:36
Protesters in Pakistan tell the BBC they were paid to join anti-government demonstrations but are now being denied permission to return home.

Electrolux gets a deal, GE Appliance finds a home

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-08 07:00

Swedish consumer appliance company Electrolux announced its plan to buy GE Appliances for $3.3 billion. GE, parent company of GE Appliance, is probably breathing a great big sigh of relief.

GE is a very large company with subsidiaries in aviation, oil and gas with net profit margins in excess of 15 percent, whereas its appliance division is only making around 5 percent. 

“Relatively speaking, it’s been neglected for years and financial performance has been poor,” says Brian Langenberg, principal at Langenberg & Company. “General electric is selling it for at least a third less than what they should be selling it for; they just want out.”

Electrolux, on the other hand, is getting a deal.  

“It gets them into the American market, which is a market where they haven’t been much of a factor,” says Erik Gordon, professor of business law at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. “That’s important because the American market is growing at 6, 7, 8 percent, but Electrolux’s main market, Europe, is not growing at all; less than 1 percent.”   

Electrolux also gets a 48 percent stake in Mexican appliance company Mabe, extending its reach in North America even further. 

Sheen takes Dylan play back to NY

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 06:41
Michael Sheen is to direct and star in a production of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood in the New York theatre where the poet first performed it.

The two-year baby gap - is it ideal?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 06:00
The pros and cons of different age gaps between siblings.

Tesco car park rape investigated

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 05:50
Police investigate the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a supermarket car park in Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday.

'Messianic' prostitution ring busted

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 05:08
Details emerge from Israel about a prostitution ring in which Jewish women were allegedly forced into having sex with non-Jews by a messianic sect.

MH370: Key points in plane search

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 04:53
Interactive video explains all the background, six months on

VIDEO: What next in the search for MH370?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-08 04:50
Richard Westcott reports on what is next in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.