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Man 'murdered for £20 and iPhone'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:45
A man found murdered in a churchyard was attacked by two men 'on a mission to steal and rob', a court hears.

Gerrard hampered by minor groin injury

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:34
Captain Steven Gerrard does not take a full part in England training, but his groin injury is not thought to be serious.

Queen's wins for Ward and Evans

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:33
British pair Dan Evans and James Ward move into the second round at Queen's, where Andy Murray will face Paul-Henri Mathieu.

How the jet changed air travel

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:24

If you're someone who frequently takes cross-country or even international flights, you have the Boeing 707 to thank for making them shorter and more affordable. It cut travel time from New York to London in half, and opened up jet setting to a new clientele.

"It usually was 14, 15 hours, and you had to stop in places like Gander, Newfoundland, or Reykjavik, Iceland...and you got there nonstop in six hours, which was unbelievable," said William Stadiem, author of the new book Jet Set: The People, the Planes, the Glamour and the Romance in Aviation’s Glory Years.

Although the jet itself didn't take off until the late 1950s, Stadiem says the so-called "jet set" lifestyle was nothing new; other modes of transportation were simply more in vogue at the time.

"They were the yacht set, or the Queen Mary set. They were just rich people who liked to travel Europe and live in high style," he said.

But after 1958--when the Boeing 707 came along--jet setting became much more affordable for your average middle-class American.

"One of the best-selling books of the '60s was Europe on five dollars a day. You could live like a king on five dollars a day," Stadiem said. "And airlines were doing package tours of one month in Europe, including airfare, for under a thousand dollars. That was a bargain."

Tenement front collapses in Glasgow

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:24
A large section of masonry collapses from a tenement building in central Glasgow, showering debris on to flat entrances and the street below.

May and Gove in Commons unity show

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:19
The home secretary and education secretary pay tribute to each other in a bid to draw a line under the row over extremism

Clegg: We'd tax the wealthiest more

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:13
Nick Clegg sets out the Lib Dems' plans for the economy - including tax rises for the wealthiest to axe the deficit.

'Digital Deadly Sins': The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:11

Envy, pride, lust and the rest ... a new interactive explores the shifting morality of our always-connected lives.

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VIDEO: Actor and Comedian Rik Mayall dies at 56

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:09
British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his management team.

Pakistan Taliban still deadly despite split

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:02
Pakistan Taliban show merciless intent despite split

'World's smallest' pacemaker fitted

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 08:01
The world's smallest pacemaker is fitted inside the heart of a patient for the first time in England.

Crash couple leave nine-week-old son

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:55
A nine-week-old boy is orphaned after his parents die in a crash in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

New Nigerian Emir denies family rift

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:33
The new Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, denies that there is a family rift over his appointment, following clashes in the Nigerian city.

Miss USA v online feminism

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:27
Pageant winner attacked for sexual assault remark

Deadly Iraq blasts 'target Kurds'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:19
At least 21 people have been killed in a double bombing targeting the offices of two Kurdish political parties in northern Iraq, officials say.

Search narrows for Cervantes remains

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:17
Forensic scientists in Spain searching for the remains of 17th Century writer Miguel de Cervantes say they have found five possible burial sites at a Madrid church.

Fashion For The Germophobe

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:13

In these pre-apocalyptic times, fashion seems to be tilting toward safety and protection. Can frou-frou flak jackets be far behind?

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VIDEO: 'I saw huge black bird swoop across room'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:07
Retired teacher Wendy Morrell has described the moment a "huge black bird" swooped into her living room as she watched the French Open.

Ladies And Gentlemen, Silence Please, For Sir Mix-A-Lot

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-09 07:04

A version of the hit "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.

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Care scandal review 'not enough'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-09 06:59
A man whose mother died at a scandal-hit care home says a review has not gone far enough and the private sector has failed.
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