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Sergeant 'targeted' female cadets

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:47
An army sergeant abused his position to sexually attack and rape female cadets as young as 15, a court hears.

Intel shows 3D depth camera in phone

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:47
Intel reveals it can now fit a depth camera into a smartphone, opening the door to 3D selfies and gesture controls.

Easter Heist: London Thieves May Have Taken $300 Million In Gems

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:29

The daring crime targeted Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company, used by many firms in London's jewelry quarter to store their wares.

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Ex-MP 'misled over DUP nomination'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:28
Former UUP MP Rev Martin Smyth accuses the DUP's South Belfast general election candidate of misleading him in a row over nomination papers.

VIDEO: How will UK border exit checks work?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:24
Passport checks have begun at UK ports and borders for people leaving the country.

Footballer 'wipes mum's debts away'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:16
A footballer previously praised for his "great gestures" has paid off his mother's debts, according to a message posted on social media.

Hingis returns to Swiss Fed Cup team

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:13
Five-time Grand Slam singles winner Martina Hingis returns to Switzerland's Fed Cup team in bid to qualify for Rio Olympics.

Prolific eBay conman back in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:57
A prolific eBay conman is caught again after failing to deliver a car part to a police officer who ordered it from him online.

Yemen rebels push into central Aden

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:52
Fresh fighting is reported in the centre of the Yemeni city of Aden between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Aldi's sales overtake Waitrose

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:52
Discount grocery chain Aldi is now the UK's sixth largest grocer, a survey finds, overtaking upmarket chain Waitrose.

Low-flying aircraft 'mystery solved'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:46
A large, low-flying aircraft filmed along Northern Ireland's north coast causes a stir on social media, with even police asking what it was up to.

English cricket 'lost touch' in 2014

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:43
England's cricket leaders "repeatedly lost touch" in 2014, says Wisden editor Lawrence Booth in a scathing editorial.

Angry Saudis refuse Swedish monkeys

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:40
Saudi Arabia refuses to accept four tiny Amazonian monkeys from a Swedish zoo because of a diplomatic row, Swedish media report.

China chemical oil fire reignites

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:37
Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.

Footballer arrested over shoplifting

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:26
Ex-Premier League footballer Andrea Dossena is arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at London department store Harrods, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Hunt for clues after London jewel heist

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:14
Heavy cutting equipment was used to break into a vault containing hundreds of safety deposit boxes in the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter of London.

Ferguson Voters Elect 2 Black Members To City Council

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:03

In a first, the six-member city council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.

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Watching the Apple Watch

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:00

Appointments for interested consumers to check out the Apple Watch start on Friday in Apple Stores. But a select few have already been wearing them. Musician Pharrel was apparently wearing one the other night while serving as a judge on NBC's singing show The Voice.

Editor-in-Chief of the website The Verge Nilay Patel has written a big feature about wearing the Apple Watch throughout the day.

Click on the multimedia player above to hear our conversation about whether you should invest in an Apple Watch. 

PODCAST: Death and taxes and more

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:00

Shell is buying a company once called British Gas for just under $70 billion. BG Group is a major supplier of liquified gas to North America, but it also increases Royal Dutch Shell's crude oil portfolio by nearly 20 percent. More on that. Let's turn to Chicago where we find  Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist, Managing Director at Sterne Agee, to check some dominant themes in markets and the economy this morning. Plus, we read a little e-book called "As Certain as Death: Quotations About Taxes" days before the big filing day. 

Why mega-merger is so important for Shell

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 02:57
With tumbling oil prices, making money out of energy is becoming harder.