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Shop burglars 'used secret tunnel'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 10:26
A man is charged with burglary after staff at a Coventry charity warehouse find an underground tunnel into the building.

Rather Than Joking About Justin Bieber, Watch This Video

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 10:10

On a day when the pop star is in the news for being arrested, watch what CBS-TV's Craig Ferguson said about why some celebrities need help, not ridicule. An alcoholic himself, Ferguson made the case that "we shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable people," especially those who are very young.

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Doncaster debut for One Direction star

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 10:06
Championship side Doncaster Rovers say One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is set to make his debut for their reserve side.

VIDEO: Carney: No rate rise needed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 10:02
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says there is "no immediate need to increase interest rates".

US call for China activists' release

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:51
The US ambassador in Beijing expresses concern at the trials of Chinese anti-corruption activists and calls for their release from custody.

Hodge grillings 'scaring investors'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:50
Margaret Hodge's tough-talking approach to grilling business leaders over tax puts firms off moving to the UK, Treasury sources claim.

PM 'open minded' on Syrian refugees

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:49
Downing Street says David Cameron is "open minded" about the UK resettling Syrian refugees, amid signs he could be defeated in a Commons vote.

Pitbull to perform World Cup single

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:42
We Are One (Ole Ola) will be performed at the opening ceremony at the Arena de Sao Paulo on 12 June.

Turns Out The Ancient Greeks Were Quite The Grill Masters

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:32

For a long time, archaeologists weren't sure what to make of the cookware excavated at ancient Mycenaean ruins in Greece. That is, until one researcher built replicas of the vessels to try to cook just like the Mycenaeans did.

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Alcott keen to seize Sochi chance

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:29
British skier Chemmy Alcott says she aims to repay the selectors' faith in her with a good performance at Sochi 2014.

Patience needed on economy, PM says

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:27
Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK economic recovery will take time and patience, and must be driven by manufacturing as well as services.

Amnesty raps Egypt over 'abuses'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:17
Amnesty International says Egypt has witnessed rights abuses and state violence "on an unprecedented scale" since President Morsi was ousted.

Watkins to challenge sentence length

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:14
Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins seeks leave to appeal against the length of his jail sentence for child sex offences, including attempted rape of a baby.

BBC 'ignored woman's Travis claim'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:12
A woman who claims she was indecently assaulted by DJ Dave Lee Travis in the mid-1970s tells a court she was not listened to when she later complained to the BBC.

PODCAST: Are black people treated differently on Airbnb?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-23 09:10

The American economy in January could get frost bite. Economists often argue that the cold typically defers activity rather than destroys it, but not always.

A high-profile activist investor’s latest use of the megaphone is to call for an iconic tech firm to split up. Carl Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal, separating the online auction site from the digital payment service. eBay’s CEO wants to hang onto PayPal. He says keeping it provides that enduring corporate buzzword: synergy.

For many people, the rise and expansion of the “sharing economy” or “peer economy,” has made life cheaper and easier. The companies that facilitate this economy have allowed us to rent everything from apartments, to cars, to designer handbags. Proponents of the shared economy argue that it is both democratic and democratizing, but some companies may be replicating problems that exist in the traditional economy, according to research from two Harvard Business School professors who looked into Airbnb, a company that connects people looking to rent out a room, apartment or house, with those looking for a place to stay. 

Carney: No immediate rate rise needed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 08:48
The Bank of England's Mark Carney says there is "no immediate need to increase interest rates", despite the jobless rate falling close to 7%.

Woman guilty of friend acid attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 08:46
A woman is found guilty of throwing acid in the face of a friend while disguised in a veil.

Bankers back in PM's tent

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 08:44
Why the PM is listening to the views of bankers once more

Tech worker-SF resident class war comes to Google engineer's front doorstep

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-23 08:41

Along with the long pattern of tech industry growth in Silicon Valley, there have been slow burning tensions in the San Francisco Bay Area. They're related to class, public services, and the idea of good and bad disruption. Private busing for tech workers in San Francisco has raised hackles of local residents for using public bus stops. And this week a bunch of protesters showed up outside the house of a Google engineer responsible for the self-driving car program. Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica has been reporting on the story for Ars Technica, and tells Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson the latest. Click the audio player above to listen to the interview.

FBI Arrests Reputed Mobsters Linked To 1978 'GoodFellas' Heist

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 08:38

In a series of predawn raids, agents arrested five alleged mobsters in connection with the decades-old robbery of $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewels from a Lufthansa cargo building at JFK International airport.

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