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Judi Dench to star in Tulip Fever

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 05:00
Dame Judi Dench is to star in the film version of Deborah Moggach's popular novel Tulip Fever.

$1.7 Million can buy a lot of Monster Energy drinks

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:56

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 Million in a case against Monster Energy Corp for copyright infringement. The disputed Youtube video, posted by Monster in 2012, featured several remixed Beastie Boys hits like "Sabotage" and "Make Some Noise." Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz "Ad-Rock" and Michael "Mike D" Diamond were on hand for much of the trial, having originally asked for $2.5 Million. While Monster claims that it was an internal mistake -- claiming an employee thought the company had permission to use the music -- the jury still sided with the Boys, awarding them an amount significantly above the $125,000 initially offered by Monster.

The Beastie Boys have long opposed the use of their music in advertisements. The group’s Adam Yauch, who died in 2012, prohibited the use of his music in advertisements in his will.

And in case you were wondering, we crunched some numbers on what $1.7 Million looks like for all parties involved:

813,397

That's how many Monster Energy Drinks you could buy with $1.7 Million

154,826

That's the number of CD copies of "Hot Sauce Committee Part II" you could purchase with the same amount of money. "Make Some Noise," one of the disputed tracks, comes from this album.

VIDEO: Nun wins The Voice in Italy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:55
A young nun who became an internet sensation after appearing on Italy's version of The Voice, has won the finals of the TV talent contest.

Schillaci: The man whose stare was the Italia '90 star

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:48
Italy legend Salvatore 'Toto' Schillaci recalls riots, wild eyes and magic nights of the 1990 World Cup.

Hundreds attend crash teen's funeral

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:48
Hundreds of mourners turn out for the funeral of a girl killed in a hit-and-run crash.

VIDEO: Scottish effect on border businesses

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:47
The BBC and Chambers of Commerce ask businesses in northern England about the effect of Scottish independence.

VIDEO: India's five-star focus on hotels

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:38
The government says India must offer more hotel rooms, but some are questioning the drive to concentrate on the top end of the market.

Madeleine police focus on new areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:28
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann focus their attentions on two new patches of land within the 15-acre search area in Praia da Luz.

Signs of a UKIP backlash in Newark?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:21
Signs of a UKIP backlash in Newark?

Google blunder over D-Day doodle

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:16
Google's failure to honour the D-Day anniversary in its famous daily doodle has angered some users.

The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:15

With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.

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Yemen sinking 'worst this year' - UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:01
The UN reports the deaths of 62 people off the coast of Yemen in what it says is the worst sinking incident in the region this year.

Move to boost Mandarin students

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:55
The number of students in England learning Mandarin could double by 2019, says Education Minister Elizabeth Truss.

Pakistan TV channel ordered off air

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:53
Pakistani regulators order one of the country's top TV channels off air after it is accused of maligning the powerful ISI intelligence agency.

Man arrested over Canada shootings

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:51
Canadian police arrest a man suspected of killing three policemen and wounding two in Moncton, New Brunswick, after a day-long manhunt.

VIDEO: Why is Mumbai's new airport on hold?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:46
Sameer Hashmi talks to the villagers who are refusing to give up their land for a new airport in Mumbai, until their demands are met.

I'm not in race for EU job - Lagarde

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:40
IMF chief Christine Lagarde appears to rule herself out of the race to be the next president of the European Commission.

'World-changing' D-Day remembered

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:39
France's president leads the D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations, paying tribute to those who died on a day that "changed the world".

Boyfriend admits hairdresser murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:18
The ex-boyfriend of a hairdresser stabbed to death while working at a salon admits her murder.

Queen 'used to get Tory message out'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 03:15
Labour makes an official complaint about the use of Tory slogans in government statements including the Queen's Speech.
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