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India outrage over hanged girls

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:48
Villagers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two girls were gang raped and hanged tell the BBC of their fury at the response of police.

84 jobs to go as bus firm closes

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:42
A Gwynedd bus firm is to close due to 'financial issues' with the loss of 84 jobs.

Google offers 'right to forget' form

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:36
Google launches a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from search results, after a European court ruling.

Spring to be 'third hottest on record'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:36
The UK is on course for the third warmest spring since records began, forecasters say, while Scotland's could be its hottest since 1910.

Family loses spare bedroom fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:27
A couple who care for their severely disabled grandchild lose an appeal against cuts to their housing benefits because they have a spare bedroom.

Nine rescued from Downpatrick fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:26
A four-month-old baby girl and an elderly couple are among nine people rescued after an arson attack at an apartment block in Downpatrick, County Down.

Shelly Sterling: LA Clippers Will Be Sold To Steve Ballmer For $2 Billion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:26

Before a sale to the former Microsoft Corp. chief is official, it would require approval from the NBA's Board of Governors and the backing of Donald Sterling, the team's majority owner.

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Aleppo barrel bomb toll nears 2,000

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:11
Almost 2,000 people have been killed by Syrian government air attacks in the northern city of Aleppo so far this year, activists say.

Scooter suitcase gets you to airport

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:06
Space for clothes, but with wheels and handlebar.

How #YesAllWomen reignited the conversation about gender equality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-30 03:00

What does the Isla Vista shooting in California have to do with gender equality you might ask?

Before going into full effect with his plans last Friday, the shooter left behind a 141-page statement where he described his plans to kill people and declare a war on women. According to the shooter's manifesto, romantic rejections by women sparked the 22-year old's rampage.

Dr. Wendy Patrick, business ethics lecturer at San Diego State University, joins Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith to discuss #YesAllWomen, the social media conversation that grew on Twitter. 

'Keep taking statins' says drug body

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:54
People should continue to take statins because the benefits do outweigh the risks, according to the UK's drug safety body.

Body 'undiscovered at care home'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:53
An elderly Hertfordshire woman may have been dead for three days before being discovered at her warden-controlled home, her family claim.

£500,000 likely for TV Van Dyck find

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:49
A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow is expected to sell for about £500,000 at auction later this year.

Radwanska knocked out of French Open

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:44
Agnieszka Radwanska becomes the latest major seed to exit the French Open with defeat by unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic.

Challenging children's imagination

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:37
BBC Radio 2's 500 Words competition challenges children 13 and under to create an entire story in just a few paragraphs. We go behind the scenes as the judges tussle it out to find the winners.

Hospital sex attacks nurse jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:35
A male nurse who sexually attacked two patients on the same night while he carried out his hospital rounds is jailed for 18 months.

'Lost' Douglas Adams draft found

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:31
Writing that Douglas Adams cut from his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels is to be published for the first time after being found in his archive.

For NBA, courting Steve Ballmer could be a strategic move

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:14

The NBA hopes it's just made a game saving shot.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion dollars. The deal -- which must still be approved by the NBA -- would come after the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he would force current owner Donald Sterling to sell after he made several racist and vulgar remarks in a recorded call.

There's a photo making the rounds of Steve Ballmer at a playoff game earlier this month, with Commissioner Adam Silver in his ear. Wharton Business School Professor Kenneth Shropshire says it's easy to imagine Silver making his pitch to Ballmer right then.

"If you think about the kinds of people you would speak to, Ballmer would certainly be on your list to court," he says.

That's because Ballmer's worth $20 billion dollars, making him one of the richest people on the planet.

Only one of the richest people on the planet can afford to pay a record $2 billion dollars for an NBA team, a deal the league hopes is sweet enough to discourage Sterling from tying up the sale in court.

Going forward, Emory University's Mike Lewis says the NBA would be psyched to have a deep-pocketed guy own the Clippers.

"You know they are sort of the New York Mets or the Chicago White Sox. They are the second team in that city. I think it's really attractive to the league to essentially have two really strong franchises in a major city like LA," he says.

Disposing of Sterling and the Clippers going deep into the playoffs -- for NBA owners that would be fantastic.

Microsoft ex-CEO 'wins Clippers bid'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:11
Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer reaches a potential record deal to buy the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for $2bn (£1.2bn).

VIDEO: 3D printed guns 'explode when fired'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-30 02:06
Police are warning technology enthusiasts not to attempt to use 3D printers to make plastic guns, because each time they have been tested the weapons have exploded.
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