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'Meet the Beatles,' 50 years later

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:04

Fifty years ago today, Capitol Records released the Beatles' first album, "Meet the Beatles." In the current era of integrated marketing plans for the launch of a new album, movie, or online enterprise, you might think the release of the first big-label Beatles album in the U.S. would have been the fruit of months of planning with the full force of Capitol Records behind it. But that wasn’t exactly the case. Beatles historian Kenneth Womack, an English professor at Penn State, tells the story to Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio. Click the audio player above to listen.

Italian conductor Abbado dies at 80

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:56
Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, dies aged 80.

French players in prostitution trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:54
French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, charged with having sex with an underage prostitute, go on trial in Paris.

Vanessa Mae set to compete at Sochi

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:53
Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which start next month.

VIDEO: McQueen: 'Awards don't matter'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:53
Director of 12 years a slave Steve McQueen told reporters that he was not concerned about winning awards. The film has been nominated for 9 Oscars in total

Man admits ex-girlfriend murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:35
A man admits murdering his ex-girlfriend who was found dead at her home in Salford last June.

AUDIO: Farage: No discrimination in City

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:31
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told Radio 4's The World At One programme that women in the City of London do not suffer from discrimination.

Farage: Motherhood hampers careers

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:24
Women prepared to sacrifice family life can do as well as male colleagues in financial firms, if not better, UKIP leader Nigel Farage says.

Why are American credit card companies using outdated technology?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:12

Target and Nieman Marcus customers are among the tens of millions whose credit cards have been compromised in recent hacks. The news is sparking a lot of questions about American credit card security. That brings us to the next part of our series on Wall Street technology. Today we're looking at why American banks and retailers are still using the same old magnetic strip cards, instead of more secure chip and pin cards commonly used abroad. Chester Wisniewski, from the digital security firm Sophos, discusses the story with Marketplace Tech guest host Mark Garrison. Click the audio player above to listen.

Call the Midwife watched by 9.6m

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:11
The return of Call the Midwife is watched by an average of 9.6 million viewers, according to overnight figures.

Syrian Opposition Threatens To Sit Out Peace Talks

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:07

The main group opposing the Assad regime has issued an ultimatum demanding that a U.N. invitation to Iran to participate in the discussions be revoked.

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EU plans to send troops to CAR

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:06
EU ministers agree on a plan to send hundreds of European troops to the Central African Republic on a peace mission.

VIDEO: Beached NZ whales helped back to sea

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:04
Volunteers help dozens of stranded pilot whales return to the sea at Puponga Beach in New Zealand.

Bomber strikes near Pakistan army HQ

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:52
A suicide bomber kills at least 13 people in an attack near Pakistan's army HQ in the city of Rawalpindi, the military say.

O'Sullivan 'stronger than ever'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:43
Masters champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is a "more mature and mentally stronger" player, says snooker legend Steve Davis.

VIDEO: Do we secretly love yah-boo politics?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:42
There are divided opinions about MPs behaving badly - particularly at Prime Minister's Questions - and whether this is a big turn-off for the public.

Iran says it's curbing uranium enrichment

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:18

The news from the Tehran and the United Nations today is that Iran has stopped its most sensitive uranium enrichment work. It's part of a deal with world powers to ease worry about the country's nuclear program. It also clears the way for a partial lifting of sanctions. To hear more about this story from the BBC's Matthew Price, click the audio player above.

American Held In North Korea Asks U.S. To Secure His Release

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:12

The 45-year-old missionary who was convicted and sentenced on charges of subversion appeared before a select group of journalists from Western agencies to make his plea.

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DJ Travis 'groped woman at dance'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:10
DJ Dave Lee Travis told a young woman she had "won the key" to his hotel room after groping her during a dance at a corporate event, a court hears.

Twelve men face manslaughter trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 06:09
Twelve men accused of the manslaughter of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid in County Londonderry are returned for trial.

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