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SA shock at 'worst maths ranking'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:09
South Africa's ranking as worst in the world for its maths and science education is "a state of emergency", the main opposition says.

'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:08

When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:06

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:05

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

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VIDEO: Instagram says nudity rules are fair

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 08:00
The co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom says the app's rules on nudity are "fair" after celebrities criticised its ban on topless women.

John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:56

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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Pakistan party leader held in London

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:49
Police in the UK arrest Pakistan's powerful MQM leader Altaf Hussain on suspicion of money laundering as his party calls for calm.

Turbine opposite Dylan's Boathouse

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:45
Controversial plans to build a wind turbine on a hillside opposite poet Dylan Thomas' iconic Boathouse are approved, contrary to planning recommendations.

Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:35

According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.

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VIDEO: New 'digestion plant' recycles food

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:33
A new multi-million pound food recycling plant is opening near Chertsey in Surrey. Tom Edwards reports.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:29
Chelsea want Cesc Fabregas, Gaston Ramirez next to exit Southampton, Man Utd target Netherlands defender, plus more.

Israel Criticizes U.S. Decision To Deal With Palestinian Government

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:19

The new Palestinian unity government includes the militant group Hamas, which Israel and the U.S. view as a terrorist organization.

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Spain sets out abdication plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:16
Spanish politicians outline the next steps in the abdication of King Juan Carlos, and the accession of his son Crown Prince Felipe.

VIDEO: Clegg and Cable united over a pint

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:15
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have been pulling pints at a pub in central London in their first public appearance together since reports of a rift in the Liberal Democrat leadership team.

Wales 'moving forward', says Jones

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:14
The people of Wales "do not deserve to be told their country is bottom of the pile, time after time", First Minister Carwyn Jones says as he launches the Welsh government's annual progress report.

Harris hugs 'paternal not sexual'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:10
Rolf Harris's "big bear hugs" were paternal rather than sexual, a friend of the entertainer's daughter says at his trial for a string of indecent assaults.

Trojan Ofsted reports begin to appear

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:07
Three of the Birmingham schools inspected in the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations have revealed that Ofsted has found them good or outstanding.

AUDIO: 'I hallucinate tapestries and monks'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:03
Matt Harrison talks about living with Charles Bonnet Syndrome - an eye condition which causes hallucinations.

Scots plans 'game-changer' for Wales

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 07:02
A Conservative Party report calling for Scotland to take more control of income taxes is a "game-changer", says Welsh party leader Andrew RT Davies.

Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy,' Dies At 88

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 06:34

Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.

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