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VIDEO: Can Beckham bring soccer to Miami?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:05
Can David Beckham bring Major League Soccer to Miami?

Force pension saving says think tank

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:03
People in Britain must save more than six times the amount they are currently to avoid poverty in retirement says the Policy Exchange think tank.

Ofgem: Npower report 'misleading'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:00
The energy regulator Ofgem accuses the electricity and gas supplier Npower of publishing a "misleading" report.

Toy firms banking on pester power

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:00
Toy firms aim for brand loyalty from youngsters

VIDEO: David Baddiel on the Anelka gesture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:58
Writer and comedian David Baddiel speaks to BBC Newsnight about the row stirred up by Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture, and the wider issues of combining football, business, comedy and racism.

Flood funds gap 'puts homes at risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:56
Some 250,000 more homes are expected to face significant flooding by 2035 because of a shortfall in funding, an independent committee says.

Big Bike-Sharing Supplier's Bankruptcy Doesn't Doom U.S. Programs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:50

The Public Bike System Company is the main supplier for bike-sharing systems around the country, from San Francisco to New York City, and it declared bankruptcy Monday. But experts say this isn't a big bump in the road — and in fact, bike-sharing is here to stay.

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Big Bike-Sharing Supplier's Bankruptcy Doesn't Doom U.S. Programs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:50

The Public Bike System Company is the main supplier for bike-sharing systems around the country, from San Francisco to New York City, and it declared bankruptcy Monday. But experts say this isn't a big bump in the road — and in fact, bike-sharing is here to stay.

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Anelka defends 'quenelle' gesture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:43
Nicolas Anelka defends his "quenelle" action with a video of a Jewish leader saying the sign is not always anti-Semitic.

Blue Diamond found in South Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:36
A 29.6-carat blue diamond is discovered in Cullinan mine in South Africa, which is famed for its production of the rare stones.

The elements: Carbon's all around

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:33

In the latest of their ongoing talks about the elements, Kai and the BBC’s Justin Rowlatt discuss carbon – what it is, what it bonds with, and how it’s commoditized.  Justin mulls on the limited success of carbon dioxide emission pricing in Europe.

He and Kai also discuss carbon dioxide, which some say is to blame for global warming. They say its ability to absorb infrared radiation adversely affects the earth’s ozone layer, even though it's present in relatively small quantities. 

Justin ponders the effect of the discovery of carbon’s energy-storing properties on global growth which, since the Industrial Revolution have been dramatic. 

VIDEO: 'I'm 27 and living with my mother'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:14
More than 3.3 million adults between the ages of 20 and 34 were living with parents in 2013, according to The Office for National Statistics.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees with 'nowhere to go'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:06
The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached one million .The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from Lebanon's northern border with Syria.

Speakers clash on Faslane future

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:05
Workers at the UK's main nuclear submarine base could help keep Scotland an "engineering powerhouse" under independence, it is claimed.

Critics Seize On Blurry Details In Wendy Davis Story

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:48

Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.

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Aerial Skiing Is A Game Of Skill — And Strategy

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:35

The Olympic sport is like gymnastics in the air, but in the final few rounds, aerialists can't use the same trick twice. Come go time, they have to figure out which trick to do, based on what their competitors have just done.

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Russia expands border zone for Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:33
Georgia protests as Russia temporarily expands its security zone into the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia for the Sochi games.

Economy 'priority for most Scots'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:29
The authors of a survey on Scottish social attitudes say economic factors matter most to voters ahead of the independence referendum.

Nazi stag MP 'caused deep offence'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:27
Conservative MP Aiden Burley "caused deep offence" by organising an Alpine stag party with a Nazi theme in 2011, an internal investigation finds.

Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:27

The meeting in March will be the two men's first face-to-face encounter. The president and the pontiff have a shared interest in fighting income inequality, but the Roman Catholic Church still has serious differences with the president on issues such as abortion.

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