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U.K. Aided India In Raid On Sikh Shrine, Documents Suggest

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:15

The 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, killed hundreds in Sikhism's holiest shrine. The revelation has dismayed British Sikh groups and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to order an inquiry into the claim.

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Family members admit animal fighting

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:11
Three members of an east Belfast family admit animal cruelty offences described by the police and USPCA as among the most serious they have seen.

Manager meltdown - tales from the technical area

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:10
What is happening to angry coaches on the touchline - and is their behaviour getting worse?

UK probes India shrine attack 'link'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:59
Britain orders an investigation into claims that the Thatcher government "colluded" with India on the deadly Golden Temple raid in Amritsar in 1984.

Ill-Defined Coverage Muddles Insurance For Developmentally Disabled

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:58

Health plans of all kinds typically cover rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy to help people after an accident or illness. But before the Affordable Care Act passed, coverage of similar services to help people learn or maintain functional skills, rather than regain them, was often excluded.

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Rolf Harris denies 12 sex charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:57
Veteran TV presenter Rolf Harris is remanded on bail after pleading not guilty at a London court to 12 indecent assault charges.

Hollande attempts policy relaunch

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:55
French President Francois Hollande holds a news conference on the economy, with press interest instead likely to be on his private life.

AUDIO: Are text messages dying out?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:51
Text messaging could soon be replaced by instant messaging, a report suggests.

WW1 soldier diaries published online

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:37
Diaries from British soldiers describing life on the frontline during World War One are being published online by the National Archives.

Pope's Harley Goes Up For Auction To Help Rome Soup Kitchen

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:36

The pontiff was given two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in June, one of which will be sold in Paris to raise money for Charitas Roma.

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Loans sale 'no change to students'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:28
Universities Minister David Willetts gives the clearest signal so far of how student loans from higher fees would be sold to the private sector.

Lions 'facing extinction in West Africa'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:25
There has been a catastrophic collapse in the number of lions in West Africa, with only around 400 left in the region, a new survey suggests.

UK leaving ECHR 'would be disaster'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:21
The president of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) warns it would be a "political disaster" for the UK to quit the human rights convention.

20 Million DirecTV Customers Just Lost The Weather Channel

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:05

A dispute over how much the weather network can charge couldn't be resolved before a Monday deadline. The two sides are still talking, but they're also pointing fingers at each other. Their stormy relationship has gotten worse.

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Federal court rules against FCC net neutrality rules

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:54

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Washington struck down the Federal Communications Commission's open internet rules. The FCC had wanted to make internet providers treat all web traffic the same -- a concept known as net neutrality.

The ruling means internet service providers will be allowed to grant quicker access to websites willing to pay for the special treatment. For instance, if websites like Netflix will pay more, providers like Verizon will serve up their content faster.  

Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 

Rolf Harris arrives at court hearing

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:54
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris arrives at a central London court to enter pleas to charges of indecent assault and making indecent images of a child.

Where next for the 'new' Google?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:48
Where will the internet giant's expansion end?

Groups pledge $400m in Syria aid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:40
Charitable groups meeting in Kuwait pledge $400m (£243m) to help alleviate the plight of Syrians affected by the country's bitter civil war.

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