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Why Does Thailand Have So Many Coups?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:58

The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. Wednesday's coup was the 12th since 1932.

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Fleetwood Mac star honoured at awards

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:53
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie is honoured with a lifetime achievement at this year's Ivor Novello songwriting awards.

PODCAST: The economy in Uighur China

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:40

Chinese officials are calling it a terrorist attack. Early this morning in the western city of Urumqi, 31 people were killed and at least 90 others injured when vehicles plowed into a crowded market and then exploded. It’s the latest in a series of attacks in China. In March, a knife attack by a group of men killed dozens in Southwest China, and just a few weeks ago, a bombing and knife attack at a train station in Urumqi, injured dozens more. China’s government have blamed the previous attacks on Uighur separatists -- Uighurs are an ethnic Muslim minority who live in China’s vast Northwest region of Xinjiang, a Chinese province roughly the size of Alaska that borders Central Asia. China has so far not blamed any particular group for today’s attack.

London could face new obstacles as a financial capital if Scotland votes is to become its own country and separate from the United Kingdom this fall. But economic warnings from London could change the vote of those in favor for independence. 

Too Beaucoup: France's New Trains Are Wider Than Its Platforms

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:40

Some 2,000 new trains meant to help France expand its regional rail network are instead causing headaches and embarrassment.

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NUT withdraws strike threat for June

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:38
The National Union of Teachers has withdrawn its threat of strike action in England and Wales in June.

Call for church gay marriage rethink

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:25
A gay Church of Scotland minister says he hopes the Kirk will eventually come to accept same-sex marriage.

Kinki University to change name

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:24
Kinki University in Japan is going to change its name as it seeks to raise its international profile and appeal to English-speaking overseas students.

Lee Rigby remembered one year on

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:18
The widow of Fusilier Lee Rigby breaks down as she and the soldier's mother visit the scene of his murder in south-east London.

Prince's remarks outrageous - Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 08:06
The Russian embassy brands reported remarks by the Prince of Wales comparing some Nazi actions to those of President Vladimir Putin as "outrageous".

Lennon parts company with Celtic

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:59
Neil Lennon confirms he has ended his four-year spell as Celtic manager but will help them find a successor.

Syria war crimes move blocked at UN

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:59
Russia and China veto a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:54
A dawn attack on a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine leaves at least 14 soldiers dead, in the worst loss of life for government forces to date.

PODCAST: The economy in Uighur China

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:48
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:40 MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

This photo taken on on June 29, 2013 shows a muslim Uighur man at the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province. China's constitution proclaims the country's dozens of minority groups as integral and equal parts of the national tapestry -- but analysts say the mishandling of such distinctions is a driver of unrest in remote Xinjiang.

Chinese officials are calling it a terrorist attack. Early this morning in the western city of Urumqi, 31 people were killed and at least 90 others injured when vehicles plowed into a crowded market and then exploded. It’s the latest in a series of attacks in China. In March, a knife attack by a group of men killed dozens in Southwest China, and just a few weeks ago, a bombing and knife attack at a train station in Urumqi, injured dozens more. China’s government have blamed the previous attacks on Uighur separatists -- Uighurs are an ethnic Muslim minority who live in China’s vast Northwest region of Xinjiang, a Chinese province roughly the size of Alaska that borders Central Asia. China has so far not blamed any particular group for today’s attack.

London could face new obstacles as a financial capital if Scotland votes is to become its own country and separate from the United Kingdom this fall. But economic warnings from London could change the vote of those in favor for independence. 

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Yacht families remain hopeful

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:45
Relatives of four missing British sailors say they remain "very positive" about the search after meeting Foreign Office officials.

150 factory workers face job cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:39
About 150 workers at an exhibition and events company in the south Wales valleys face losing their jobs.

Senators call for new Redskins name

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:35
Half of the US Senate calls on the National Football League to force the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a "racial slur".

Angry cabbies attack taxi app office

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:27
Taxi app firm Hailo has its office vandalised as London cabbies express frustration that it will extend use of its app.

Take down the Union Jack?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24

London could face new obstacles as a financial capital if Scotland votes is to become its own country and separate from the United Kingdom this fall. But economic warnings from London could change the vote of those in favor for independence. Will Scotland decide to break free from the United Kingdom and become an independent country? Rob Broomby, UK affairs correspondent for the BBC, tells Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio about the possible consequences for the United Kingdom and Scotland.

The future of the Police Federation

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24
What next for the police officers' 'union'?

Russia, China Block U.N. Move To Investigate War Crimes In Syria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24

A U.N. security Council resolution introduced by France and with the backing of the U.S. sought accountability for wartime atrocities. Russia's ambassador called it a publicity stunt.

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