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Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:26

The ride hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.

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Greece's Syriza prepares for power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:14
Giorgos Christides reports from Greece on the rise of Syriza under leader Alexis Tsipras.

VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:14
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.

Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:10
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

Downton expects Cook to stay captain

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:05
ECB managing director Paul Downton says he would be surprised if Alastair Cook is not captain at the World Cup.

Trinidad's music pirates still at large

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:02
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large

Thwarting retail's 'returnaholics'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"

Portas criticises 'slow' shops action

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
Retail guru Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" in response to her 2011 review into how to rejuvenate struggling High Streets.

VIDEO: Russian same-sex couple's fight

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets a couple - Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova - who have defied prejudice to marry in Russia, where same-sex marriage is still not permitted.

FA must stamp out diving - McClaren

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:55
Derby County manager Steve McClaren calls on the Football Association to take retrospective action against divers.

Venezuelans in US sanction protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:53
Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.

Terror in Sydney - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:46
The hostage-taking that shocked Australia is the lead story in most of the day's papers, with powerful images of people fleeing the scene on front pages.

VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:43
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:31

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

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Does culture in the North need help?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:30
The government is trying to boost culture as part of its plans for a "northern powerhouse". With great music, drama and art, does the north of England need it?

Councils flex muscle in search for local power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:18
Could super-councils be the next stage in the devolution of power from Whitehall, asks Prof Tony Travers?

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:08
Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales and the battle against dementia

Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:50

The central bank says the move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. The ruble is the world's worst-performing major currency this year.

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Russia raises interest rate to 17%

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:40
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.

Everton 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:35
Ross Barkley's strike helps Everton move into the top half of the Premier League with victory over Queens Park Rangers.