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Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Boost U.S. Military Presence In Europe

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 04:10

His comments in Europe come amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

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Local Views Of New Orleans' Changing School Landscape

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 04:03

Measurable gains, yet a sense of loss.

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Day in pictures: 3 June 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 04:02
News photos from past 24 hours: 3 June

Scottish referendum poll tracker

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:56
What the latest polls say about Scottish self-rule

VIDEO: Obama in $1bn Europe security pledge

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:55
Speaking on a visit to Poland, US President Barack Obama has said he will ask the US Congress to back a $1bn plan to strengthen the US military presence in eastern Europe.

Ulster's Ferris announces retirement

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:53
Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris retires from the game at the age of 28 because of an ankle injury.

Apple warms to virtual currencies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:49
Apps that accept payments made with virtual currencies could soon be available in Apple's online store.

AUDIO: 'Bad drivers delaying ambulances'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:43
Bad road users who delay ambulances are putting patients' lives at risk, the College of Paramedics has said.

Shut turnstiles 'caused fan build-up'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:41
The Hillsborough disaster "would have been avoided" if police had not closed 12 turnstiles for the North Stand, an inquest hears.

How to read a poem consisting only of punctuation

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:40
Students were asked to analyse a poem that had no words.

Pixar gives away 3D film software

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:28
The 3D rendering software behind films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Harry Potter is to be given away free for non-commercial use.

Plans to cut youth unemployment

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:26
A major report outlines plans to improve vocational education and cut youth unemployment by 40%.

Zeus - triumph or time to panic?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:21
How UK and US respond to cyber threat in completely different ways

SA man 'chained children for years'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:14
A South African man accused of keeping his children chained in a hostel room for eight years has been remanded in police custody until his bail hearing.

NHS border choice on waits backed

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:14
First Minister Carwyn Jones says he would rather patients be treated outside the Welsh NHS than wait, as rising numbers of patients die waiting for heart surgery at two south Wales hospitals.

VIDEO: Jonah on making his dreams come true

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:13
Actor Jonah Hill talks about fulfilling his acting dreams and why he wanted to be in The Simpsons.

Tom Jones to receive lifetime award

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 03:03
Sir Tom Jones is to be presented with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Silver Clef Awards.

'Funding cuts put music at risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 02:59
Successive funding cuts are putting the government's National Plan for Music Education at risk say musicians including cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.

Poison theory father wants answers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 02:43
The father of a seven-year-old boy who died in floods in Surrey says he believes the authorities are trying to stop him finding out what happened.

Mad Men creator to get Emmy honour

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 02:37
Mad Men creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner is to be honoured with the 2014 International Emmy Founders Award.
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