Friday, June 5, 2015

05-Jun-2015 23:21

Quiz of the week's news :: Who's denied they've got a golden toilet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33007395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Seeking the disappearing petrol stations :: Andrew Parker is trying to capture the beauty of Britain's local service stations before they all disappear.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32974892#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rallying on behalf of people without passports :: The ordinary people standing up for Kuwaiti's 'bidoons'
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-33008093#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is Ferguson unrest behind murder spike? :: Murder rates in US cities have spiked. Some say it's due to a chilling effect on police while others call it a statistical aberration.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32995911#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is water ISIS' latest weapon of war? :: ISIS has closed off a dam to the north of the Iraqi city of Ramadi -- seized by its forces last month -- cutting water supplies to pro-government towns downstream and making it easier for its fighters to attack forces loyal to Baghdad, local officials and residents said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/04/middleeast/iraq-isis-ramadi/index.html?eref�ition

Will Iran transform global energy markets? :: Iran would be a global energy superpower if it weren't for sanctions. So if they are lifted in coming months, as seems likely, what impact will this have on energy markets?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32899264#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: The long, dangerous walk through Europe :: Migrants on their overland journey through Europe face criminal gangs, police beatings and deportation.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-33008827#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Call for blood donors amid stark drop :: A campaign is calling for new blood donors in England and Wales following a 40% drop in fresh volunteers in the past decade.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33004025#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Eating placenta 'has no benefits' :: There is no evidence that eating the placenta after childbirth can protect women against depression and boost energy, US research suggests.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33006384#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Future of young 'at risk' from cuts :: Town hall bosses say further funding cuts will put thousands of youngsters 'promising futures' at risk in England.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33009072#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

College catch-up for GCSE failures :: Why thousands of teenagers have to re-sit exams
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33007948#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Been and Gone: Oscar-winning costume designer and life-saving dog :: The life-saving dog that patrolled a beach
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32978001#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How do you instil good character? :: How should children be taught to have good character?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33003958#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tales from the launderette :: Tales from an east London launderette
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-33005597#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UPDATE 5-Massive cyber attack hits U.S. federal workers, probe focuses on China :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/_9l7xSRAWOo/story01.htm

Sick Serena battles on to set up Safarova final :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/X_L12GIcneE/story01.htm

US House backs Cuba travel curbs :: The US House of Representatives votes to keep restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33017334#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving in Canada :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/PIu9pCEVoGM/story01.htm

Disenchanted Chinese tech companies plot escape from New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qnsbwdcJasU/story01.htm

VIDEO: World's first skull-scalp transplant :: The first skull and scalp transplant has been performed on 55 year old Texas man James Boysen in a 15-hour operation, say doctors in the US.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33017674#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UPDATE 2-Death toll climbs to 97 as China rights capsized ship :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/78t5pX4bgeU/story01.htm

Warriors dominate overtime, top Cavs in Game 1 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CndRUuxLgTM/story01.htm

Giant telescope peers back to dawn of time ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/03/tech/giant-magellan-telescope/index.html?eref�ition

Happy National Donut Day! ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/04/living/gallery/national-donut-day/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen :: See photos from Hong Kong's Victoria Park, where tens of thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/04/world/gallery/tiananmen-square-vigil-2015/index.html?eref�ition

Shinzo Abe: 3 big challenges facing the world ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/04/opinions/abe-g7-three-challenges/index.html?eref�ition

Burr: Give law enforcement tools they need :: On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted to strip the intelligence community of a critical tool that has kept Americans safe for more than ten years.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/04/opinions/burr-law-enforcement-tools/index.html?eref�ition

Several homes damaged as tornadoes hit Colorado :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/sju4o39VRq0/story01.htm

Why are fish falling from sky in Alaska? :: There are flying fish, and then there are the variety witnessed by residents of Fairbanks, Alaska. These have literally been dropping from the sky, it seems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/05/us/fairbanks-falling-fish/index.html?eref�ition

Man saves moose, rangers blow it up :: A Montana camper saved a newborn moose, only to have it blown up by park authorities, together with its dead relatives.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/05/us/montana-moose-killed/index.html?eref�ition

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