Wednesday, August 26, 2015

26-Aug-2015 21:00

Looking for my Shanghai father :: Yvonne Foley's father was a Chinese sailor recruited for Britain's Merchant Navy, then forced out of the country after WW2.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33962179#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

On Her Majesty's Service - in a new way :: After four years as a British ambassador, Tom Fletcher hates the idea of diplomats as stuck-up mandarins, and goes out of his way to prove it wrong.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34040175#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: World Athletics Highlights :: Watch BBC Two highlights of the World Athletics Championships.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/34058476

Aphantasia: A life without mental images :: Scientists identify the condition aphantasia, in which people cannot create images in their head
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34039054#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How many national anthems are plagiarised? :: Which countries 'borrowed' God Save the King?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34052000#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Times Square's topless women may be here to stay :: New York's mayor says scantily clad street performers are becoming a nuisance, but taming Times Square is not as simple as it seems.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34047144#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Five million 'at risk of diabetes' :: Up to five million people in England are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to new data from Public Health England.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34053325#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: The Braille smartwatch :: A Braille smartwatch has been developed to allow blind users to receive and read text messages
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33941109#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Intel Inside... literally? :: The unclear future of the world's most famous chip maker.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34049180#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Migrants follow perilous route to Germany :: Tracking the long migrant route to Germany
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34039968#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Artists take over Ghana's streets :: The streets of Ghana's capital have been alive with artistic talent, says photographer Nana Kofi Acquah, who joined the crowds enjoying a four-day cultural festival.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34046391#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS :: People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34055529#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Journalist kicked out of Trump event :: A news anchor was thrown out of a Donald Trump news conference after asking a question about immigration, without being called on first.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34059552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

As Biden weighs 2016 bid, donors so far stick by Clinton  :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/CPzliJE8uYg/story01.htm

Serena, Djokovic top seeds for U.S. Open :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/AsxW1DtrKnU/story01.htm

Bob Dylan's 'Hard Rain' lyrics a-gonna be auctioned in London :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/oEMS1p-q3Ic/story01.htm

Currency volatility upsets Asian growth plans :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Xce6FUZCvQw/story01.htm

National Guardsman who helped thwart attack on French train to get medal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/F7trj7mtBKI/story01.htm

Currency volatility upsets Asian growth plans :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/b4_YLyYtKzA/story01.htm

Malaysia's 1MDB denies Abu Dhabi's IPIC pulling out of debt plan :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/W0enm0dgToY/story01.htm

After riding Internet wave, top China investor bets on hardware :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/bdzZVieN_3A/story01.htm

Vick ticks boxes as Big Ben back-up at Steelers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/IJqHfhFJWgQ/story01.htm

South Korea willing to discuss North's demand to lift sanctions :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/58mLvcqjiTk/story01.htm

日米首脳が電話会談、世界株安への連携確認 TPP早期妥結も :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/4IpnEuGv4L4/story01.htm

China stocks end morning higher but rate cuts don't dispel fears :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3RxJoW4A8g/story01.htm

Hindu population drops below 80 pct as Muslim ratio rises :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/iROXwY0rlp4/story01.htm

The costliest art mishaps :: And other costly art mishaps around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34059664#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: McDonald's staff 'love zero-hours contracts' :: In a BBC interview, Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's UK, says the feedback from his staff indicates they "love the flexibility" of zero-hour contracts.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34060260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/gmRoPgHlOoM/story01.htm

Kurds launch new assault on Islamic State in northern Iraq :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z-SzvogejHk/story01.htm

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