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BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:10
The new way of texting and will Kinect take off?

Tech Brief

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:10
Dell mulls Google Chrome, and an iPhone record deal.

Graeme McDowell first European to win U.S. Open in 40 years

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:10
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland has won the U.S. Open, holding off France's Gregory Havret to become the first European to win America's national championship since 1970.

Banking Lobbyists Make Final Run at Reform Bill

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:07
Maneuvering continues over risky wagers on the market and selling off hedge funds and private equity units.

Hi-Def heroes

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 07:44
Make-up artists and others on adapting to HDTV challenges.

IT gets a Royal seal of approval

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 07:26
One of the world's newest industries is given a rare Royal Charter at a ceremony steeped in arcane ritual at St Paul's Cathedral.

Modern medals

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 06:55
Why Medal of Honour has moved to the present day

London to Brighton cyclist dies

BBC - Health News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 06:47
A 48-year-old man dies in hospital after collapsing while taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride.

Gift of gaffe

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 06:39
Why is BP's boss getting the PR battle so wrong?

Retirement age 'should be ended'

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:45
Age UK says the Government ought to use current public support to abolish the compulsory age for retirement.

Government warned over CGT rise

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:42
Raising the rate of capital gains tax (CGT) could result in a fall in tax revenues, one think tank warns.

Senate Grapples With Tax and Safety Net Legislation

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:39
There's less urgency to confront pressing issues in Congress as a key concern gets resolved.

Sonic branding

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:32
Selling products with just five musical notes.

Mining chiefs missing in Africa

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:30
A plane carrying several Australian mining executives goes missing on a flight between Cameroon and Congo.

Vintage computers celebrated at Bletchley Park computer festival

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:23
More than 2000 retro-computing fans descended on Bletchley Park for Britain's first Vintage Computer Festival.

French quiz Google on wi-fi data

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:16
An early look at wi-fi data 'accidentally' gathered by Google in 30 countries suggests it contains sensitive information.

'Super-hospital' opens

BBC - Health News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:09
Birmingham's £545m Queen Elizabeth Hospital takes its first patients as the move from Selly Oak Hospital begins.

Russia cuts gas supply to Belarus

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 05:09
Russian gas monopoly Gazprom begins to cut supplies to Belarus over its debt after President Dmitry Medvedev orders the cuts.

Gulf states eye China bank float

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 04:54
Qatar and Kuwait are reportedly lining up to invest $3.6bn in the upcoming flotation of the Agricultural Bank of China.

Africa's asset?

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 04:44
Defence spending in the continent is rising