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Chinadaily US Edition International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News 'A' for Angela GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies and Merkel Documents show that Britain's GCHQ intelligence service infiltrated German Internet firms and America's NSA obtained a court order to spy on Germany and collected information about the chancellor in a special database. Is it time for the country to open a formal espionage investigation? By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... [ Comment ]

Home UK <div id="blq-no-js-banner"><p>For a better experience on your device, try our <a href=" site</a>.</p></div> Accessibility links BBC navigation In association with RSS feed Advertisement 11 April 2014Last updated at 04:23 ET Co-op Bank confirms £1.3bn losses The Co-operative Bank has confirmed it has made a loss of £1.3bn for 2013 and said it will not pay out £5m to former executives. Man charged with Omagh bomb murders A 43-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland is due to appear in court, charged with the murders of 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb attack. Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series, has died, a friend of her family has told the BBC. Also in the News Local News & Weather Enter your location and get relevant local information across BBC News, BBC Weather and the BBC homepage. Northern Ireland Wales or Cymru Scotland or Alba England Our Expert Article written by Mark Easton Mark Easton Home editor

International breaking news and headlines Pith in the Wind Metro School's board members voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of a $779 million spending plan to run its school system next school year. "I think the priorities speak for themselves," said Director of Schools Jesse Register who pointed to teacher pay raises and a new set of pre-K centers as highlights to the district's $32.5 million in new funding he and the school board are asking from Metro officials this year. Mayor Karl Dean warned last December he would look closely at the district's budget, saying "no department gets a blank check and that includes schools." The district's next step is to pitch this spending plan to mayor's office who will then decide how much of it he will offer to fund. Last year, the school district asked for $44 million new dollars, an amount Dean's administration cut down to about $26 million. (Update 9:45 a.m.: Pinkston emailed to clarify.

PBS: Public Broadcasting Service Mississippi Nears Crest in Historic Vicksburg, Natchez The Top 25 Which news providers make it in among the top 25 for total U.S. traffic? While the raw figures for visitors vary from one metrics firm to the next (Nielsen’s unique visitors numbers are often much smaller than those of the ratings agency comScore, for example, and both rely mainly on home-based traffic rather than work-based, which may undercount total news consumption) the list and rank of top sites remains relatively consistent across measuring companies. In that mix, based on Nielsen’s data, legacy news organizations (those attached to a news operation that is in another platform such as television or print) account for about two-thirds of the top 25 sites (17 in all). See the full list of most trafficked news sites. As a group, the top 25 general interest news sites differ markedly from the way people interact with one of the biggest specialized news sites on the Web, ESPN.com. General interest news sites are actually closer in behavior to the shopping site Amazon.com.

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