National / International News

Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:06

The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.

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Why does the sum 7x8 catch people out?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:57
Chancellor George Osborne has refused to answer a "times table" question from children.

Boleto hack may lose Brazil $3.75bn

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:53
Researchers from an American security company have unearthed a substantial malware-based fraud ring that has potentially stolen $3.75bn from users of payment method Boleto.

National roaming - a bad call?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:48
Why phone companies don’t like PM’s “national roaming” idea

Your pictures: Numbers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:46
Readers' photos on the theme of "numbers"

Jihadist's home-made bomb pictures

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:46
Pictures of home-made bombs are posted on a social media account by a person claiming to be one of three from Cardiff who have joined a Jihadist group in Syria.

Antibiotics: CMO answers your questions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:43
Chief medical officer answers your questions on antibiotics

Pistorius 'has disability anxiety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:36
South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius has "significant stress and anxiety" because of his disability, a sports doctor tells his murder trial.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:34
Liverpool rival Arsenal for Netherlands striker, Thibaut Courtois on Lionel Messi, Brazil team psychologist summond, plus more.

Jayden's killer 'abused by father'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:24
A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend tells a court how his earliest memory is of his father beating him.

Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:24

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.

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Ryanair to begin flying from Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:15
Budget airline Ryanair confirms it is to start flying from Glasgow Airport in October, but has cut some flights from struggling Prestwick.

The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:58

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.

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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:54

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

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Tributes to chimenea death teen

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:40
Teenager Lisa Jones, who died after a garden chimenea exploded, is described as "bright and bubbly" in a tribute.

VIDEO: Political cartoons from World War One

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:37
A series of modern cartoons looking at the run-up to war a century ago, and some images from the 1914-18 era.

Kvitova reaches Wimbledon final

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:35
The 2011 champion Petra Kvitova beats fellow Czech Lucie Safarova in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon singles final.

Finding a job isn't just a young person's problem

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:30

On Thursday, the Labor Department reported that the U.S. added 288,000 jobs in June, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.1%.

Those numbers are influenced by -- as has been predicted, but hasn't really happened yet -- people returning to the job hunt after having given up in spite of having the need and want to work.

Marketplace reporter Mitchell Hartman has been looking at one group of workers where there's likely a lot of people in that category: workers who are 55 and older.

Click the media player above to hear reporter Mitchell Hartman in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

Orange parade is barred from road

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:27
The Parades Commission has barred a 12 July Orange Order parade from returning along part of the Crumlin Road in north Belfast.

'Axe murder' panel head appointed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:23
The Home Office appoints a new head to the panel which will investigate the police's handling of the Daniel Morgan murder in 1987.
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