National / International News

The inside story of Lara's record 375

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 07:02
How Brian Lara's world record innings against England in Antigua unfolded - from those who witnessed it first hand

PODCAST: China's slowing growth

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:55

China’s first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2014 was 7.4 percent, the slowest China’s economy has grown in a year and a half.  Markets in Asia rose because of China’s GDP news. Slower growth, however, could be an indication that China’s leadership is serious about making tough changes to its economic model.

If you're a shrimp lover, you may be wondering why you're paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It's a bacterial infection ravaging shrimp farms in Southeast Asia called "early mortality syndrome" or EMS. The disease doesn't affect people, but it kills baby shrimp. The resulting shortage is causing price spikes.

Santa Clara County in the Bay Area has the fifth largest homeless population in the US. The area is also home to some of the country's most expensive real estate. And that's got the area's homeless population turning to some unlikely places for shelter.

Dozens Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:48

The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected. It is also being blamed for Monday's bomb attack that killed more than 70 people in Nigeria's capital.

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AUDIO: Freeman: Reunion would 'ruin' Office

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:47
Martin Freeman claims a reunion of The Office would risk "ruining" it.

Iraq's Infamous Abu Ghraib Prison Temporarily Closed

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:44

The country's Justice Ministry made the announcement that it was moving the prison's 2,400 inmates because of fears that Sunni insurgents might overrun the complex.

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Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:39
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.

VIDEO: Glory and agony - a Chinese GP guide

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:27
BBC Sport's Ben Edwards previews the 11th Chinese Grand Prix, running at the Shanghai International Circuit this Sunday.

EU Sentinel returns first images

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:23
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.

Police pay out for photo error

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:17
A man receives "substantial compensation" after police wrongly sent his photograph to the media with a press release about a convicted rapist.

Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:06
A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession.

Early op 'may have saved man's life'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:04
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.

Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 06:03
Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.

Tesco - jam tomorrow?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:39
Kamal Ahmed on another set of poor results from Tesco

Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:30

The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.

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Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:29
Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.

The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:27
What are the mysterious radio 'numbers stations'?

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:14
A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:14

The two teens disappeared in 1971. Last year, their bodies were found in the Studebaker they were last seen in. Now, authorities say it appears they mistakenly drove into a creek.

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VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:13
The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:08
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.
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