National / International News

Firms complain of high delivery fees

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:29
Hundreds of businesses in Scotland say they are having to pay more for deliveries because of their postcodes.

Slavery law 'must focus on victims'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:29
A proposed new law to combat modern-day slavery needs to be strengthened, with more attention given to victims, say MPs and peers.

Argument Over Requested Leave Preceded Fort Hood Shootings

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:27

Army officials say Spc. Iván López opened fire after a dispute over his request for leave. Within eight minutes, López allegedly fired 35 shots.

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Windows XP end puts firms in a fix

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:22
Windows XP demise gives small firms a tech dilemma

The Whole Foods way of engaging staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:06
The firm that believes in executive sleepovers

VIDEO: Are two heads better than one?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:05
In the first of a new series, Steve Tappin, reports on US food business Whole Foods, which has two CEOs instead of just one.

Windows XP security deadline arrives

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:00
Cyber-thieves are preparing to target anyone still running Windows XP after security support ends on 8 April, suggest security firms.

BCC says recovery 'not yet secure'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:00
The British Chambers of Commerce says that while short-term growth prospects are good the recovery is "not yet secure".

VIDEO: US dark matter hunt at critical phase

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:55
The quest to find the most mysterious particles in the Universe is entering a critical phase, scientists say.

When to trust (cough) financial journalists

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:51

You know how we in the financial press will say "There is word of this big merger being negotiated" or "There are reports of that corporate aquisition in the works"?   Sometimes those stories pan out, sometimes they don't. Now, thanks to researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan, there is a way to tell which deals are more likely to actually get done.   A key takeaway: Consider the source. Bloomberg has the most accurate reportage of mergers and acquisition: An astounding 80 percent accuracy rate. The New York Times is number six on the list, behind -- get this -- the New York Post.    Another guide: the bigger the company in question, the less likely it is that the story will pan out.    

Sick 1-Year-Old Rescued From Sailboat 1,000 Miles Off Mexican Coast

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:45

The parents activated a distress beacon from their 36-foot sailboat en route to the Pacific islands after the girl developed a fever and rash that wouldn't respond to medications.

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VIDEO: End of Gandhi reign in India?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:42
The first day of voting in India's month-long parliamentary election has seen a high turnout.

Group Goes Online To Find Affirmative Action Plaintiffs

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:32

The Project on Fair Representation is looking for college applicants willing to challenge Harvard University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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With Legislators' OK, Maryland Poised To Decriminalize Pot

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 14:00

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is expected to sign the bill, said decriminalizing marijuana might lead to a greater focus on more serious threats.

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Miller has done right thing, says PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 13:55
Prime Minister David Cameron stands by Maria Miller amid fresh questions over the culture secretary's expenses.

Row over 'racist' posters in city

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 13:54
A row erupts over posters in Belfast that claim NI people are being denied jobs while hundreds of overseas workers are receiving higher wages.

Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 13:46

The brutality that began in Rwanda in April 1994 left 800,000 dead in just over three months. Some collapsed in grief as the country marked the anniversary of those dark days.

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Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 13:46

The 100 days of brutality that began in Rwanda in April 1994 left 800,000 dead, and is the fastest genocide in history.

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 13:45

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they've found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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VIDEO: Man with hammer attacks tourists

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 13:36
Three female tourists suffered serious head and facial injuries during a hammer attack in a hotel in London.

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