National / International News

Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03

Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.

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Warning over aerosol climate fix

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:58
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

£2.5m party donations in first week

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:57
Almost £2.5m of donations to political parties were registered in the first week of the official election campaign, new figures show.

Pakistan top court halts executions

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Pakistan's Supreme Court suspends death sentences passed by controversial new military tribunals, until it rules on the legality of the sentences.

New luggage bins fit 50% more bags

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Boeing has shown off its 'space bins' that can hold 50% more luggage than existing designs.

Morrisons to axe 720 head office jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43
Supermarket giant Morrisons is to axe 720 jobs at its head office in Bradford.

South Korea President Promises To Raise Sewol Ferry, One Year After Tragedy

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43

Speaking on the first anniversary of a catastrophe that killed 304 people, President Park Geun-hye has pledged to salvage the Sewol ferry.

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NI construction industry 'improving'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:41
The Northern Ireland construction industry had its best performance in almost two years in the last quarter of 2014, according to official figures.

Caption Challenge: Robot road

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

How serious for us is the Greek tragedy?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:14
If Greece defaults on its debts, as seems likely, what does that mean for it, for the rest of the eurozone and for our general election?

Preacher death terror arrests made

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:08
A 53-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of terror acts in connection with the death of a Syrian-born preacher living in London.

Staff reject vote to safeguard jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:05
Anglesey poultry plant staff vote to reject changes to their working conditions in a move which would have saved 50 colleagues' jobs.

Toyota's expansion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-16 03:00

Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015: There's word today that Japan has overtaken China as the number one foreign holder of US treasuries. I'm speaking of Japanese pension funds, the Japanese government and other Japanese investors. We consult Adolfo Laurenti, chief international economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago on the shift to US debt. Plus, the world's largest car maker by volume, Toyota, is saying it plans to invest $1.4 billion to build two new factories in Mexico and China. The announcement marks an end to three-year freeze on expansions that Toyota imposed on itself. More on that. Electronic payments-through companies like PayPal-are supposed to make it easier and safer to buy things online. But we found that it doesn't always translate when you're trying to make a purchase across borders.

VIDEO: SpaceX rocket crashes into barge

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:59
A SpaceX rocket crashes into a floating ocean platform, after hitting it too hard following an attempted landing.

Ocean Search Area For Lost Malaysian Airliner Is Set To Double

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:51

It's been more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board. Officials now say they'll double the already huge search area to 46,000 square miles next month.

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UN envoy quits as Yemen crisis rages

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:45
The UN's special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, steps down amid criticism of his failure to broker an end to the conflict in the country.

National Museum staff to walk out

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:35
Staff at the National Museum of Scotland are due to walk out in a long-running dispute over pay, followed by an all-day strike on Friday.

'Success kid' raises cash for dad

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:35
Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his notoriety to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.

Tribeca festival begins in New York

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:34
New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.

Czech man claims to create new state

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 02:31
New country 'founded' in southern Europe

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