National / International News

Ali condemns Fifa 'intimidation'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:38
Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says there has been a "culture of intimidation" within Fifa under Sepp Blatter.

How Fish Could Change What It Means For Food To Be Organic

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:37

The USDA is considering a set of rules for certifying farmed fish as organic. But some consumer groups say the recommendations don't go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.

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Life In The 'New' Washington: In Your Face! No, In YOUR Face!

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:35

The 114th Congress so far has displayed all the dominant traits inherited from its parents – the 113th and 112th congresses. It's all about honoring past promises and settling old scores.

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Hague opts for lesser of two EVELs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:28
William Hague plans for for delivering English votes for English laws do not go far enough for some of his party's MPs.

US adds rules for intelligence data

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:26
Data about US individuals gathered "incidentally" during intelligence operations must be deleted immediately under new rules.

Pope Declares Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero A Martyr

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:02

The Archbishop was an outspoken voice against human rights abuses during the Salvadoran Civil war. He was killed while giving mass in 1980. The Pope's decree sets the stage for beatification.

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Knight pleads not guilty to murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:56
Former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleads not guilty to murder and attempted murder following a fatal hit-and-run incident.

Does facial recognition tech work?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:52
Does facial recognition technology work?

Not Just Monopoly Money: Some Games Ship With Real Cash In France

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:50

While one Monopoly box will include the equivalent of about $23,500, Hasbro says 79 others will include hundreds of euros mixed in with the game's colorful money.

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What happened to the snoopers' charter?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:43
No vote was proposed on the the data retention powers in the Lords - but the proposers had hoped for more from the government.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:32
MPs hear evidence on Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust.

ISIS Video Appears To Show Jordanian Pilot Being Burned Alive

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:31

Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh has been held by the group since his capture in December. Jordan had said it was prepared to trade Kaseasbeh for an Iraqi militant.

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Justice Dept. Settles S&P Lawsuit

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:26

Standard and Poor's is expected to settle a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department over the quality of the firm's ratings during the years before the financial crisis.

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VIDEO: Which countries have union flag?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:23
Following Fiji's announcement that it plans to remove the UK's union jack from its flag, BBC News looks at the position of other nations.

Hunt promises gay bullying crackdown

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:23
The Labour party promises "zero tolerance" of homophobic language and bullying in England's schools if it wins the general election.

DSK trial hears of sex parties

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:09
A former prostitute takes the stand at the pimping trial of former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn, describing "classy" lunchtime sex parties.

In First Photos Since August, Cuba's Fidel Castro Meets With Student Leader

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:07

They came just weeks after rumors surfaced yet again that the former Cuban president, now 88, had died.

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Quiz: Saving college savings from taxes

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:06

President Obama backed away from a proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts, which 3 percent of Americans use.

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Jordanian pilot 'burned alive by IS'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:05
A video published online by Islamic State militants claims to show Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive.

West Bank paper 'sorry for cartoon'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:00
An official Palestinian newspaper apologises to its readers for publishing a drawing that is alleged to have depicted the Prophet Muhammad.