National / International News

NI police 'to uphold parade ruling'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 16:16
Northern Ireland's new chief constable says his officers will enforce a controversial Belfast parade ruling and warns young people they risk arrest if they are involved in violence.

VIDEO: HS2 'about people, not trains'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 16:03
Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2, says the rail project will help "a growing disparity in wealth, jobs and opportunity" in the UK.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:57
Why was this man crying so much?

VIDEO: On new UK aircraft carrier's bridge

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:49
A guided tour of some of the key features of the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier.

VIDEO: The man who lives in 1946

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:36
Despite working in the very modern job of cabin crew for British Airways, in his home life Ben Sansum has everything set up as if it is 1946.

Dad 'killed toddler left in hot car'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:35
A man accused of killing his son by leaving him inside a hot car will stand trial, a judge rules, as police say evidence suggests intent.

Big Ideas: Jeremy Rifkin and the internet of everything

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:34

Now and then we like explore some of the big ideas changing our world.

Like the so-called "internet of everything."

In 2014, it's fair to say that most of us think of capitalism as one of the planet's default economic systems. Markets around the world are interconnected, and even communist countries like China buy and sell internationally.

Jeremy Rifkin is one of the people behind our big idea this week, and he argues that capitalism is, in effect, eating itself. That, thanks to the internet, we've gotten so good at making things cheaply, that everyone can.

Rifkin is an economic theorist who has advised the European Union, and he lays out those ideas his latest book is called the "Zero Marginal Cost Society," which is, he explains,

"The emergence of a news economic system called the 'collaborative commons.' This is actually the first new economic system to emerge since the advent of capitalism and socialism."

On profit motive:

"There's another whole institution that everyone on this planet relies on every day. It's called 'the social economy...' we have millions of organizations that provide all sorts of goods and service from health care to school systems...they're not considered by economists because they create social capital, not market captial."

Listen to the full innterview in the player above.

 

 

The tale of the last Sikh maharajah

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:28
How Sikh ruler ended up in an English grave

High Court Temporarily Suspends Contraception Mandate For Christian College

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:24

The order, which doesn't affect the court's ultimate opinion, drew a scathing dissent from the court's three women.

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Brazilian football team builds on tribal traditions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:23
The Brazilian tribe which has its own professional football squad

Israel moves forces near Gaza border

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:12
Israel bolsters its military forces on its border with the Gaza Strip, amid heightened tensions with Palestinians over recent murders.

Blacklist compensation scheme opens

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:07
Eight construction firms announce the launch of a scheme aimed at compensating workers who were victims of past blacklisting in the industry.

Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:07
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who will win? Everything you need to know on day 23 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

VIDEO: What do Americans think of the US?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:05
What Americans really think of their country

VIDEO: French cousins film football matches from fans' view

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:05
French students film World Cup from fans' perspective

The kids running their own companies

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:01
His own boss at age 11 - is this a future billionaire?

VIDEO: Meet the kids running their own companies

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:01
Meet the youngsters starting and running their own businesses.

Are tennis's Big Four no more?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 15:00
With Nadal and Murray out of Wimbledon, and Federer and Djokovic looking vulnerable, are we witnessing a changing of the guard?

Hope for the future in Brno's Jewish cemetery

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 14:58
How a beautiful Jewish cemetery holds hope for the future

Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 14:34

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.

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