National / International News

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.

M1 closed after major lorry crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:00
The M1 is closed in both directions after a lorry driver was seriously injured in a crash between Bedford and Flitwick.

Canada foreign minister resigns

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:58
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has resigned as Canada's top diplomat.

Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring 'Mockingbird' Hero

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:50

More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.

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Hillary says 'sky is blue and vaccines work'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:48
After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie calls for a "conversation" on vaccination mandates, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul and pundits on the left and right enter the fray.

MP: Lobbying Act a 'dog's breakfast'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:46
The government's lobbying register is described as a "dog's breakfast" by the chairman of a Commons committee.

New York State Clamps Down On Herbal Supplements

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:38

State's attorney general asks four major retailers to pull pills because they don't contain what they claim. Tests show supplements are often filled with cheap ingredients, including houseplants.

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Striker Smith ends England career

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:34
Arsenal Ladies forward Kelly Smith, 36, ends her England career after 46 goals in 117 appearances.