National / International News

China takes new steps to boost growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:37
China announces new measures, including infrastructure spending and increased lending for exporters, to bolster its economic growth.

Call to decriminalise W Africa drugs

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:20
Low-level drug offences should be decriminalised in West Africa, according to a commission headed by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Disability 'here' and 'there'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:06
Exhibition shows disabled people photographed doing their jobs

Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:58

Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:45

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.

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Life in a Christian 'fundamentalist' school

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:44
Life in a Christian "fundamentalist" school

Ayckbourn on keeping theatre alive

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:42
Alan Ayckbourn on using ping pong balls to reinvent theatre

Four people found murdered in Cuba

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:39
Four people found murdered in Cuba may have been trying to leave the island illegally, perhaps with the help of traffickers.

Birds' 'black ties' smaller in city

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:27
Great tits with smaller black chest stripes have higher survival rates in an urban habitat, a study shows.

Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:09
The economic crisis in Europe and North America led to more than 10,000 suicides, according to figures from UK researchers.

VIDEO: Inside the US Secret Service

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:00
Inside account of a career protecting the US President

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