National / International News

Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:54

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.

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'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:52

Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.

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Women's Work Is Never Done On The Farm, And Sometimes Never Counted

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:51

The percentage of female farmers is climbing — slowly, according to federal figures. But those numbers don't take into account the many new roles women are filling on multigenerational family farms.

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Can Alonso & McLaren work this time?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:50
After a bitter fallout during his year at McLaren in 2007, can Fernando Alonso finally find success with the team?

VIDEO: Is this the end of 'Umbrella Revolution'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:30
Bailiffs backed by police in Hong Kong have started to pull down barriers put up by pro-democracy campaigners in a part of the city they are occupying.

VIDEO: Bringing Elvis's Graceland to the UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:08
Graceland is famous as the home of Elvis Presley and visited by millions each year, but now his fans in the UK can also get a glimpse of some of his most famous belongings.

Bush 'fully informed' of CIA methods

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:08
President George W Bush knew all about CIA interrogation methods, says his vice-president, dismissing a Senate report as "full of crap".

Fast and furious

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 23:00
The dangerous world of contact motorsport

The speech that remembered the deficit

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 22:47
Just weeks after Ed Miliband's speech which forgot the deficit comes the speech that remembers it - big time.

VIDEO: Why are dog attacks on the rise?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 22:43
Research for an animal charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, has found that 30% of dog owners claim they have been bitten or attacked by someone else's dog.

Vietnamese brides 'vanish' in China

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 22:39
Authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese brides in Hebei, local reports say.

Sailors Mills & Clark robbed in Rio

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 22:24
London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 22:18
Vidic could return to Old Trafford, Hazard considers Chelsea exit, Adam keen on move abroad, plus more.

Carol service 'tribute' to April

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 22:13
The mother of murdered schoolgirl April Jones, whose disappearance sparked one of the UK's largest police searches, will speak at a service to remember missing people.

School minibus crash probe continues

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:50
Police continue their investigation into the cause of a fatal minibus crash at a school in Bridgend county.

Business water bills to reduce

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:33
A majority of business customers are to see a reduction in their water bills, after the Utility Regulator sets revenues for Northern Ireland Water for the years ahead.

MLAs should hire staff 'on merit'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:16
MLAs at Stormont should employ staff on the "basis of merit", according to the independent body which sets their pay and expenses.

LTA to cut funding to aspiring stars

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:01
Funding for up-and-coming British tennis players will be severely cut in a bid to develop more top-100 players.

Google to shut Spanish news service

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 20:32
Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

Suicide bomber kills Afghan soldiers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 20:11
At least six Afghan soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, police and officials say.