National / International News

Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:30

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.

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'Dangerous' mollusc found in UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:21
A species of mussel blamed for blocking water supplies to Las Vegas has been found near Heathrow Airport, scientists confirm.

VIDEO: 'Sad' Cook denies bullying claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:16
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room "wasn't a bullying environment" and that Kevin Pietersen's claims have "tarnished" the team.

Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.

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Revelations From Governor's Fiancee Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

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Some Weapons Bound For Syrian Rebels End Up With ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.

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With ISIS At Its Border, Turkey Can't Decide What To Do

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and to Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.

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Talking privately about Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:29
The app being used for a sensitive subject

Belgium's youthful new PM sworn in

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 02:28
Belgium's new centre-right government, led by its youngest PM since 1841, is sworn in after more than four months of talks.

VIDEO: Record geese numbers recorded

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 02:19
A record number of pink-footed geese have arrived at a wetland centre in Lancashire as part of their annual migration.

VIDEO: 'I placed ad for kidney donor'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 01:02
A woman who found a kidney donor after placing an advertisement in her local paper has been speaking about her appeal.

Seaside rail posters go under hammer

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 00:26
A collection of vintage railway posters is expected to fetch £9,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday.

UKIP's Farage back on campaign trail

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:58
Nigel Farage campaigns in Rochester and Strood, as the main political parties consider their response to UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election.

Iraq appeals for help in Anbar

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:55
Iraqi officials make an urgent appeal for military help in the western Anbar province, saying the area could fall to Islamic State militants "in days".

Death penalty for China cult killers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:26
A Chinese court passes sentence on five cult members who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong province in May.

UKIP fallout and peace prize - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:04
Reaction to UKIP's election gains and the awarding of a peace prize to activist Malala Yousafzai are the main stories for the papers.

VIDEO: How can magic help stroke survivors?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 20:42
Learning magic tricks gives stroke survivors a great opportunity to be more independent and to show off their new talents to relatives and friends.

Top Gear Argentina row 'not a stunt'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 20:37
The executive producer of the BBC's Top Gear defends the show following reports its crew had to flee Argentina because of a number plate "stunt".