National / International News

Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:02

Earlier this month, China imposed a ban on shellfish imports from most of the U.S. West Coast after finding two bad clams. The move is hitting Washington state particularly hard. State agencies estimate businesses there are losing as much as $600,000 a week.

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Row over job cuts plan at university

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:51
A row breaks out over a plan which a union claims could see 19 jobs go at a university.

Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:41
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shrine that honours soldiers including WW2 criminals, angering China and South Korea.

Justin Bieber announces 'retirement'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:20
The singer says he is 'officially retiring' but also tweets 'I'm never leaving you', as his new film is released.

More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:18

In 1965, a majority of the world survived on less than 2,000 calories a day per person. Now, 61 percent of people worldwide have access to 2,500 or more calories each day.

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Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:17

Momentum to pass tighter gun laws surged after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a year ago. But a provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate. In that loss, gun control activists say they learned some important lessons from those who lobbied against them.

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Late wickets leave England reeling

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 23:19
Australia reduce England to 226-6 with three late wickets on the first day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Storms and royal Christmas in papers

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 22:58
The stormy weather that ruined the festive season for thousands of people and the royal family's Christmas gathering feature in Thursday's newspapers.

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