National / International News

Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 01:08

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 01:00

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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Etihad sued over obese passenger

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:56
An Australian plane passenger, who says he suffered back pain after being seated next to an overweight man, is suing Etihad Airways.

Chad imposes 'terror' death penalty

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:56
Following attacks by Boko Haram militants, MPs in Chad vote to reinstate the death penalty for acts of terrorism six months after it was abolished.

O'Brien to join Rocky Horror revival

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:55
Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien will play the musical's narrator for a series of special shows, his first UK performances in the role for more than 20 years.

Scots firms set to win nuclear bids

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:55
Three Scottish companies are announced as preferred bidders for the contract to build the first UK nuclear power station in over 20 years.

In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:55

An estimated 4 to 6 million land mines are scattered throughout Cambodia, one of the world's worst-affected places. Rats possessing an exceptional sense of smell are being trained to detect the mines.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:50

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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Taiwan ministry stormed by students

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:46
Hundreds of students in Taiwan storm the education ministry, protesting against proposed changes to the curriculum which they say promote a pro-China view.

VIDEO: MH370 search: 'I found plane debris'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:30
A Reunion man, Johnny Begue, shows the BBC's Milton Nkosi where he found the debris that may belong to missing plane MH370.

Airbus reports profits up by 34%

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:28
Europe's aircraft maker Airbus group beats forecasts with a rise in profits for the first half of the year.

France 'settles Russia warship row'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:24
France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two warships, after long negotiations.

Firm halts Calais travel over attacks

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:16
A haulage company owner from Pembrokeshire stops operations overseas because of attacks on his vehicles crossing the Channel.

Big year ahead for James Webb telescope

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:01
It's been a long time coming but we really are now at the business end of building Hubble's successor, and the next few months should see the James Webb telescope finally start to take shape.

NHS recruitment from EU 'aggressive'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-31 00:00
Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.

To Get Big Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 23:58

Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.

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Referendum 'if Scotland wants it'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 23:52
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says "no politician has the right to stand in the way" of another independence referendum.

Man charged with baby's murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 23:26
A man is charged with the murder of a two-week-old baby girl in Greater Manchester.

VIDEO: Groom swims to wedding

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 23:21
A Norwegian groom swims across a fjorde to reach his bride for their wedding at a lighthouse.

US photo find sparks internet quest

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 23:19
A US photographer launches an internet hunt to find two women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand store.