National / International News

Whistleblower gets biggest US payout

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:55
The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.

US student killed by black bear

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:49
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.

VIDEO: Paralysed father 'walks' at wedding

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:42
A wheelchair user was able to stand up to deliver his speech at his daughter's wedding celebration thanks to a special robotic suit.

AUDIO: Pink Floyd unveil new album cover

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:13
As the artwork for the new Pink Floyd album is unveiled, the band's creative director Aubrey Po speaks to BBC 6 Music about finding the right cover.

UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:12
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.

Phones 4U to shed almost 1,700 jobs

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:06
Almost 1,700 jobs are to go at the failed mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 stores will close.

Fifa report may prompt charges - MP

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 11:01
A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.

VIDEO: 83-metre goal sets Bundesliga record

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:41
Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scores a wonder goal from 83 metres - the edge of his own box - against Hannover.

A big week to come in climate change policy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:14

It's going to be a big week in New York for the policy of climate change. 

Just a day after 300,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to bring more attention to the need for climate change action, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it was divesting from fossil fuel investments.

"What's clear is that this is a symbolic announcement," says Marketplace's Scott Tong. "But the amount of selling off would pale in comparison to the size of most of these big companies."

The reality, Tong says, is that we're in a planet that is supposed to keep global warming to just two degrees Celsius, but is currently on track to double that figure. But one of the other realities, he says, is that accountants could change the world of climate change.

"[The bankers] are everywhere talking about the opportunities of a low-carbon economy," he said. "Solar and wind energy, they say, are worth investing in, because in many places they can compete against coal and gas. There are tens of billions of dollars going towards bonds that invest in low-carbon technologies — not because of polar bears but because the return on investment is good. This is the kind of reality they're trying to send to national capitals."

Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:11
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:54

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Labour vow to boost NHS spending

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:46
Labour would boost NHS spending via a so-called "mansion tax" on the most expensive homes, the BBC understands.

Hospital 'sorry' over doctor letters

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:44
A hospital apologises after being attacked for failing to contact all the families whose children could have been abused by a paedophile doctor.

Shot girl 'cruelly taken away'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:44
The mother of a "caring and lively" girl shot in the head by her abusive husband recalls the horror that destroyed "an ordinary day".

Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:41
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.

Calm follows Yemeni peace deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:38
The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is reported to be calm one day after the government signed a deal with Shia Houthi rebels to end days of fighting.

Missing Afghans found at US border

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:31
Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports

Your Wallet: Redesigning student financial aid

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:18

According to the Federal Reserve, total student loan debt in the country has recently surpassed $1 billion:

The effects of student loans pop up throughout the economy: housing is out of reach for many, and even social security can be affected.

So, how would YOU re-create financial aid, if you could? Would you require work-study programs to bring down the cost of college while in school? A greater number of programs that cover student debt after you graduate?

Let us know on Twitter or email us, we'd love to hear your ideas.

Lion King 'most successful show'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:14
Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.

City siege over missing ex-prisoner

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:11
Police say they are still looking for a missing former prisoner after an armed operation in the Govanhill area of Glasgow earlier.
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