National / International News

A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:39

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.

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VIDEO: Abandoned migrant ship reaches Italy

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:31
A ship abandoned by its crew off Italy with 360 migrants on board has arrived at the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro, the coastguard says.

VIDEO: Prince Andrew sex case claim denied

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:24
Buckingham Palace has denied "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers.

Maltese club offer Evans contract

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:20
Convicted rapist and former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been offered a contract by Maltese club Hibernians.

Northampton 39-31 Newcastle

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:16
Premiership leaders Northampton extend their winning run to seven games with a hard-fought victory over Newcastle.

FA Cup third round in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:15
The FA Cup third round in numbers

Donna Douglas, Elly May On 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' Dies At 81

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:13

The actress who played the tomboy daughter of Ozark mountain man Jed Clampett also appeared on screen alongside Elvis Presley and starred in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone.

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Preparing your finances for next Christmas

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 13:02
Ways to start saving for Christmas 2015

Taylor through to PDC last four

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:38
Sixteen-time champion Phil Taylor beats Vincent van der Voort 5-3 to reach the PDC World Championship semi-finals.

Cardiff City 3-1 Colchester United

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:38
Cardiff beat Colchester at a near-empty Cardiff City Stadium to become the first team to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

For The New Year, Ray Bradbury's Buoyant Vision Of The Future

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

We saw a lot of dystopias in both films and books this year. Author Jason Sheehan has had enough. He plans to celebrate the new year with some science fiction that's actually hopeful about the future.

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After Uprising, A Struggle To Restore Tunisia's Ancient Emblems

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.

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Congress Could Find Energy Compromise With Hydropower

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

With the Republicans in the majority in both the House and Senate in Washington, there will be changes in energy policy in the next few years. Republicans are pledging to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and to delay or derail the Obama administration's clean air proposals.

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Flu Vaccines Still Helpful Even When The Strain Is Different

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

The influenza season is under way and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn it may be particularly severe. We have an update on the flu and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Life Getting Tougher For Syrian Migrants, Refugees In Russia

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.

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A Battle To Wash Away A Fountain's Controversial Namesake

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.

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When A Rebel Is Homesick, He Might Be Willing To Surrender

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

To help end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michael Sharp sits among the banana trees and talks with the fierce fighters about memories of the past and dreams for their children.

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Researchers Create Artificial Organs On Microchips

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:18

Scientists are growing mock organs made of human cells to better study diseases and to help test drugs. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are working on a gut-on-a-chip.

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Former councillor's lotto lie regret

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:12
A former councillor apologises after a community's war commemorations had to be abandoned because he lied about applying for lottery funding.

Pardew appointed Crystal Palace boss

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 12:06
Alan Pardew leaves Newcastle United to become the new manager at Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.