National / International News

Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:39

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

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IMF wary of third Greek bailout

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:29
The International Monetary Fund is wary of any financial contribution to a third Greek bailout and is unlikely to provide funds at the first stage.

Comet yields 'rich array' of organics

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:08
The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds.

Finn puts England on brink of win

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:07
Steven Finn takes 5-45 to reduce Australia to 168-7 in their second innings on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Robot can leap from water's surface

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:03
Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water

Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:03

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:58

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

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What Cecil the lion means to Zimbabwe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:57
What Cecil the lion means to Zimbabweans

EU extends farm aid amid Russian ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:52
The EU extends help for exporters of dairy produce, fruit and vegetables into next year to ease the impact of a Russian ban.

Trump says referendum 'bad period'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:46
US tycoon Donald Trump has said a second referendum on Scottish independence would be "ridiculous".

The Taliban enter uncharted territory

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:46
With the death of leader Mullah Omar, and the appointment of a successor, the Afghan Taliban face their biggest challenge yet, writes Dawood Azami.

Kenya's Garissa campus 'must reopen'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:41
Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group.

Calais queues costing firm £100,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:37
A Welsh haulage firm claims it is losing the equivalent of about £100,000 a month due to delays at the Port of Calais.

US inquiry into African lion killer

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:32
US wildlife agency launches an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but says it has been unable to reach the American involved.

Kids Company charity in police probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:31
An investigation into a number of allegations of crime involving children's charity Kids Company has been launched by police, the BBC has learned.

Turnberry won't lose Open - Trump

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:27
US billionaire Donald Trump says his comments about illegal immigrants will not cost Turnberry the chance to host The Open.

Anderson forced off with injury

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:21
England's James Anderson is forced off on day two of the third Ashes Test against Australia with a "tight" side strain.

Randy Garutti on Shake Shack's 'accidental' start

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:06

Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti hops in line with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal at the restaurant’s original location in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park to talk about how the company evolved from a hot dog cart into a publicly traded international company with more than 70 locations.

China ex-general in corruption probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:02
Former high-ranking Chinese army figure Guo Boxiong is expelled from the Communist Party amid corruption allegations.

Who is Liz Kendall? Labour leadership contender guide

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 08:58
A profile of Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall.