National / International News

Kenya 'ghost worker' scam unveiled

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 10:11
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.

FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 10:07

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.

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VIDEO: Can Candy Crush strike lucky twice?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:53
The creators of the wildly successful mobile game Candy Crush release its follow-up: Candy Crush Soda Saga.

US Senate grills banks on commodities

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:47
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.

So Just What Is An 'Executive Action,' Anyway?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:43

President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an executive order. Turns out, there's a big difference between the two terms.

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Striker Falcao suffers new injury

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:32
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao dismisses questions over his fitness after suffering a new injury.

Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:20
Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets

VIDEO: Exclusive look at 'Other Mary' opera

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:12
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.

Wigan shirt sponsor pulls out

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:11
One of Wigan Athletic's shirt sponsors ends its agreement with the club following the appointment of new manager Malky Mackay.

Premiership trio in Samoa side

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:11
Premiership trio Johnny Leota, Ken Pisi and Jack Lam are included as part of six changes to the Samoa side to play England.

Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:10
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.

Watchdog ranks mental health trusts

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:05
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.

Consensus grows for smaller assembly

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:01
There is growing consensus amongst political parties that the assembly and its executive departments should be reduced, the Northern Ireland Office says.

More men banned in exploitation case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:55
Two more men are banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council uses "innovative" legal action to prevent child sexual exploitation.

Adams calls for life bans for dopers

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:45
World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams says drugs cheats should be banned for life for their first offence.

Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:42
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.

Breastfeeding voucher trial results

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:39
Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.

Feminist Hacker Barbie

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:25
Internet users edit 'sexist' book

'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:22
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

Man warned over kidnap bumper sticker

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:15
A man is warned by police after driving around Leeds with a pick-up bumper sticker depicting a bound and hooded woman.

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