National / International News

Pendleton set to switch saddles

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:37
Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton will debut as an amateur jockey at Newbury in July.

Former Panama vice-president held

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:26
A former vice-president of Panama, Felipe Virzi, is detained on corruption charges, the latest of a series of ex-officials to be investigated.

UK interest rates kept at record low

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:05
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.

Give That Teacher A Key To The City!

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:03

Algebra teacher Sarah Hagan, of Drumright, Okla., was one of our 50 Great Teachers. And now she has a key to the city.

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PODCAST: Another media merger

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:01

First up this morning, the 10-year treasury yield jumped dramatically, meaning some were reaching for the smelling salts for the bond market. We'll talk more about why. And there's news of a possible merger between Dish Network Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. We'll speak with Wall Street reporter Ryan Knutson, who broke the story.

Seven new tiny frog species found

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:00
Scientists discover seven new species of tiny frog living on seven different mountains in south-eastern Brazil.

Chinese Cruise Ship Death Toll Rises To 75

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:56

Rescue teams have now cut holes through parts of the overturned ship's hull, but they've found no more survivors from the ship that carried more than 450 people.

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Department 'told of Casement fears'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:52
An assembly committee is told the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) was warned of safety risks in the Casement Park project over a series of months and years.

'Lucky escape' as manhole explodes

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:51
CCTV footage is released of a manhole cover exploding near people using a cash machine on a shopping street.

Indian rebels 'kill 10 soldiers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:49
At least 10 soldiers killed and 12 injured in an attack on a troop convoy in northeast India, police say.

President Obama: the full interview

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:46

Host Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Barack Obama to talk about the future of international trade. Here is their full conversation.

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Ukraine warns of Russian invasion

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:46
President Petro Poroshenko tells Ukrainian MPs the military must prepare for a possible "full-scale invasion" from Russia, amid a surge of violence.

EU lawyer backs Germany on benefits

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:16
Jobless EU migrants can be refused social benefits in another EU country during their first three months there, a top EU legal adviser says.

100-tonne rubbish fire was arson

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:07
A fire involving about 100 tonnes of waste wood and rubbish in Newport was started deliberately, the fire service says.

Fifa's Jack Warner 'to reveal all'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:07
Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner says he will reveal all he knows about corruption at the world football body, as a US investigation continues.

VIDEO: 'Lucky escape' as manhole explodes

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:05
CCTV footage is released of a manhole cover exploding near people using a cashpoint on a shopping street.

Why women are finally in the FIFA videogame

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:00

For the first time in its more than 20-year history, the Electronic Arts' FIFA videogame series will include women's soccer teams when FIFA 16 comes out this fall. 

It's been a long time coming. Fernanda Schabarum started a petition in 2012 to bring female players to the series, after playing only as male teams since her first game of World Cup 98 more than a decade earlier. "It was kind of difficult not having anything to relate to," she says. 

Game designer and Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost says it may be a sign that we're finally coming out of a "Dark Ages" in which games became entrenched as a medium for men.

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Walmart turns up the heat ... literally.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-04 01:57

That's how many stores H&M plans to open this year, surpassing last year's number of 379. But perhaps most notable of those new outlets will be a planned opening in India. With a $41 billion market for clothing, and a demand for affordable apparel, India is a natural fit for the company. As Quartz reports, the hold-up on H&M entering India has had a lot to do with (you guessed it) location, location, location.

30,000 people

That's how big the population Williston, North Dakota has become, doubling during the last oil boom cycle. But it's experienced its share of busts as well, and with oil prices down, some local officials think the town should be prepared for the other shoe to drop. And with $300 million in debt from building new roads and a water-treatment plant to accommodate the influx of people and industry, they're worried about what happens next.

1 degree

That's how much Walmart has agreed to raise the average store temperature in the majority of its stores. It was one of a few concessions as workers protested ahead of the annual shareholder's meeting. As the New York Times reports, agreements were made on everything from uniforms to what music is played.

$31 billion

That's the market capitalization of T-Mobile US Inc., which sits just below the $33 billion figure for Dish Network Corp. In what could be the latest in the massive media mergers of late, the Wall Street Journal reports that the two are in talks about joining forces. 


That's how robots are gearing up to compete in a Pentagon-sponsored competition taking place on Friday and Saturday. Challenged with completing disaster-related tasks for $3.5 million in prizes, the robots represent teams from around the world. But as the BBC reports, a team representing Google has pulled out of the competition, with rumors circulating that they had reservations about participating in a military-sponsored competition.

Hubble studies Pluto's wobbly moons

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 01:51
Hubble reveals fascinating new details about Pluto's four smaller moons - Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra.

England 'ready' to host World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 01:39
England would be ready to host the World Cup in 2022 if it is stripped from Qatar, according to a British politician.