National / International News

Housing market 'coming off the boil'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:55
Home sales hit their highest level of the year in May but a banking group says the "heat is coming out of the housing market".

University trials three-year degrees

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:44
Students in Scotland could complete a full honours degree in three years for the first time in a pilot run at Abertay University.

Microsoft unveils Android phone

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:38
Microsoft unveils its first handset following its takeover of Nokia's handset business. The device runs on Android rather than Windows Phone.

AUDIO: 'Moral case' for introducing living wage

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:35
Archbishop of York John Sentamu says the UK government should make it a goal to cut the number of low paid workers by one million by 2020.

Thai minister forms anti-coup group

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:27
A former Thai minister forms a group to campaign for a return to democracy, in the wake of last month's military coup.

Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:07

The economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh consequences if action isn't taken.

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VIDEO: Mental health services 'a car crash'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:06
Mental health services in England are 'a car crash' according to the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:04
BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.

VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:56
As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.

'Five killed' in Kenya coast attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:49
At least five people are killed in an attack on the Kenyan coast, close to the scene of raids last week in which more than 60 people died.

Juncker as good and bad for the UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:35
Why battle over EU Commission head is momentous for UK

Monet's Water Lilies sells for £32m

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:30
A 1906 Claude Monet painting of water lilies, Nympheas, sells for almost £32m pounds in London, the second-highest price ever paid for the artist at auction.

Man arrested over Cambuslang attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:26
A man is arrested after a taxi driver and elderly woman were attacked with a knife in South Lanarkshire.

S Korea ferry trial hears evidence

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:15
A South Korean court begins hearing evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:39

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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Superheroes with a difference

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:33
When Batgirl got shot and other comic book stories

A Bear On The Loose In Washington

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:32

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:31

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:28

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:27

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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