National / International News

World Cup match-fixing claims made

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:59
Cameroon football authorities are to investigate claims that seven players helped to fix games at the World Cup.

IGCSEs to be axed from league tables

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:58
International GCSEs in English and maths will be axed from school league tables from 2017, with other subjects to follow in 2018.

France's Former President Sarkozy Taken Into Custody

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:55

Suspicions about Nicolas Sarkozy's fundraising activities also touch on late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.

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Ukraine launches new offensive

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:54
Ukraine says a full-scale military operation is under way in the east of the country, hours after a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels ended.

VIDEO: The food of Wimbledon champions?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:48
What do you feed the world's best tennis players? BBC News meets the the man in charge of catering at Wimbledon.

Ex-May aide gets think-tank role

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:47
The adviser who quit in the wake of a row between Theresa May and Michael Gove gets a job with a leading think-tank.

Court upholds French full veil ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:45
The European Court of Human Rights upholds France's ban on wearing the Muslim full-face veil or niqab.

820,000 Scots 'living in poverty'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:31
A total of 820,000 people in Scotland were living in poverty last year, according to new figures published by the Scottish government.

VIDEO: PMQs zoo behaviour 'turns off' viewers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:30
Mumsnet's Justine Roberts and former deputy speaker Nigel Evans on calls to reform the weekly PMQs sessions.

Israel Kills Man In Raid As Troops Seek Teens' Abductors

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:30

The operation was part of the search for two Palestinians suspected in the deaths of three Israeli teens whose bodies were found Monday.

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Labour - working with or against business?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:29
Labour - working with or against business?

Kenya's buses to go cashless

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:11
Kenya tells its "matatu" buses to switch to cashless fares in order to tackle corruption, but relaxes its strict deadline for the changeover.

The undercover 'shopgirl'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:10
The era when shop workers were forced to live above the shops

Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:07

An official pronouncement raises more questions than it answers.

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PODCAST: Shrinking office space

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:00

As the second half of 2014 gets underway, a look at the S&P 500 index. Plus, with the number of jobs recovering since the Great Recession, a look at why office space doesn't tend to increase at the same rate. Also, is the "sharing economy" all it's cracked up to be? With big money flowing through businesses like Airbnb and Lyft, not everyone is on as equal a playing field as promised.

When the 'sharing economy' doesn't really play fair

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:00

A "sharing economy" can be as simple as a neighborhood with a shared lawnmower, but companies with big cash flow – think ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber, as well as room rental places like Airbnb – are increasingly considered part of this model.

Oakland, California-based reporter Susie Cagle writes of her experience attending "Share," a conference on the sharing economy sponsored by Airbnb, Lyft, and eBay. She left the conference thinking the word "sharing" is getting stretched completely out of shape.

In her article, "The Case Against Sharing: On access, scarcity, and trust," Cagle recognizes the opportunity in these peer-to-peer economies, but thinks larger businesses like Airbnb and Lyft should be treated as just that: a business.

Click the media player above to hear reporter Susie Cagle in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

Prisoner caught with pet rabbit

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:56
A prisoner is disciplined after he is found to be keeping a pet rabbit in jail.

IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:55

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.

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Iraq Kurdistan referendum planned

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:51
The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, tells the BBC he intends to hold a referendum on independence within months.

Gross failures over meningitis death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:50
A hospital made "gross failures" over the death of schoolboy given paracetamol instead of antibiotics for meningitis, a coroner rules.
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