National / International News

After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:30

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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Star Wars name passport rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:19
A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:03
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Ten jailed for India school fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:00
Ten people, including the owner of a school , are convicted for a school fire in 2004 in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The contents of the internet, via satellite

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:00

Outernet is a new project aims to deliver online content, but not the internet itself—only its information. The method? Large satellites and simple radio waves.

If it works, it might be a useful way to deliver information to people who don't have regular access.

“Instead of providing direct internet access to everyone, we’re providing the content that exists on the internet,” says Syed Karim, founder of the project. 

The satellites will broadcast the data to anyone with a receiver who can then turn them into files viewable in a browser.

Currently, the site will only be updating pages such as Wikipedia on a weekly or biweekly basis. As bandwidth increases, a page can be “rebroadcast” — re-transmitted — and it can be locally updated for those who are “listening” to it.

The project expects to launch in a few weeks.

Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.

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U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

The U.S. and EU announced more sanctions against Russia because of its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions are more wide-ranging than previous efforts to target the ruling elite.

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Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Health workers are trying to convince parents to let their children take a vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Researchers from Harvard polled the parents; the results surprised them.

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine. But the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.

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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.

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U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.

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As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

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New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

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Dog walker and runner help stop rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:57
A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:51
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

AIB returns to profit after bail out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:49
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:48
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

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