National / International News

Phil Collins donates Alamo hoard

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:44
Singer Phil Collins donates his extensive collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum located where the 1836 battle took place.

Nigeria boycott training in money row

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:36
Nigeria's World Cup squad refused to train on Thursday because of a row over bonus payments for their performance in Brazil.

VIDEO: Pirouetting on the Pyramid stage

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:35
Glastonbury welcomes music fans, heavy metal band Metallica and even the English National Ballet, on the first official day of the festival

VIDEO: Rain won't stop play at Glastonbury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:32
The BBC's Lizo Mzimba meets music fans who are refusing to let rain stop play at the Glastonbury festival

Teach First moves to rural areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:11
Educational charity Teach First will expand into England's deprived coastal and rural areas, including Weymouth, Bournemouth, and Great Yarmouth.

Silicon Tally: A hurricane shelter grows in Brooklyn

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we headed to Brooklyn, where we met up with Jim Garrison of Garrison Architects. Garrison is currently showing off his design for a post-disaster urban housing prototype .

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Everybody's working for the Marketplace Weekend

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-27 01:00

Well, here we go.

Marketplace Weekend. A brand new Marketplace show. Yes, it’s got part of the DNA you know, but hopefully a little something new.

Our goals are context and conversation. Where do you fit in the big news stories of the week? Why do they matter for the future? And how can we invite you to talk to us?

Yep. Backtalk. We want it!

This show does not start when I begin talking into a microphone, and it doesn’t stop when you hear me say “this is APM.” There are two key segments a week where we want listeners to participate – online and on the air.

The first is with personal finance. We’ll ask a question on the show, invite you to share your experiences, and then talk about them on the air. This week, we’re looking at the “Gray Economy.” Essentially, what you may have done to get by that was a little…outside traditional lines.

Next week, we’re going to talk about the fine print. Has it tripped you up? Helped you out? Weigh in on our site, record yourself and send it in, or tweet us @marketplacewknd.

In the second segment, you get to vote a Marketplace reporter off the island! Okay, not exactly. It’s more like voting them ON the island.

Like a story you heard on Marketplace this week? Let us know. Then we’ll bring the reporter on to Marketplace Weekend to dig a little deeper. This week you’ve been sharing a lot of reactions to Washington reporter David Gura’s story on paid family leave. So we’ve got him back on to answer some questions, and share a few tidbits from his notebook that didn’t make it into his original piece.

If you hear a story you want to explore further, just let us know

Finally, radio is a team sport. You may hear my voice, or that of another Marketplace reporter on the air, but there’s so much more going on. A fantastic group of people has been working really hard to help get this show on the air.

Yeah, you hear their names in the credits, but here’s another special thanks to Raghu Manavalan, John Sepulvado, Candace Manriquez, Bill Lancz, Paul Brent, Deborah Clark, and our senior producer and my partner in crime, Dan Szematowicz.

Now let’s do it again next week.

VIDEO: UK killer's dad 'didn't see it coming'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:50
The father of British-born Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people before taking his own life in May, has given his first interview since the tragedy.

Carney: 2.5% 'new normal' for rates

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:37
Bank of England governor Mark Carney suggests interest rates could reach a "new normal" of around 2.5% in early 2017.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:12
A Tokyo museum reveals a news reading robot, plus other technology news.

LaBeouf charged over theatre conduct

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:03
Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has been arrested at a performance of the musical Cabaret, and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

Cox engaged to Snow Patrol guitarist

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 00:00
Hollywood actress Courteney Cox and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid announce their engagement on Twitter with matching pictures.

Half holidaymakers drink 'every day'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:40
Half of Welsh holidaymakers admit they drink alcohol "every day" whilst they are abroad, a survey shows.

Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:36

As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.

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A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:23

On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro takes a tour of the city and learns the improbable story behind that shot heard round the world.

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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:22

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

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As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price Of Pork Continues To Rise

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:21

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.

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Call for council tax alternatives

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:13
An independent commission should be set up to look at alternatives to council tax in Scotland, a parliament committee says.

RUC 'could have prevented murder'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 23:03
The Police Ombudsman says the murder of a police officer 37 years ago could have been prevented by senior commanders within the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

Putin aide calls Ukraine head 'Nazi'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 22:57
A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at Ukraine's president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.

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