National / International News

Leaders Of Russia, Ukraine Meet To Discuss Conflict

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-26 04:10

The hope is that the talks between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko lead to a cease-fire between Ukraine and separatists in the eastern part of the country.

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Anti-terror strategy has 'failed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 04:03
A senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain says one of the government's key counter-terrorism strategies - known as Prevent - has failed.

Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-26 04:03

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Ebola: 'heavy toll' on health staff

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:55
An "unprecedented" number of doctors and nurses have been infected with Ebola virus in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

US schools to have non-white majority

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:51
White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.

Violent clashes at carnival finale

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:36
Three men are stabbed and two police officers are injured in a series of violent clashes at the Notting Hill carnival in west London.

Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:26
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.

AUDIO: Geoffrey Pyke's amazing life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:12
Biographer Henry Hemming recounts the extraordinary life of the British inventor and journalist Geoffrey Pyke.

AUDIO: Anti-terror plan 'disenfranchises'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:12
A leading Muslim figure has criticised the government's counter-terrorism strategy, claiming it turns young people to extremism.

PODCAST: Sharing is caring, but not insured

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-08-26 03:00

First up, we've been reporting on merger talks between Burger King of the US and Tim Horton's of Canada. If it happens, Burger King would move its tax headquarters to Canada to save on American taxes. Today, there's news famed investor Warren Buffett is supplying about a quarter of the financing for the Burger King deal. This implies that Buffett is helping to fund a deal some republicans and democrats would regard as a legal but highly controversial tax dodge. And some top politicians also have a stake in these so-called tax inversion maneuvers. Now, back in May the biggest of inversion deals came up short. U.S. pharma giant Pfizer tried and failed to buy the British drugs company AstraZeneca. Under UK rules, Pfizer couldn't try again for three months. That means Pfizer's free to try again starting today. More on the overseas profits Pfizer wanted to keep away from the U.S. treasury. Plus, when it comes to the so-called "sharing economy," there's controversy about whether the likes of AirBnB or Uber violate local regulations for these sorts of things. But how have these new business models changed the world of insurance

US sanctions Syria air surveillance

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:53
US President Barack Obama authorises surveillance flights over Syria to gain intelligence on Islamic militants who control swathes of Syria and Iraq.

Deadly bombing hits Baghdad district

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:52
A car bomb in a mainly Shia district of Baghdad kills at least eight people, the latest in a string of attacks heightening sectarian tensions.

Pair rescued after hours on mountain

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:46
A father and son, who went missing for 13 hours during a camping trip in the Mourne Mountains, are brought to safety.

Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:46

The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State militants and could be a precursor to military strikes inside of Syria.

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Prison data loss leads to large fine

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:44
The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for "serious failings" in handling confidential data concerning almost 3,000 prisoners.

VIDEO: Henderson: 'Cowell doesn't control me'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:28
Former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson talks to BBC Breakfast about her rise to fame and her relationship with her record label boss, Simon Cowell.

Sex lessons 'should start at seven'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:21
All children in England's state schools should get lessons about sex and relationships from the age of seven, the Liberal Democrats say.

Big earthquake near Iceland volcano

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:19
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been hit by the largest quake since tremors began last week but experts say there are no signs of an eruption.

VIDEO: How pedal power charges your phone

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:17
From backpacks which indicate which way you are turning to a USB charger that gets its power from pedalling

AUDIO: Pet Shop Boys cameo on The Archers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-26 02:10
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys have made a cameo appearance on Radio 4's The Archers.
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