National / International News

Russia Votes To Annex Crimea, As The West Looks On

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 12:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty to annex Crimea and delivered a rousing speech to mark the occasion. The U.S. denounced the action as illegal but has few tools to change his mind.

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Politics And Power Complicate The Airliner Search

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 12:00

Malaysia's government, which is leading the search for the missing airliner, has come under fire from critics who are accusing it of mismanagement and partisan politicking.

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Q&A: A Crash Course On Common Core

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 12:00

The new benchmarks in reading and math have been adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. But there's still plenty of confusion about what exactly the standards are, and what they mean for students.

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Young People Are Falling Into A Health Insurance Subsidy Gap

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 12:00

Young people on the upper range of income eligible for subsidies are finding that they don't always qualify. That could influence the number of young adults who enroll.

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Driver guilty of road rage death

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:58
A van driver who forced a motorist to crash in a road rage incident is convicted for a second time of causing death by dangerous driving.

M4 junction to shut in traffic trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:53
A junction of the M4 motorway in south Wales will be closed from the summer as part of a trial to ease congestion.

Earth rocked by double space impact

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:52
Researchers outline compelling evidence for an occasion when the ancient Earth was battered by two asteroids at the same time.

'Gut brew' gives chocolate its edge

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:50
Bacteria in our stomach ferment chocolate into useful anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart, scientists say.

A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:41

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there's good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.

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Iron Age woman's footless body found

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:35
A skeleton of an Iron Age woman with her "feet chopped off" is discovered in a field in Wiltshire.

Colombia VP puts dog ahead of career

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:29
Colombian Vice-President Angelino Garzon turns down the post of ambassador to Brazil because his German Shepherd dog would not adapt to the hot weather.

Pistorius crime scene 'disturbed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:25
Defence team alleges that a South African police photographer mishandled evidence at Oscar Pistorius' house during the murder investigation.

Stones tour off after Scott death

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:22
The Rolling Stones postpone their tour of Australia and New Zealand after the death of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott, the band says.

VIDEO: Lenny Henry in TV diversity call

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:16
Lenny Henry says funds should be set aside to boost the presence of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the broadcasting industry.

Jones criticises Clwyd's NHS attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:14
First Minister Carwyn Jones criticises Labour MP Ann Clwyd for her attacks on the state of the Welsh NHS.

American businesses wary of sanctions in Russia

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:12

Large American companies like GE, Boeing and Pepsico do billions of dollars worth of business in Russia, and, in some cases, have spent the past 20 years building infrastructure and relationships with Moscow. They fear that if the U.S. imposes sanctions that are too tough, competitors in Europe and Asia could take advantage and step in. Meanwhile, U.S. businesses with operations in Crimea are facing a quandary of their own: whether to accomodate to Russia's absorption of Crimea or to sell, likely at a loss, and get out. 

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole Countries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:11

Based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports the U.S. has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls.

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VIDEO: Mapping racism in Tokyo

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:07
How Google Maps is being used to fight racism in Japan

Woman 'left to die' in shop basement

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:48
A grandmother was "shown no mercy" and was left to die alone after being thrown through a hatch into a basement, a court hears.

VIDEO: Veronese exhibition opens in London

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:48
A rare collection of Veronese paintings goes on display at The National Gallery in London.

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