National / International News

The church described as a 'symbol of evil'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:15
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt?

Scots vote sparks 10m Facebook hits

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:07
Social media giant Facebook has seen 10 million interactions concerning the Scottish independence referendum in a five-week period.

Rio police 'corruption' arrests

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:06
Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 22 of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.

How is the referendum affecting markets?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:06
How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?

Scots NHS 'faces £400m funding gap'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:05
Confidential papers passed to the BBC suggest a radical cost-saving plan will be implemented in the Scottish NHS after the referendum.

Africa's first education tablet

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:01
How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

Build your Martian dream home

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:00
Is this how the cities of Mars will be built?

Tech firms want 'digital ministers'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:00
An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department.

Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:55

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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'One punch' death CCTV released

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:50
CCTV images of men wanted in connection with the death of a man after a "single punch" on a night out in Manchester are released.

Allardyce eyes defensive improvement

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:48
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants his side to improve defensively after twice coming from behind to draw at Hull.

Alibaba raises price of share sale

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:48
Chinese online giant Alibaba increases the price range of its initial public offering, meaning it could raise more than $25bn when it lists in New York.

Move to cut Bangladesh marriage age

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:43
The Bangladeshi cabinet proposes measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while toughening the penalty for violating the limits.

Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:32
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

VIDEO: Phones 4U shops closing for business

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:15
Retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk.

Who makes your favorite beer? Probably one of these 5 companies.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-15 14:09

Update: CNBC reporter David Faber is reporting that his sources at AB InBev say that rumors the company is seeking finance in preparation to acquire SABMiller are false.

The rumors had swirled this week that Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewer of Budweiser beer was seeking financing for a possible deal to purchase rival beer-maker SABMiller, reports the Wall Street Journal. If it were to happen, the deal would combine the two largest beer producers in the world.

From the Wall Street Journal: 

The talks about financing come on the heels of an approach by SABMiller to buy Dutch brewer Heineken NV, which Heineken said Sunday it had rejected. The U.K. brewer hasn't been discouraged by Heineken's initial rejection and would consider another bid, according to another person familiar with the discussions.

Police job panel 'not compromised'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 13:53
Northern Ireland's Policing Board has rejected Sinn Féin claims that the process to recruit a new deputy chief constable was compromised.

Welsh politicians debate Scots vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 13:45
Extra powers for Wales, how it is funded and whether it would be weaker if Scotland left the union are the subject of a debate on the impact of the independence referendum.

China creates a texting lane

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-15 13:41

I don't known whether it's this week's sign the apocalpypse is upon us, or simply an acknowledgement of reality, but officials in Chongqing, China have created an entirely separate section of sidewalk just for pedestrians using cellphones.

That is, people walking along with their noses down in their phones.

It should help with those awkward near-collisions, but the signs do have a disclaimer: "Walk in this lane at your own risk."

Chongqing City has set up China's 1st "exclusive sidewalk for mobile phone users ” to avoid possible crashes on Fri pic.twitter.com/jFiCbbE1yk

— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) September 13, 2014

 

VIDEO: Preacher releases church collapse video

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 13:34
Preacher TB Joshua believes the church collapse in Nigeria is linked to a plane being seen overhead shortly before the building fell.
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