National / International News

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC - 9 hours 20 min ago
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Family of four in death crash named

BBC - 9 hours 32 min ago
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.

Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage

BBC - 9 hours 36 min ago
A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation towards the £11,000 repairs.

Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

NPR News - 9 hours 37 min ago

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

BBC - 9 hours 38 min ago
How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

NPR News - 9 hours 44 min ago

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Marine protected areas to be set up

BBC - 9 hours 48 min ago
A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.

Central African Republic's road to anarchy

BBC - 9 hours 51 min ago
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

BBC - 9 hours 53 min ago
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

Caption Challenge: Flying piano

BBC - 10 hours 8 min ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Fewer young smokers and drinkers

BBC - 10 hours 15 min ago
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

BBC - 10 hours 17 min ago
24 hours of news photos: 24 July

Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR News - 10 hours 17 min ago

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

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Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal

BBC - 10 hours 18 min ago
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.

Aid workers shot dead in Herat

BBC - 10 hours 22 min ago
Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international aid organisation in the western city of Herat.

Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

BBC - 10 hours 24 min ago
Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

Protests target Israel football club

BBC - 10 hours 33 min ago
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.

Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

BBC - 10 hours 39 min ago
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.

PODCAST: Breaking the glass ceiling

Marketplace - American Public Media - 10 hours 41 min ago

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to change the way money market funds work. More on that decision. Plus, more on a new study shows that women and minority leaders tend to be punished for focusing on diversity, while white men are rewarded for the same behavior. Also, with the influx of young migrants detained at the Southwest border this year, we take a look at the countries from which most are fleeing: Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

Debating corporate tax inversions

Marketplace - American Public Media - 10 hours 41 min ago

Corporate tax inversions are the latest topic of debate on Capitol Hill. Allan Sloan, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine, appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday to talk about  international taxation and ways to reverse American companies reincorporating overseas.

Click the media player above to hear Allan Sloan in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to explain the maneuver, why it’s happening, and what government should do to regulate it. 


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