National / International News

What The U.S. Health Care System Can Learn From Ebola Outbreak

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 06:35

Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.

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VIDEO: Mystery of Russia's 'empty' trucks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 06:08
A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine is opened up to journalists at the border.

Boss 'put rugby tickets on expenses'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 06:05
A man accused of defrauding a charity claimed expenses for four Wales rugby tickets, cat litter and pet food, Swansea Crown Court hears.

NI arts organisations' budgets cut

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:57
The Arts Council tells many of the large organisations it funds to plan for possible cuts from budgets.

Man jailed over car crash murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:54
A man is jailed for life and ordered to serve 18 years for murdering a pedestrian who was hit by a stolen car in Kent.

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:50

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.

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From death row to graduation ceremony

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:47
A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.

VIDEO: Celebrities take on ice bucket challenge

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:30
The Ice Bucket Challenge involves people pouring cold water over themselves and posting videos on the internet.

Couple claimed split to stage fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:23
A married couple who falsely claimed over £50,000 in benefits after claiming to have split up are convicted after secretly going on a second honeymoon.

Kiev: Russian Armor Destroyed After Crossing Border

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:10

Ukraine's president said a "significant" part of a Russian armored column said to have crossed the border overnight was destroyed by Kiev's artillery.

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Chelsea are in title hunt - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:08
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side can push for the Premier League title following the club's summer signings.

Passengers with HIV sue China airline

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:07
Two passengers with HIV are suing budget Chinese carrier, Spring Airlines, for refusing to let them board a plane at Shenyang airport.

VIDEO: Airport adopts infrared Ebola 'test'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:07
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo has been speaking to people in Nigeria's most populous city Lagos as the authorities take measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Trophies relieved pressure - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:59
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal head into this season with the "weight off their shoulders" after ending their trophy drought.

Man to stand trial for girl's murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:41
A 26-year-old man is to stand trial accused of murdering two-year-old girl, Madison Horn in Kelty, Fife.

Five unusual messages from Narendra Modi

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:38
Five unusual messages from Narendra Modi

Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:21

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:03

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:01

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

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Students 'failed' by pricey digs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:54
University students in the UK are being "set up to fail" as paying for expensive accommodation leaves them with as little as £40 a week to live on, a leading charity warns.
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