National / International News

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:49

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.

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Driver, 81, banned over market crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47
A pensioner who drove his car into a street market injuring 10 people just before Christmas is banned from driving.

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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VIDEO: Gulnara treated 'worse than dog'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:43
The BBC obtains recordings by Gulnara Karimova - the daughter of Uzbekistan's president - in which she claims she needs urgent medical help.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:40
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.

S Africa MPs halt president's speech

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:33
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."

VIDEO: Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:23
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.

Curiosity drill test cut short

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:20
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.

Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:05

The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.

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Tapestry shocks Taghrooda at York

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:04
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Tapestry claims a shock victory in the Yorkshire Oaks ahead of previously unbeaten Taghrooda.

Comedian read paper while driving

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:03
Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.

NI cuts would risk 'patient safety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:01
Northern Ireland's health minister says he will not implement "damaging" financial cuts that would "destroy our health service" and "compromise "patient safety".

VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:57
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.

Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:50

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a May putsch against the country's democratically elected government, was approved unanimously by a hand-picked legislature.

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Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:47
Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.

PODCAST: Bank of America settles for $16.65 billion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:47

News broke Thursday morning that Bank of America will pay $16.65 billion for misleading consumers by dressing up faulty mortgages ahead of the economic crisis. David chats with New York University Professor Lawrence White about what that means for B of A. Then, Mesirow Financial's Susan Schmidt joins us ahead of the big convention in Wyoming to help predict when the Federal Reserve could start raising interest rates.

After that, we turn our attention to Africa, where an Ebola outbreak is causing devastating loss of life. Kate Davidson looks at the economic impact on Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Finally, Globalist Editor-in-Chief Stephan Richter stops by the Marketplace studios to deliver another quiz, this time on poverty.

VIDEO: Mass rally as Hamas leaders buried

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:45
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza for the funerals of three senior senior Hamas military commanders who were killed in an Israeli rocket strike.

Indonesia court upholds Widodo win

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:41
Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.

Baby killer sentence goes to appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:38
A man jailed for killing baby Alfie Sullock will have his nine-year sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns it is too lenient.

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:29
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
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