National / International News

Unmasking China: Winning in the East

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:57
How to succeed in the East

Paris attacks 'hero' given passport

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:56
A Mali-born man lauded as a hero for helping people during the recent attacks in Paris is granted citizenship at a ceremony.

End to topless Page Three 'overdue'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:53
The Sun's apparent decision to stop featuring pictures of topless women on Page Three is welcomed by campaigners and MPs as "long overdue".

#FreeSpeechStories: The explosion of #JeSuis____ campaigns

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:52
Activists use "Je Suis" slogans to highlight their causes

Facebook tackling hoax news stories

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:49
Hoaxes and fake stories in your News Feed should be a thing of the past, if Facebook's updated algorithm works.

Chilcot report 'not before election'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:42
The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war will not report until after the UK election, the BBC's Nick Robinson says.

Netflix shares up on strong earnings

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:40
Shares in internet TV streaming service Netflix jump over 12% in after-hours trading after the company reports better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings.

Instant Replay Inventor Changed The Way We Watch Sports

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:38

In 1963, Tony Verna changed the way we watch sports forever when he created "instant replay." He died this week at the age of 81. Robert Siegel talks to freelance writer Anna Clark about his legacy.

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Al Qaida, Houthi Rebels Push Yemen Toward Sectarian Conflict

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:37

Audie Cornish talks to journalist Iona Craig about the Houthi rebels' attack and takeover of the Yemeni presidential palace in Sanaa. Craig has been based in Yemen for the past four years.

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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:36
Raheem Sterling cancels out Eden Hazard's penalty to leave Liverpool's League Cup semi-final with Chelsea finely poised.

'England can do something special'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:33
Andrew Flintoff on England's World Cup hopes, how English cricket can learn from the Big Bash - and feeling like Superman.

VIDEO: 'Supermarket hero' receives citizenship

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:27
The Muslim shop assistant, who hid Jewish shoppers in a freezer during the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, has been granted French nationality.

U.K. Tabloid 'The Sun' Ends Topless Tradition

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

Britain's most popular newspaper will reportedly stop featuring photos of topless women on its pages. The Sun began its "Page 3" pictures 44 years ago, but there has long been criticism of the feature, which critics say objectifies women.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Judicial Campaign Fundraising Case

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The Supreme Court today heard arguments testing whether states may prohibit candidates for judgeships from soliciting campaign donations personally.

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'State Of The Union Machine' Patches Together Speeches Of Presidents Past

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The "State of the Union Machine" randomly generates text based on different presidents' actual speeches. Their words and phrases can be patched together to create a multi-administration text.

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Obama Tries To Spread State Of The Union Messages Outside Speech

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

This year, the many of the policy initiatives in President Obama's State of the Union address have been anything but closely guarded secrets. The president has previewed several proposals in the days leading up to the speech. And media consumers now have more options than ever for taking in the speech.

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New York Under Pressure For Locking Up Teens In Adult Prisons

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

A commission report this week found that incarcerated young people — most of them black and Hispanic — face a high risk of assault and victimization behind bars and an increased risk of suicide.

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ISIS Demands $200 Million Ransom For Japanese Hostages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

The Japanese government is facing a ransom demand of $200 million for the lives of two Japanese men held by the self-described Islamic State. The demand was made in a video posted online, in which a hooded fighter gave Japan 72 hours to come up with the money.

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Obama Could Get More Cheers From Republicans On Trade

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, there's likely to be a deep partisan divide on many of the proposals. Trade is one area where Republicans will be applauding while many Democrats are sitting on their hands.

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State Of The Union Preview

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 12:26

A preview of what to listen for in President Obama's State of the Union address.

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