National / International News

AUDIO: Bovis Homes sees 'sharp rise' in profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 01:54
David Ritchie, chief executive of Bovis Homes, discusses the company's half yearly results.

Ed Sheeran equals male album record

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 01:34
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's album X clocks up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.

England World Cup win 'surreal'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 01:16
Head coach Gary Street says it is a "bit like a dream" as England win their first World Cup in 20 years.

An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 01:14

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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VIDEO: National Guard called to Ferguson

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:53
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Woman denied abortion 'was raped'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:51
The "suicidal" woman who gave birth by caesarean section after being refused an abortion in the Republic of Ireland was reportedly a victim of rape.

Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:40

With a shaky cease-fire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the monthlong war with Hamas will cost.

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Turtles continue US box office reign

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:38
The live action revival of the 1980s cartoon reptiles tops the North American box office for a second consecutive week.

'Deal' on Russian aid for Ukraine

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:17
Russia's foreign minister says there is now full agreement to let Russian humanitarian aid into eastern Ukraine - but no deal on a ceasefire.

VIDEO: 'UK won't be involved in an Iraq war'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:12
David Cameron says the UK will not be involved in another war in Iraq after it was confirmed that the UK is stepping up its role in the country beyond a humanitarian mission.

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:53

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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VIDEO: The 'house of hacking horrors'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:52
A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control.

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:51

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.

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Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:50

The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.

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Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:49

Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and work places this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.

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In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:49

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:47

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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Survivors found in Indonesia sinking

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:42
Twenty-three people have been rescued but two remain missing after a boat carrying foreign tourists sank in eastern Indonesia.

China says Mercedes fixed prices

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 23:27
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.

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