National / International News

Pipeline Explosion In Ukraine Could Be 'Act Of Terrorism'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 11:12

A section of the main conduit for Russian natural gas going to Europe exploded and caught fire on Tuesday, a day after Moscow and Kiev failed to reach a deal on gas payments.

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Tanker, van and car in A44 crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 11:05
A fuel tanker, van and a car have been involved in a serious crash on the A44 near Aberystwyth which has closed the road in both directions.

Belgium 2-1 Algeria

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:52
Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens score as Belgium come from behind to beat Algeria in World Cup Group H.

MPs back knife crime jail term plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:49
MPs back the imposition of mandatory jail terms on any adult convicted in England or Wales of a second offence involving a knife.

Post GM recall: How heavy is your key chain?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:42

General Motors has announced yet another recall, this time for 3.4 million vehicles with a defect in the cars' ignition switches. According to the company, the keys can come out of postion if they carry too much weight.

The seemingly small defect could have deadly consequences for affected drivers. A statement from GM said the ignition switches could switch out of the "run" position if the key has excess weight and the car "experiences some jarring event," like hitting a pothole. In that circumstance, the vehicle's engine would shut off, potentially disabling power steering and causing drivers to lose control. To top it all off, the defect could also disable the vehicle's airbags.

GM says it will fix the issue, which covers seven models from years ranging between 2000 and 2014, by issuing new keys that are resistent to the problem.

Car Talk has addressed this problem. So has the urban legend-debunking site snopes.com.

But really, how many car keys are too many? Do you have some unsusually large or heavy keyrings of your own? Maybe you make up for your lack of a key collection with some creative fobs?

Show us or tell us about your keychain by tweeting a pic to @Marketplace or commenting below.

Here are some of the responses we recieved on Twitter:

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VIDEO: Roadblock after Kenya attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:38
Anne Soy reports from the Kenyan town of Mpeketoni, where more than 60 people have been killed in two days.

Poland launches wiretapping probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:38
Poland launches a probe into the wiretapping of high-level officials, including the head of the central bank and interior minister, prosecutors say.

Two arrests over NHS patient death

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:19
Two people are arrested after the death of an 88 year old patient who was found with "serious and unexplained" injuries at a south Wales hospital.

Deadly clashes at cleric's Lahore HQ

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 10:17
At least eight people are killed in clashes between Pakistani police and supporters of a prominent Islamic scholar in the city of Lahore.

The Maker Movement makes it to the White House

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:53

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Wednesday, June 18:

In Washington, a Senate Committee discusses "Aggressive E-Cigarette Marketing and Potential Consequences for Youth."

The Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day meeting on interest rates.

FedEx releases quarterly earnings.

A House subcommittee on Aviation holds a hearing on "Airport Financing and Development."

And it's a celebration of tinkerers and their cutting edge tools. Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages are at the White House for its first-ever Maker Faire.

VIDEO: Highlights: Belgium 2-1 Algeria

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:53
Dries Mertens strikes late as Belgium come from a goal down to beat Algeria 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group H clash in Belo Horizonte.

VIDEO: Is Britain's Brazilian-themed food very Brazilian?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:49
Supermarkets have been stocking up on Brazilian-themed produce. We asked a real Brazilian to check whether they are the real thing.

VIDEO: 'Diseased meat may go undetected'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:47
Hygiene inspectors have told the BBC that more diseased meat could end up in sausages and pies because of changes to EU rules governing safety checks in slaughterhouses.

Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:41
Iran's Qasem Soleimani wields power behind the scenes

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:37

From ruby red tuna to turquoise lingcod, the fish we eat can span the color spectrum. Flesh color can also tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.

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Cameron: UK-China relations strong

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:34
David Cameron says the UK's relationship with China is "gaining in strength, depth and understanding" after talks with Premier Li Keqiang.

Passport boss sorry for 'distress'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:33
Passport Office chief executive Paul Pugh apologises for any "distress" caused by a backlog but refuses to quit, during a grilling by the home affairs committee.

China signs £14bn of deals with UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:30
China says it wants to back major UK infrastructure projects and signs £14bn in trade deals on the first full day of a visit by its leader.

YouTube to block indie music labels

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:18
YouTube is removing music videos by artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, because the independent labels to which they belong have refused to agree terms with the site.

High hopes for Dagenham musical

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 09:16
The creators of the new Made in Dagenham musical, which stars Gemma Arterton, say they are confident it won't join the list of recent West End casualties.
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