National / International News

Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:55

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but but some still worry about cyberthreats.

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How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:36

For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.

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British man killed in Kabul named

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:33
A British national killed in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Sunday is named as Michael Hampshire from Huddersfield.

German train drivers to strike again

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:28
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn have declared a fresh strike, marking the ninth walkout in just 11 months.

Cooper urges Labour business rethink

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:15
Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper says her party alienated business with rhetoric that appeared to "knock down" wealth creators.

Fourth Indy 500 crash inside a week

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:00
Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe is "awake and alert" after a fourth crash in under a week at the Indianapolis 500.

Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over 'Innocence Of Muslims' Video

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:00

A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.

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Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 10:03

Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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Obama bans 'military' police gear

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:54
President Barack Obama bans the US government from giving certain military-style equipment to local police forces.

'Valdes perfect De Gea replacement'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:52
Manchester United number two Victor Valdes would be the "perfect" replacement for David De Gea, says Raimond van der Gouw.

Deepcut family 'close to justice'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:44
The father of a soldier found dead at Deepcut Barracks says his family are "close to gaining justice" ahead of a pre-inquest review into her death.

Apple shares 'undervalued' says Icahn

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:43
Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn has sent another open letter to Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really.'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:39

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."

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Cross-party push for voting reform

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:12
UKIP joins a cross-party push for electoral reform, as a delegation of MPs and other political representatives present a petition to Downing Street.

Britain's Sansum wins world silver

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:05
Great Britain's Damon Sansum beats Aaron Cook on the way to a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Championships.

Did Chua fake nurse qualifications?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 09:00
Was killer Victorino Chua qualified to be a nurse in the UK?

Ref's five red cards in five minutes

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:55
Red card, red card, red card, red card, red card. Five-minute flurry leaves a referee needing police protection.

Fears of Shia muscle in Iraq's Sunni heartland

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:42
The BBC's Jim Muir assesses the sectarian repercussions of the deployment of Shia militias to Iraq's Sunni heartland of Anbar.

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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EU backs migrant crisis naval force

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 08:22
EU ministers approve plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.