National / International News

Solar tree to replace real city tree

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:03
A 4m (13ft) tall "solar tree" is set to be installed in the centre of Bristol.

Councillor 'potential risk' to pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:03
A council writes to all schools in the ward area of one of its councillors, warning them he poses a "potential risk".

Female bosses 'more depressed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.

How Well Do Your Apps Protect Your Privacy?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59

The website PrivacyGrade rates Android apps based on the personal information they collect from you. It's another reminder that your data are constantly on the move, whether you know it or not.

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Toure could feature in Nations Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59
Yaya Toure is among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Market for women's game 'proven'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:55
England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.

Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:46

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Mike Nichols: Obituary of a Hollywood great

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:44
A look back at the life of Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols

Abuse killers sue over hurt feelings

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:42
Two paedophiles serving life sentences for murdering a woman launch a human rights bid to see each other in prison.

Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:36

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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Marshall loses women's world title

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:27
British defending champion Savannah Marshall loses at the Women's World Championships in Jeju, Korea.

A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:25

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.

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Blind could miss rest of the season

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:15
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be out for up to six months with a knee injury suffered while playing for the Netherlands.

Myanmar army 'mistakenly hit' rebels

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:13
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.

Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:00

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

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Second arrest warrant for Whyte

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:54
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte after he failed to appear for a court hearing.

Ivory Coast could face sanctions

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:52
Ivory Coast could face sanctions over a pitch invasion that followed their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:48

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.

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Two cleared in landmark FGM case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:43
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.

An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:42

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.

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