National / International News

US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:26
The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.

Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:11
China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.

VIDEO: Wikipedia: The book...

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:03
Christoph Kepper of Pedia Press talks about his company's ambition to print Wikipedia as a physical book.

Bank Of America 'Close' To Settlement With Justice Department

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:32

The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.

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The mystery of a missing Crimean Tatar

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:27
The mystery of a missing man puts Crimean Tatars on edge

Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:21

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.

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Iron Age hill fort bought for £450k

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:16
The Iron Age Hambledon Hill fort site in Dorset is taken over by the National Trust.

City to host National Summer Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:15
The city of Sheffield is to host the National Summer Games for athletes with learning disabilities in 2017.

Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:06

By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.

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Overhaul at nuclear power station

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:06
Work begins on a major overhaul of the nuclear power station at Hunterston, Ayrshire, which will generate electricity until 2023.

Smartphone take-up 'rises sharply'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:05
Scots are taking up smartphones at a faster rate than any other UK nation, according to a report by regulator Ofcom.

VIDEO: Technology headquarters of the future

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:00
Technology giants are using their burgeoning wallets to build new headquarters - what kind of buildings do they want?

Behemoth builder: The Tech HQ man

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:00
Why Amazon want you in its glass domes

VIDEO: Nigeria: Ebola 'a national emergency'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:46
Nigeria's health minister says Ebola is now a national emergency, as fears rise that the virus is spreading in Africa's most populous country. Tomi Oladipo reports.

McIlroy favourite as Woods fit for PGA

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:45
Rory McIlroy will start as favourite while Tiger Woods has declared himself fit for the US PGA Championship at Valhalla on Thursday.

Militant attack on Cameroon village

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:44
Militants with suspected ties to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram raid a village in northern Cameroon, police say, killing 10 people.

'Ebola victim' dies in Saudi Arabia

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:20
A man being treated for Ebola-like symptoms dies in Saudi Arabia, in what could be the latest outbreak's first fatality outside Africa.

Heavy floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:14
At least one person is reported killed as floods hit Serbia and Bosnia, three months after heavy flooding killed almost 80 people in the region.

Woods fit to start US PGA at Valhalla

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 14:02
Tiger Woods recovers from a back injury and declares himself fit to start the US PGA at Valhalla on Thursday.

VIDEO: Scientist's tattoo of Rosetta probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 13:53
One of the scientists who worked on the Rosetta project has a tattoo of the probe landing on the comet on his leg.
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