National / International News

How American Food Companies Go GMO-Free In A GMO World

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:41

Many American food companies, responding to consumer demands, are looking for grain that's not genetically modified. It turns out that non-GMO corn and soybeans aren't hard to find. Years ago, grain traders set up a supply chain to deliver non-GMO grain from U.S. farmers to customers in Japan.

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India awards Tendulkar top honour

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:38
India's president presents the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Man finishes cross-Canada challenge

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:28
An adventurer who has spent a year running across Canada completes his 5,000-mile (8,000m) journey in Vancouver.

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2014 shortlist

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:27
Shortlist for this year's World Photography Awards

China cancels Thailand rice deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:22
China cancels a contract to buy more than a million tonnes of rice, Thailand says, amid an investigation into PM Yingluck's rice purchase scheme.

Istanbul's Mega-Projects: Bigger Is Better Or A 'Crazy Canal'?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:03

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing hard for the grandiose projects that include a new bridge across the Bosphorus, a massive airport and an ambitious canal. Some Turks are cheering him on, but others worry about how they might change the city.

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Councils 'pay too little for care'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:01
Most councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for personal home care, a BBC investigation suggests.

Governor's son in Sao Paulo shootout

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 00:01
Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo say the state governor's son and granddaughter were caught up in a gunfight between their guards and gunmen.

Carers 'pushed to brink' by cuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 23:37
Spiralling costs and cuts to support are leaving carers in Scotland struggling with alarming levels of hardship, according to a charity.

VIDEO: Cancer cases to soar, warns WHO

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 23:20
The world is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, World Health Organization (WHO) scientists say.

The legacy of TV's Millionaire quiz

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 23:09
What 15 years of Millionaire has given us

VIDEO: Slovenia hit by severe blizzards

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 23:07
A quarter of Slovenians have been left without electricity, as parts of Europe battle some of the worst winter blizzards for decades.

Joan Mondale, Ex-Vice President's Wife, Art Advocate, Dies At 83

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:51

Joan Mondale was so passionate that she earned the nickname "Joan of Art" and, in the process of pushing her cause, transformed the role of the second lady. Even when her husband was campaigning as Jimmy Carter's vice president, she tried to keep up with regular ceramics classes.

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Gay snowboarder will limit Sochi protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:38
Gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff says she will not "wave a rainbow flag" at Sochi 2014 to avoid jeopardising her Olympic dream.

World facing cancer 'tidal wave'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:33
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar must be considered, says the World Health Organization.

No apology to Allister over letter

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:31
The Sinn Féin education minister is refusing to say sorry to the TUV leader for taking 57 days to answer a letter.

Pensioners 'plot' and castaway doubts - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:13
Mixed news for pensioners on the front pages, while papers scrutinise "castaway" Jose Salvador Albarengo's story and the deselection of Tory MP Tim Yeo.

Man held over six shot dead in China

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:10
Police in China arrest a man accused of shooting six people dead last week because he suspected two men of having affairs with his wife.

Bill of rights for cancer patients

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 22:09
A world-renowned cancer specialist from Queen's University in Belfast leads the fight to improve cancer survival rates in Europe.

VIDEO: Five questions from 10 years of Facebook

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-03 21:56
The social media website Facebook is 10 years old. Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn answers five key questions about the company's first past, present and future.

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