National / International News

Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:31

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:29
Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, angering South Korea and China.

Robot swarm shuffles into formation

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:27
Engineers create the world's largest robot swarm, with over 1,000 tiny robots that act independently but work together to build two-dimensional shapes.

Vigils across US for shot teenager

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:20
Thousands of people across the US gather to honour a black teenager whose fatal shooting by police sparked four nights of violence in a Missouri town.

VIDEO: How Germans adopt grandparents

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:20
Michael Buchanan reports on a German scheme to let families 'adopt a grandparent'.

Woman wrongly told she had cancer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:18
A woman who was wrongly told by a nurse she had Alzheimer's and cancer when her medical notes were mixed up receives an apology.

Russian army vehicles near border

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:16
Russian military vehicles are seen heading for the Ukrainian border, as a Russian aid convoy remains parked near the frontier.

Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:10
Patients say that the decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men who have prostate cancer is a "fiasco".

Unseen Warhol films to be digitised

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:09
New York's Museum of Modern Art is to digitise hundreds of unseen Andy Warhol films and screen them for the public.

Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:04
UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.

Pulis leaves Crystal Palace post

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:44
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace by mutual consent less than 48 hours before the start of the season.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:42

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:42

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Tourism sign plea for newest city

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:35
It is one of Britain's newest cities, it has a cathedral, and now one of its leading churchmen is looking for a sign - a brown tourism one.

'Fugitive' Suarez trains sights on El Clasico

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:31
Luis Suarez can now train with Barcelona, meaning a return to action against Real Madrid is much more likely, writes Andy West.

PM Modi says India shamed by rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:15
Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

VIDEO: How to combat rise in sheep rustling

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:01
Graham Satchell reports on how police and farmers are helping each other combat a 25% increase in livestock theft.

Grandchildren adoption contact hope

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:57
Children and grandchildren of adopted people could soon have the right to make contact with their parent's birth family.

VIDEO: Pose at a price: NYC costume crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:53
New York police and city officials have warned tourists that tipping is optional if they have photographs taken with one of costumed characters in Times Square.

Alcohol 'curbed' after Navy shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:31
The Ministry of Defence says a "drinking culture" in the Navy has been curbed after the death of a commander on a nuclear submarine.
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