National / International News

NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 00:59

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.

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BBC to broadcast DEC Gaza appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 00:50
The BBC, along with other UK public service broadcasters, is to air an emergency appeal on Friday for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Fears grow for Derry tax jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 00:48
Fears are growing for more than 40 jobs at Londonderry's main tax office, as the area's MP accuses Revenue and Customs of engineering the losses.

VIDEO: NY's 'Little Liberia' Ebola fears

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 00:26
BBC News speaks to members of the largest Liberian community outside Monrovia in Staten Island, New York.

JustPark and the sharing economy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 00:08
Rory Cellan-Jones on JustPark and Mini’s app partnership

Bank sells loans linked to Merchant

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:58
Ulster Bank is selling loans attached to Belfast's high profile Merchant Hotel, according to a report.

California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:26

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:25

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:24

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:22

German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.

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VIDEO: Police record rise in anti-Semitism

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:16
Two of England's largest police forces have said there has been a significant increase in anti-Semitic crime since the latest conflict in Gaza broke out.

Found Cambodian family portraits

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:15
Inside family albums in Cambodia

Winners of 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photography Contest

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:15
Winners of the National Geographic photo competition

India bill to try minors as adults

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 23:10
India's cabinet approves a bill to allow children over 16 to be tried as adults for crimes such as rape and murder.

VIDEO: Ibiza police want drugs help

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:59
One year after Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid were arrested, Spanish police are asking for help to stop drugs reaching the holiday island of Ibiza.

Israel offers Gaza truce extension

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:42
Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

Student 'excited' to visit Malaysia

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:35
A friend of one of the British medical students who was stabbed to death in Borneo tells Newsbeat he "could not wait" to help out at a hospital in the country.

'Boris Fever' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:21
Mayor of London Boris Johnson's announcement that he would once again like to stand for election as an MP makes it on to many front pages.

Climber dies after fall at rock face

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:19
A man dies after falling while rock climbing on a cliff face in Gwynedd.

Broadband coverage 'catching up'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 22:14
Wales is catching up in the rollout of superfast broadband, but coverage and the number of people signing up still lags behind the rest of the UK, regulator Ofcom says.
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