National / International News

Police complaints reach record high

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:55
A record number of complaints has been made against police in England and Wales, says the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

West Ham & Sakho face Fifa inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:49
Striker Diafra Sakho and West Ham face a Fifa inquiry over his withdrawal from Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Egypt court upholds death sentences

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:48
Court in Egypt upholds death sentences against 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters over police killings in 2013.

Ebola: Second UK aid worker tested

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:38
A second UK military healthcare worker is flown back to London following "likely exposure" to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

Striker Kane signs new Spurs deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:36
Tottenham striker Harry Kane signs a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the north London club.

VIDEO: EU concern over forced adoptions

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:31
Every year about 11,000 children are taken into local authority care without the consent of their parents.

A post Super Bowl huddle up

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:30

The final score of Sunday night's Super Bowl, which saw the New England Patriots win their fourth title with a last-second interception at the one yard line, following a miraculous play had nearly propelled the Seattle Seahawks to victory. It was a nail-biter, and that's on trend. The New York Times' Upshot points out that Super Bowls are getting more exciting over time, with most games in the past decade decided on a touchdown or less.

$20 million

That's how much in counterfeit sports memorabilia was confiscated in a sweep by Federal investigators a week before the Super Bowl. The fake hats, t-shirts, and other souvenirs were all printed in anticipation of the game's outcome. And while some believe they may be supporting local manufacturers by purchasing the goods,  a spokesman with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says revenue from the counterfeit industry often supports black market activities.

28.4 million

That's how many tweets were sent about the Super Bowl from kickoff to the end of the telecast, Twitter reported late Sunday night. The conversation peaked at 395,000 tweets per minute, when a goal-line interception clinched the game for the Pats at 20 seconds left. Twitter made a gorgeous map showing activity all around the world during the game.


That's what it would cost to buy every item advertised during a Thursday Night Football game from last fall, according to an analysis from the Verge. This total comes from 115 that added up to a little less than an hour of ads. 

UK manufacturing growth picks up

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:26
Growth in the UK manufacturing sector picked up slightly in January following a modest recovery in export orders, a closely-watched survey indicates.

Complaints up against police forces

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:25
Complaints against two Welsh police forces have gone up, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Dragon sequel wins animation award

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:20
How to Train Your Dragon 2 stakes its claim to this year's animated feature Oscar by taking top honours at the 42nd Annie Awards in Los Angeles.

Police make 37 Old Firm arrests

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:08
Police arrested 37 people for offences connected with the Celtic v Rangers football match in Glasgow on Sunday.

The Theft Of An Infant Son: In Pakistan, A Not Uncommon Crime

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Shazia Zia's newborn baby boy was taken from a maternity ward less than a day after she gave birth in Islamabad, and the family, hospital authorities and police officials disagree over who's to blame.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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Fight Back Against Parkinson's: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Several times a week Mike Quaglia dons bright red boxing gloves and pummels a hundred-pound punching bag. What's unusual is he has Parkinson's disease and the boxing helps alleviate his symptoms.

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Ukraine rebels 'to raise 100,000 men'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:53
Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announces plans to recruit 100,000 men, as fighting with Ukrainian forces intensifies.

Does cold weather sometimes feel worse than it is?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:51
Does cold weather sometimes feel worse than it is?

Mugging victim's pledge on donations

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:47
A disabled man who was mugged outside his Tyneside home says he will put hundreds of thousands of pounds raised in online donations "to good use".

Calls for £2bn Aberdeen city deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:41
Politicians in Aberdeen will urge ministers to back a £2bn city plan to secure the future of North East Scotland's oil and gas industry.

Kobane: Inside the town devastated by fight against IS

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:40
Inside Kobane, the town which repelled IS but paid a heavy price