National / International News

Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 16:07

We track all the incumbent candidates who lost the midterm election

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Rodgers defends Reds team selection

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 16:02
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says it was "not a gamble" to rest his star men in the Champions League loss to Real Madrid.

Facebook government requests up 24%

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 16:02
Requests by governments for Facebook's user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of the year compared to the previous six months.

Berlin leaves divisions behind as Wall vanishes

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:58
Berlin leaves divisions behind as infamous Wall vanishes

Primaries 'must offer more swimming'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:54
Almost half of primary school children in England are unable to swim a length by themselves, a report finds.

The gay people pushed to change their gender

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:52
The country that pushes gay people to change their gender

How To Follow NPR's Coverage Of Tonight's Midterm Elections

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:40

Here's a guide to keeping up to date on the night's events, on NPR and its member stations.

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Legal aid 'not fit for purpose'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:36
A call for "root and branch change" to the legal aid system is being made by the Law Society of Scotland.

'No safe alcohol limit' for drivers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:36
An additional 35 drivers a week could lose their licences over the festive period once new alcohol limits come into force, Police Scotland warns.

VIDEO: Making money streaming video games

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:34
In just three years has become a household name for videogamers but does it represent a new mainstream cultural phenomenon?

VIDEO: Virtual reality is at 'year zero'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:34
Oscar-winning company Framestore explains why traditional media approaches will not work with virtual reality.

VIDEO: Can musicians make money on Spotify?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:15
As Taylor Swift removes her back catalogue from Spotify, Newsnight asks if the streaming structure is the best way for artists to share their music - and be compensated.

Poll shows English devolution support

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:08
Some 80% of people in England support having more powers devolved to local areas, a BBC poll on devolution suggests.

UK police 'should be sent to Calais'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:07
British police should be sent to Calais to help solve the port's "tremendous problem" with illegal immigration, the French interior minister says.

VIDEO: Blondie: 40 years of photos

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:01
Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein talk about a new photo exhibition charting the band's rise to global stardom.

2015 Emoji Update Will Include More Diverse Skin-Tones

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 15:00

The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.

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Federal Judge Overturns Kansas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 14:30

Today's injunction takes effect in one week, depending on whether the state appeals. The judge in the case said the state's ban on marriage between people of the same sex violates the 14th Amendment.

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It's Still Too Early For Tanking Oil Prices To Curb U.S. Drilling

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 14:00

The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.

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What Makes Kenya's Marathon Runners The World's Best?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 13:57

Kenyan distance runners won both the men's and women's divisions of Sunday's New York City Marathon. A Harvard evolutionary biologist suggests some possible reasons why.

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We Are Not Slaughterers: An Iraqi Village Rejects Islamic Militants

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 13:57

A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.

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