National / International News

With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:29

The town of Jos has been the scene of widespread Muslim-Christian killings for years. One group is now working — with some apparent success — to keep the violence from spiraling out of control.

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Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:28

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.

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'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:17

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

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Harris's daughter 'smashed paintings'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:14
Entertainer Rolf Harris tells a court his daughter smashed two of his paintings in anger when she first heard claims he had abused one of her friends.

VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:02
Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing

Missing nurse murder probe continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:51
Investigations continue following the disappearance of a nurse from Bournemouth following her shift at a hospital almost a week ago.

VIDEO: 1940s propaganda films digitalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:45
Over a hundred short films, made in the 30s and 40s to promote Great Britain, go online for the first time.

Hunt asks Gove for Trojan answers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:40
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has written to Michael Gove over 'unanswered questions' about the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools

Arredondo leads Colombia Giro charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:39
Colombia's Julian Arredondo wins stage 18 at the Giro d'Italia, while compatriot Nairo Quintana retains the pink jersey.

How maternity jeans and T-shirts led to Juicy Couture

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:32

The Juicy Couture brand is probably best known for the brightly colored tracksuits that were favored by celebrities in the early 2000s. But athletic wear wasn’t what Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor had in mind when they started the brand -- a story they tell in a new book, “The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It Into a Global Brand”.

Skaist-Levy says the two knew they wanted to make a ready-to-wear line together:“So we set out to create the perfect T-shirt. We’re really not into disposable clothes, we love things to last,  [to] get better and better as you wash them.”

To the pair, the perfect T-shirt was “buttery, buttery, buttery soft. We love soft,” says Skaist-Levy.

In the beginning, those T-shirts were branded with the tagline, “Made in the Glamorous USA.”

“In the beginning, what’s crazy is that everything we made, every bit of cotton, everything, came from the U.S., came from the Carolinas,” says Nash-Taylor. “Today, you couldn’t do that. You just couldn’t, none of those mills even exist anymore.”

Listen to the full interview above to hear more from the Juicy Couture founders including why maternity jeans were so important to their first collection; how they spent that first $200; and what it was like to sell their company at the height of its popularity.

Egypt's Sisi secures landslide win

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:29
Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi wins Egypt's presidential election by a huge margin, provisional results show, though turnout appears low.

Hillsborough jury sees 1981 'crush'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:29
Thirty-eight fans were reportedly injured in a "crushing incident" at Hillsborough eight years before the tragedy which killed 96 people, the current inquest has heard.

Doctors Say They Would Shun Aggressive Treatment When Near Death

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:22

There's a big difference between the kind of death doctors say they want and the care the average person receives at the end of life. Doctors want less rather than more.

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Keane 'good man' for Celtic - Mulgrew

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:18
Roy Keane is a "strong character" who would be a good Celtic manager, according to defender Charlie Mulgrew.

VIDEO: Millionaire hides free cash across US

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:11
A mystery benefactor has been leading social media users on a treasure hunt for hidden money in the US cities of San Francisco and San Jose.

Safari park elephant 'takes selfie'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 06:59
An elephant apparently takes a selfie on a visitor's phone after he drops it at a safari park.

Former Army Chief Cruises To Win In Egypt's Presidential Election

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 06:52

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi "won by more than a landslide, taking at least 93 percent of the vote," reports NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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PODCAST: The cost of concussions

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 06:47

There's a big rush to reduce concussions in sports. But the technology has yet to catch up with the demand

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Stephen Sutton fund reaches £4m

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 06:47
The charity fundraising appeal by Stephen Sutton, who died of cancer earlier this month, passes the £4m mark.

Wales satisfied with NHS and schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 06:31
The majority of people in Wales are happy with NHS care and schools, according to a national survey.

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