National / International News

Woman accused of IS membership

BBC - 20 hours 15 min ago
A woman is charged with encouraging terrorism and being a member of Islamic State.

Internet jobs boost for Derry

BBC - 20 hours 18 min ago
Two hundred and eighty nine jobs are being created in Londonderry by a US-based internet company.

The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

NPR News - 20 hours 20 min ago

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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Family probed before 'Syria exit'

BBC - 20 hours 33 min ago
A house owned by a Luton family that may be in Syria was raided and a woman was stopped at Heathrow a day before 12 members left the UK, the BBC discovers.

Mexico police charged with torture

BBC - 20 hours 41 min ago
Seven Mexican police officers are charged with torturing witnesses of the Tlatlaya killings to allegedly force them to give false evidence.

VIDEO: Storms and hail as UK heatwave breaks

BBC - 20 hours 42 min ago
Heat and humidity in the atmosphere on the hottest July day recorded in the UK ends with dramatic storms across the north of the country.

Blatter says he has clean conscience

BBC - 20 hours 50 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.

PODCAST: Rice in Cuba

Marketplace - American Public Media - 20 hours 54 min ago

It would appear people are dropping out of the American labor force in spite of new jobs created. More on that. Plus, as the U.S. announces plans to open a full embassy in Cuba, we look at the American rice industry, which is poised to benefit from more normalized relations, and ask how they’re preparing for changes ahead between the two countries. And with the Greek economy nearly immobilized by its debt, and Puerto Rico close to default, does the U.S. have lessons to learn from these situations? Marketplace's senior economics correspondent Chris Farrell weighs in.

Ex-slaughterman cleared of sex abuse

BBC - 21 hours 2 min ago
A former slaughterhouse manager is cleared of child sex abuse in Wrexham in the 1980s.

Robots on the march

BBC - 21 hours 3 min ago
A range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.

Prince pulled from streaming sites

BBC - 21 hours 3 min ago
Prince removes his music from a number of paid streaming services.

Global prize for anti-poverty leader

BBC - 21 hours 9 min ago
The founding chairman of a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation wins the 2015 World Food Prize.

Hull sides to merge youth teams

BBC - 21 hours 16 min ago
Hull FC and Hull KR are set to merge their youth academies in 2016, BBC Radio Humberside reports.

Goldfinger crime scene 'challenging'

BBC - 21 hours 18 min ago
A week-long delay in realising a notorious criminal had been murdered has left police with a "challenging" crime scene, a senior detective says.

What links a reporter and the robot apocalypse?

BBC - 21 hours 26 min ago
Why are people linking a reporter and the robot apocalypse?

Tributes to Scots killed in Sousse

BBC - 21 hours 28 min ago
Fresh tributes are paid to the four Scots killed in the shooting in Tunisia, as more bodies are repatriated by the RAF.

'Vicious' fox traps eight people

BBC - 21 hours 33 min ago
A "vicious" fox traps eight people inside a sports club for three hours, biting one woman and chasing a cyclist into a field.

Thousands without power after storms

BBC - 21 hours 34 min ago
Up to 40,000 properties in the north-east of England are left without power when violent storms struck on the hottest day of the year so far.

Obituary: Val Doonican

BBC - 21 hours 42 min ago
The life of Val Doonican, Ireland's answer to Bing Crosby

Elizabeth Holmes on democratizing medical testing

Marketplace - American Public Media - 21 hours 54 min ago

At 31, Elizabeth Holmes is the youngest female, self-made, multi-billionaire in America, according to Forbes. The company Holmes created, Theranos, developed a home blood testing kit that could challenge the business model of medical labs. 

This spring, she was invited by the White House to be a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, where she’ll focus on attracting women to science, tech, engineering and math fields, as well as improving global public health.

Click the media player above to hear Elizabeth Holmes in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

 

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