National / International News

Maternal death rates 'are falling'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:04
The proportion of women who die during pregnancy, and in the weeks afterwards, has fallen in the UK, figures show.

Halving of malaria deaths celebrated

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:03
Global efforts over the past decade have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, says the World Health Organization.

How to beat malaria

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:03
The World Health Organization says it is confident that deaths from malaria could be stopped entirely. How are we winning the fight against the disease?

Shop where everybody knows your name

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:02
The shop where everybody knows your name

A sideways look at capitalism

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:01
Comedian Colm O'Regan takes a humorous look at capitalism

Head injury for Caulker at QPR lunch

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:53
QPR defender Steven Caulker requires hospital treatment after suffering a head injury at a team lunch.

Van Gaal admits Man Utd got 'lucky'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:49
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits his side were lucky to beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's.

New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:42

The city council gets the controversial bill at Mayor Bill de Blasio's request, one day after the editorial board of The New York Times urged, "Dump the bill. Keep the horses."

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VIDEO: Uncovering a lost love in Nazi Germany

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:30
Trying to solve a Holocaust mystery

Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:27

There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network takes your files, and holds them for ransom.

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CIA report prompts US security alert

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:18
Security is raised at US embassies and bases, the White House says, ahead of the release of a report into harsh CIA interrogations.

Navratilova to coach Radwanska

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:04
Martina Navratilova has agreed to take on her first major coaching role with world number six Agnieszka Radwanska.

FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:04

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."

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Can the Democratic Republic of Congo rebound?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-08 14:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit hard over the past few decades by war, currency instability and corruption. 

Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour recently spent time in the DRC and says, for him, the Congo is both extraordinary and tragic. "It is a place that is sitting on $24 trillion of mineral wealth, and yet it ranks next to last on the planet in terms of human development," Ben-Achour says.

Even with a history of civil wars and a stifling bureaucracy that makes business difficult, some choose to return home to the DRC. In the city of Goma, Ben-Achour says he saw not only new construction, but bustling streets as well.

But what about long-term recovery for the Congo? According to Ben-Achour, the DRC and the U.S. are more intertwined economically than one might think. "We have a power to this place that we don't maybe recognize," he says. "All of our cellphones have minerals that could have come from this part of the world."

Lunch with the fearless Anna Soubry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:57
The BBC's Becky Milligan has lunch with Anna Soubry

Guantanamo six 'free in Uruguay'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:53
Uruguay says it is granting complete freedom to six former Guantanamo Bay inmates released by the US to the South American country at the weekend.

Tributes for Hughes at first Test

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:50
Australia are to play India in the delayed first Test in Adelaide, in what is set to be an emotion-charged game after the death of Phillip Hughes.

America's Highest-Paid Private-University President Made $7.1 Million In 2012

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:43

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson's 2012 compensation was mostly the payout of a retention package, but she still would have made close to a million without it.

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Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 boom

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:31
Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 World Cup boom

(Not) Eaten Alive: A Snake Tale, Made For TV

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 13:22

The show aired to intense interest: More than 20 million people watched Discovery's YouTube trailer for the special, in which naturalist Paul Rosolie said, "We're going to get me inside of a snake."

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