National / International News

As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:52

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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Feet sniff abuse teacher spared jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:51
A teacher who admitted sexual assault by sniffing the feet of schoolchildren in Lancashire is spared jail.

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:50
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Ebola Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, WHO Chief Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:25

WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.

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Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:22
A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.

How do you get your face on the dollar?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:21
The US is debating putting a woman's face on the US dollar. How does it happen?

Slow Walkers May Be On Their Way To Dementia

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:11

New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.

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Held GSK detective visited by son

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:09
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

VIDEO: Hammond: 'Diplomacy never dead'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:08
The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that "diplomacy is never dead" despite a truce between Israel and Hamas breaking down within hours.

Man jailed over teen ecstasy death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:07
A man is jailed for five years for supplying drugs after a 16-year-old boy died at a rave in west London.

Immigration inspector John Vine quits

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:01
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:50
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24

Risking it all to save the boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:39
The workers risking it all for their popular chief executive

Resign call for n-word councillor

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:26
Calls are made for Powys council's deputy leader to resign after she used a racial slur during a council meeting.

Top DJs say Ibiza is too expensive

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:16
The top DJs who say Ibiza has become too expensive

Games fuel Scottish produce sales

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:11
Supermarket Tesco says demand for Scottish produce has increased sharply during the Commonwealth Games.

Scottish fours beat England for gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:06
Scotland's David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and skip Alex Marshall win gold over England in the bowls fours final.

Day in pictures: 1 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:59
24 hours of news photos: 1 August

During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:55

The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers but came to a tragic end.

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Working Lives Panama

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:49
Five very different working lives in Panama
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