National / International News

Trans player claims discrimination

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:48
Organisers of a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia is accused of discriminating against a transgender man.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:47
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Nepal survivors face uncertain future

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:38
Reporter Yalda Hakim has travelled to Nepal to meet survivors struggling in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:37
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:32
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.

Islamic State Reportedly Seizes Last Syria-Iraq Border Crossing

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:04

The checkpoint at al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, has been seized, according to a British-based monitoring group that says ISIS fighters now control half of Syria.

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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:03

Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.

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'F1 needs to bring back fear factor'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:00
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 cars need to have the fear factor brought back for drivers.

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:51
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:49
An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:36

A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.

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UK sells off unused net addresses

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:33
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.

VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:28
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.

VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:23
Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.

VIDEO: Bomb 'will be detonated elsewhere'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:18
Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher on the plans for a controlled explosion of a World War Two bomb that was found close to Wembley Stadium.

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.

'I thought I was going to die'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
A woman with multiple sclerosis beaten by a 19-year-old drug user when he robbed her home says she bears no grudges.

Why Iraq bomber was convicted in UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
How can a man who helped make bombs in a foreign war end up on trial in a London court?

Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:15

Polls show the "yes" vote is stronger in the conservative, predominately Catholic country. But public opinion surveys could be masking a "shy no vote," observers say.

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PODCAST: Disappearing grocery stores

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:01

The guessing game over when interest rates will go up ... continues. More on that. Plus, we all know what a 'leap year' is, but what about a 'leap second'? On June 30th, an extra second will be added to the world's clocks to make up for the discord between the earth's rotation and the clocks we humans use. And while it may not seem like much, it's a big deal to the world's markets. Plus, residents in the struggling city of Flint, Michigan, have seen their share of hardship over the years. In addition to a catastrophic loss of manufacturing jobs and subsequent blight, the city is losing its grocery stores, making life even more difficult for its poorest residents.