National / International News

VIDEO: Keyless cars 'targeted by thieves'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:55
Organised criminal gangs are increasingly targeting high-end cars with keyless security systems, a UK motoring industry group has warned.

VIDEO: Victoria 'wins respect' in fashion

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:52
Victoria Beckham has topped a list of Britain's top 100 entrepreneurs by Management Today magazine.

VIDEO: FA Cup round one draw extra

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:41
Match of the Day 2 presenter Mark Chapman speaks to those involved in the FA Cup first round draw.

VIDEO: Dead soldier's father on Afghan legacy

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:40
Tony Lewis, father of Private Conrad Lewis who was killed in Helmand in 2011, has travelled to Kabul to reflect on the legacy of the operation that his son died for.

VIDEO: WW1 soldiers remembered in Flanders

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:30
Hundreds of soldiers who died in one of World War One's bloodiest battles are remembered at a service in Belgium.

Football fan watches two 8-0 wins

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:28
A football fan celebrating his 70th birthday sees his two favourite teams both beat their opponents by 8-0 in a matter of days.

New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:22

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.

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John Cantlie seen in 'Kobane' video

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:17
British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State, appears in a new video in which he says he is speaking from the Syrian town of Kobane.

Canada outlines 'lone wolf' threat

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:09
Radicalised lone wolf gunmen present "a much more challenging threat" for authorities, the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said.

Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:00

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.

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With Marines Gone, Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:51

The Marines have departed their biggest base in southern Afghanistan, the scene of heavy fighting throughout the war. This will be one of the main proving grounds for the Afghan army.

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VIDEO: Stars join Dylan 100th 'readathon'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:40
The work of Swansea-born poet Dylan Thomas is celebrated during a 36 hour-long performance to mark the centenary of his birth.

FA Cup first-round draw in full

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:34
Full first round draw for the 2014-15 FA Cup as League One and League Two clubs enter the competition.

Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:34

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It's the thing to eat if you hate eating.

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A Congolese Mother Of Six Is Honored For Her Death-Defying Journalism

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:22

Solange Lusiku Nsimire, an editor who has been subjected to death threats and whose family has been attacked, has won a courage award for her journalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Delia Ephron: "Nora always said we shared half a brain"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:20

When the hilarious and typically New York-neurotic author Delia Ephron sat down with Marketplace, she had some numbers to share with us. 

  • Uber rating: 4.5. "I was in a car uptown and the driver told me, you have a 4.5. If it drops to a 4, no one will pick you up." The answer? "Tip $5 to get 5."
  • Blowdry rating: (undisclosed). Ephron admitted to 2 blowouts per week, at an untold cost, plus taxi fare to and from. "It's breaking me."
  • PageRank: "I Googled you [Kai]. The first thing that comes up is your salary."
  • Nervous rating: "I'm not the person you want sitting in the exit row on an airplane. I go from 0 to 100 faster than anyone you've ever met."

Marketplace's road show, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers, wraps up in Los Angeles, Saturday, November 8. Buy tickets here

Reports: Boko Haram May Have Kidnapped Dozens More Girls In Nigeria

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:16

The reported abductions continue to cast doubt on a truce announced by Nigerian officials. The deal was supposed to culminate in the release of 276 girls the group kidnapped in April.

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Second girl dies in US school attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:04
A second pupil has died of her wounds in the US after a Washington state high school student opened fire before shooting himself.

Riga sacked by struggling Blackpool

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:04
Blackpool sack manager Jose Riga, with the club currently bottom of the Championship table.

Caught the common cold? You have everyone to blame

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:00

While we're all freaking out about Ebola, here's yet another thing to worry about catching: If someone with a cold touches an office doorknob, within four hours that virus is found on the hands of half of the people who work in that office, according to a study by the American Society for Microbiology.

The most contaminated surface?

The common coffee pot.

The good news?

At least your coffee pot can't give you Ebola.