National / International News

VIDEO: Revisiting orphans of Ebola-hit village

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:08
Andrew Harding revisits the town of Kigbal in Sierra Leone to see if the Ebola crisis has been addressed.

Prince William to meet Obama in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:06
The Duke of Cambridge will meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, during a three-day visit to the US with the Duchess of Cambridge.

Killing Of Unarmed Black Man By White Officer Sparks Protests In Arizona

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:57

Phoenix Police say a police officer shot the man during a struggle. Police say an officer saw the man reach into his pocket for something. Rumain Brisbon was killed in front of his wife and children.

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Egypt investigates 'fake' Morsi tape

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:53
Egypt's prosecutor-general's office is investigating what it describes as a "fabricated" recording of top officials discussing the detention of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

How do chain restaurants embody gentrification?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:49

This week, we took a little field trip to explore how big businesses move into gentrifying neighborhoods.

Think about chains. Starbucks, Panera, Chipotle... they mean something different in communities and cities across the country. Jed Kolko is the Chief Economist at Trulia he's studied why chains open where they do.

He joined Marketplace Weekend at Starbucks.... from 3,000 miles away.

'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:46

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today there were "discrepancies" in its story.

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Your Wallet: How do you budget your holiday season?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:42

Next week, we're talking about budgeting for the holidays. 

We want to know how you spend during the holiday season. Do you save for decorations? Shop the sales? Bargain for a tree or stock up on candles for a menorah?

Tell us your stories by visiting our website, or tweet us, we're @MarketplaceWKND.

Van Gaal 'disgusted' by signing talk

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:38
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal describes claims he will spend heavily on players as "disgusting".

Arrest over 'terror preparations'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:30
A 19-year-old man being held following anti-terror raids in Cardiff and Barry is arrested on suspicion of preparing or assisting in the preparation of a terrorist act.

Kenyan president denounces ICC case

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:25
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta denounces as a "travesty" the case against him at the International Criminal Court, which has now been dropped.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:24
The Dalai Lama carries Werther's Originals, and more nuggets.

Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:15

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

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Sony's nightmare week: what now?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:06
Sony Pictures has suffered one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever, straight from a Bond script. Dave Lee asks where the plot goes now.

What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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Lawyer opens Mairia Cahill review

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:57
A human rights lawyer begins a review of how the Public Prosecution Service dealt with three cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman and claims of an IRA cover-up.

Ex-Chinese Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

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UN 'concerned' at US jury decisions

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51
UN human rights experts express "legitimate concerns" over no charges being brought against US policemen involved in two civilian deaths.

O'Sullivan moves into UK semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:49
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Anthony McGill to move into the semi-finals of the UK Championship at the York Barbican.

Two teenagers killed in crash named

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:43
Two teenagers die and another is injured after the car they were travelling in crashed in Langbank on Thursday night.