National / International News

Danish Tourist Reportedly Gang-Raped, Robbed In New Delhi

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:37

The attack in the heart of the city is the latest bringing global focus to sexual violence in India. Police say the 51-year-old woman had asked for directions from a group of men, who lured her to a secluded place and then robbed, beat and sexually assaulted her at knife-point.

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Vigilantes clash with Mexican troops

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:33
Vigilante groups clash with Mexican soldiers deployed in western Michoacan state, where the "self-defence groups" are fighting a drug cartel.

Pupils 'flee to Dominican Republic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:29
A teenage boy and girl boarding at a school in Lancashire are missing and are understood to have flown to the Dominican Republic, police say.

Sex offence web addresses screened

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:22
All new web addresses registered in the UK will be screened for terms that signal or encourage serious sexual offences, says Nominet, the organisation that oversees them.

Golden Temple SAS claims overlooked in India

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:15
Golden Temple SAS claims overlooked in India

VIDEO: 'Flour' thrown at Guatemala vice-president

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:13
Guatemala's vice-president Roxana Baldetti has powder thrown in her face as she leaves the capital's National Theatre after the Presidential State of the Union address.

Deadly shoot-out in Dagestan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:12
Three members of Russia's special forces are killed and five wounded during a house siege in Dagestan, where four suspected militants also reportedly died.

Why does the NSA spy?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-01-15 06:12

The National Security Agency says it only spies to protect us from cyberattacks.  Or so it told the New York Times. A Times article says the NSA has inserted software in almost 100,000 computers across the globe.  Using them to spy. And launch cyberattacks of its own. 

Washington has repeatedly accused China of giving intelligence to Chinese companies, to give them a leg up on their international competitors. The U.S. says it never does that for American firms. The NSA told the Times, quote, "We do not use foreign intelligence capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies on behalf of…US companies."   

Endpoint Technologies founder and president Roger Kay says, don’t you believe it.

"It’s another instance of the pot calling the kettle black," he says. 

Kay doesn’t buy the NSA’s insistence that it never shares secrets with U.S. CEOs. He says it’s just too easy to let juicy stuff slip. 

"It would be easy enough to have somebody who knows how to do these things approach the company directly and just say, hey -- by the way, this might be of interest to you," he explains.

Kay says it would be of interest to the NSA because more and more, getting an advantage economically, is part of national security.

Conservative AM relief at libel win

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:50
Conservative AM Mohammad Asghar says a £135,000 libel damages award against an Urdu newspaper and two of its staff comes as a "great relief".

VIDEO: Detroit: The muscle car is back

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:44
French owned, private car manufacturer Equus, take on the 'muscle car', unveiling their Bass 770.

Scotland call-up for winger Fife

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:44
Dougie Fife is one of two uncapped players named in Scott Johnson's 36-man squad for the Six Nations.

Freud's ashes targeted in grave raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:43
"Callous" thieves try to steal an urn containing Sigmund Freud's ashes in a raid on a north London crematorium.

Kenya's Westgate siege trial starts

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:36
The trial of four men charged over the deadly Westgate shopping centre siege in Kenya starts in the capital, Nairobi.

VIDEO: Australian wildfires roar in heatwave

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:34
Fire crews in Australia are battling to bring nearly 50 wildfires under control as a heatwave continues across the south of the country.

VIDEO: Japan's chubby women

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:31
Is there a good and bad way to be overweight?

Australia heat prompts fire alerts

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:31
South-east Australia is hit with extreme hot weather, with temperatures of over 40C in some areas, and several bushfire warnings in place.

Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:29

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.

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Banking bonuses: How much do they matter?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:24
How much do they matter in retaining talent?

Haass proposals have merit says PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:23
Proposals to deal with Northern Ireland's past, parades and flags have "a lot of merit," says Prime Minister David Cameron.

VIDEO: Queen music interrupts live TV debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:21
A heated debate on live TV reviewing PMQs is interrupted by the sound of Queen suddenly coming from Nick Robinson's tablet computer.

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