National / International News

Captain America dons a turban

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:15
A superhero Sikh fights stereotypes

Fun fact Friday: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:15
Fun fact: Bill Gates has enough money to buy Uber ... twice.

We did the numbers on what some of the wealthiest people on earth are capable of purchasing.

Doing the numbers on the super rich Fun fact: No one really knows how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.

But more than one group of candy-crazed engineers have tried to find a satisfying answer. Read about it here:

Tootsie Roll CEO, 95, leaves behind a sweet legacy Fun fact: Amazon Prime subscriptions are booming in — of all places — rural Alaska.

That’s because Amazon Prime’s $99 annual subscription fee comes with free shipping, no matter how heavy the package.

Free shipping a boon for Alaska's Amazon customers Fun fact: When it comes to the presidential wardrobe during the State of the Union address, blue ties beat out red.

Still, both red and blue are more popular than the dark and yellow tie President Clinton wore in 1998.

State of the Union, by the numbers

Masked tutors 'boost nurse training'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:11
Nursing tutors at the University of Surrey are planning to make themselves unrecognisable in a bid to boost students' bedside skills.

Glasgow 2014 contracts 'worth £669m'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:10
Major construction projects connected to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games amounted to nearly £670m, according to city officials.

Refugee's 'Moscow agent' claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:09
Chechen dissident says Moscow agents tortured him

Lockerbie case goes back to court

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:06
Relatives of some of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing try to launch an appeal on behalf of the only man convicted of the atrocity.

Wenger wants work permit rule change

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants work permit regulations for non-European Union players to be scrapped.

Eurozone boost and Leon Brittan death

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:44
A massive cash injection for the eurozone, the death of Leon Brittan, and Prince Andrew's denial of sex claims dominate the front pages.

The Kenyan grandmother at school with her progeny

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:41
The 90-year-old Kenyan at school with her great great grandchildren

The Doomsday Clock Moves 2 Minutes Closer To Midnight

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:40

A group of prominent scientists use the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity.

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The photos stopping people in the street

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:30
The photographs that are stopping people in their tracks

Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:28

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

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Benefits cuts 'cost families £1,227'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:19
Coalition austerity changes to taxes and benefits have cost the average UK household £1,127 a year, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

VIDEO: Japan's 'virtual dressing rooms'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:08
Toshiba has developed a "digital changing booth" that lets customers virtually try on clothes through a display.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:04
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, state TV has announced, weeks after being admitted with a lung infection.

VIDEO: The Business of Tennis - Men v Women

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:01
Have women tennis players smashed the gender pay gap?

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:57
Man Utd join Arsenal in race for Paulista, Fifa loses three sponsors, Chelsea in market for Douglas Costa, plus more.

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:57

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

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Reporter jailed for stolen data links

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:55
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data.

VIDEO: The world's wealth - in 60 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:53
A video demonstrating wealth across the globe, as part of the BBC's new A Richer World season - exploring prosperity, poverty and inequality.