National / International News

FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:28

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.

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Iraq crisis: Kurdistan’s female fighters take on Isis

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:19
Kurdish women battle jihadist-led rebels in Iraq

Activist released by US border patrol

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:17
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, is released by border agents in Texas after hours in custody.

When blind people lose a loved one

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:16
Grieving for a loved-one is harder if you’re blind

VIDEO: Cemeteries surrounded by coal mines

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:13
As mountaintop-removal coal mining destroys the hills of West Virginia, some cemeteries have become completely surrounded by mining operations.

VIDEO: The WW1 women who 'sparked change'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:12
Wednesday marks the centenary of the last major campaign meeting by the Suffragettes before the start of World War One.

The new sign on French menus

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:12
The new sign on French menus - what does it mean?

Liverpool complete Markovic signing

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:10
Liverpool complete the £20m signing of Lazar Markovic after the Benfica winger passes a medical at the Premier League club.

Apple Teams Up With Former Rival IBM On Business Apps

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:09

The companies announced a deal Tuesday to sell Apple devices loaded with IBM software to big businesses all over the world

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'Chronic' underinvestment in North

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:02
Lack of infrastructure investment in regional cities costs UK 5% lower growth a year, according to a report.

Would you get a tattoo of a company logo?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:02
Would you get a tattoo of a company's logo?

Europe's combat drone challenge

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:02
Will Europe produce an unmanned combat aircraft?

No Rooney? How might England look in 2018

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:00
After their disastrous campaign in Brazil, Phil McNulty considers what the future might look like for the England team.

VIDEO: Highlights - KR Reykjavik 0-1 Celtic

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:53
Celtic claim victory in the opening leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie against KR Reykjavik. Commentary from Liam McLeod and Mark McGhee.

Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:42

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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Man injured in west Belfast shooting

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:30
A man in his 30s is shot in the leg during a gun attack in the Turf Lodge area of the city.

The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:29

The Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes. A family with no apparent ties to Hamas lost one of two sons last week; the mother and father died in similar attacks six years ago.

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Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:24

Deaths from stroke are dropping too, a study suggests. But don't celebrate just yet. Diabetes, a big risk factor for these "brain attacks," is still on the rise.

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VIDEO: 'Entire families' hit by Afghan bomb

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:22
At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, local officials say.

Apple and IBM to co-develop apps

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 14:16
Apple and IBM - once bitter rivals - announce a tie-up that will see the two firms co-develop business-centric apps for the iPad and iPhone.
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