National / International News

Do trade pacts threaten democracy?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 18:19
Do trade treaties that include investor-state dispute settlements as a right pose a threat to democracy from multinational companies?

Uganda circumcision truck fights HIV

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 18:10
Uganda circumcision truck fights HIV

Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 18:06

For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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British Museum: In search of beauty

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 17:41
How the Greek nude shaped the future

Despite Protestation From Brazil, Trial For 840-Pound Emerald Will Continue

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 17:05

The Bahia Emerald has been hotly contested for years. A judge in California has decided to continue with a trial about its ownership even though Brazil says it was illegally exported.

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The photographer who broke the internet's heart

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:59
The true story of this refugee girl's 'surrender'

VIDEO: The secret world of animated doll videos

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:58
The teens who make their dolls tell stories

I nearly drowned in chocolate

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:55
The Syrians who nearly died in a tank of melted chocolate

America's most generous con artist

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:53
The art forger who fooled museums for 30 years

MI6 boss unveils predecessor plaque

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:53
The head of MI6 unveils a blue English Heritage plaque in Whitehall in memory of the first chief of the Secret Service.

Is India's anti-corruption party unravelling?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:51
The anti-corruption Aam Admi Party is embroiled in a feud and looks headed for a split, writes Soutik Biswas.

Branagh: From the bard to the ball

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:50
Samira Ahmed looks at how Sir Kenneth Branagh, noted for his Shakespearean productions, ended up directing a live-action Cinderella.

VIDEO: The secret language of whales

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:44
Researchers at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington say whale communication depends on jaw movements and the methods these mammals use to catch food.

The candidates with no hope of winning

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:33
What drives candidates to spend months knocking on doors, when they know they have no chance of winning when polling day comes around?

Red Cross aid worker killed in Mali

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:22
A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says.

Parties focus on economy and health

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:15
Pledges on the economy, businesses and mental health are expected from Westminster's party leaders as general election campaigning continues.

Jay-Z promotes music streaming brand

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:15
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

A question of cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:44
Tuesday's papers mark the beginning of the formal election campaign with a raft of stories about the scope and nature of the spending cuts which would be likely after the general election.

Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution Drugs

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:23

The measure could make it harder for states using made-to-order execution drugs to buy them. The American Pharmacists Association voted on the policy at its annual meeting.

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How can we curb 'fat cat' bosses' pay?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:21
Can excessive salaries be curbed?