National / International News

'Fewer adults in higher education'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:31
The number of adults in further education in England fell after they were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.

Twins become fathers on same day

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:26
Twin brothers beat 'odds of 150,000/1' and become fathers of baby boys within hours of each other at the same hospital.

Gangster Frankie Fraser dies aged 90

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:21
The criminal and contemporary of the Kray twins, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, has died aged 90 in hospital, former associate Eddie Richardson confirms.

Learning the facts about learning

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 09:10
Government-commissioned research suggests many of the approaches to education we think work, are actually useless or even make matters worse.

Two men die 'snorting white heroin'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:51
Two British men have died in Amsterdam after reportedly snorting a drug thought to have been white heroin.

Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:43

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

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Thailand's elections could be delayed until 2016

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:37
In an exclusive BBC interview, Thailand's Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed for another 18 months.

The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:36

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Weekly Innovation: A Seat That Fits In Your Pocket

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:31

The Sitpack is a compact seat shaped like a monopod that fits in your pocket when folded up. Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says the product could be used during travel or while waiting at a concert.

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Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:30
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.

If High Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:28

A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:23

Latin economies thrived when prices for raw commodities soared. But with those prices down sharply, the region is hurting due to a lack of high-tech and other cutting-edge industries.

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:04

Degan Ali, a Somali humanitarian, tells us about her organization's efforts to fight famine in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.

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Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:02

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

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Art school blaze caused by foam can

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:01
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.

VIDEO: Cat meat off the menu in Switzerland?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:50
An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.

Sex assault charge for radio host

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:43
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:41
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

Legendary London lamb chop enters stratosphere

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:32
How legendary London Lamb chop went airborne

Care home owners charged over neglect

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:31
Care home owners and staff member charged with mistreating vulnerable adults, in Preston, Lancashire