National / International News

Killer bear 'was probably stressed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:08
A bear that mauled a boy to death had worn-down teeth which would have made it behave "aggressively", an inquest hears.

The dangers of temp work

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:00

There are now more than 2.9 million temp workers in the U.S., as the temp staffing business remains one of the fastest growing industries. But the work can sometimes be dangerous, especially if employees are not properly trained.

Univision has partnered with ProPublica to expose the sometimes deadly conditions temp workers are exposed to, often with very little, if any, training. The undercover investigation reveals the obstacles the Occupational Safety & Health Administration faces in its temp worker safety initiative.

Click the media player above to hear Univision’s Tomas Ocana in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

VIDEO: UN says Gaza 'on knife edge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:54
The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has called for calm on the Gaza Israel border as tensions between the two sides remain tense.

Artists to mark lights out for WW1

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:52
Artists including Jeremy Deller are creating new works for a lights out to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.

M&S finance boss leaves for Tesco

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:51
Marks and Spencer's chief financial officer Alan Stewart will leave the High Street retailer to join supermarket giant Tesco.

4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:41

The suspect in the shootings in Spring, Texas, engaged police in a three-hour standoff before surrendering.

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Minister unhappy over consultation

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:38
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill accuses the UK government of a "lack of prior consultation" over new surveillance powers.

Are coin-locks on trolleys a bad idea?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:24
Morrisons is removing locks from thousands of its supermarket trolleys.

Myanmar reporters sentenced to jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:23
A court in Myanmar sentences five journalists to jail with hard labour for 10 years for writing that the military was making chemical weapons.

Giant rollable TVs on the horizon

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:21
LG has announced the release of two new 18in organic LED panels - one is transparent while the other can be rolled into a 3cm tube.

Trent Bridge chief rejects pitch claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:19
Nottinghamshire's chief executive dismisses claims the club deliberately prepared a lifeless pitch for the first Test.

Day in pictures: 10 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:11
24 hours of news photos: 10 July

VIDEO: Do unions have a strike mandate?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:08
The government has criticised unions calling strike action without a significant enough level of support.

Free Wifi access starts in Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:07
Glasgow becomes the first city in Scotland to launch a council-led scheme offering free access to the internet.

Judge dismisses NHS shake-up review

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:05
Campaigners lose three separate legal challenges in their bid to stop planned changes to hospital services in west Wales.

Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:04

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.

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From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:03

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

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Iraq rebels 'seize nuclear material'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:48
Iraq warns the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in Mosul.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:47
Emergency data laws are vital to protecting national security, Theresa May tells MPs.

Single energy market recommended

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 03:44
Single markets in electricity and gas covering the whole of Great Britain should continue if Scotland becomes independent, a report says.
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