National / International News

Wages to pass inflation 'this month'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 15:00
Wages are set to rise by more than inflation for the first time in almost six years as the UK economy enters a "long period of low inflation", EY says.

10 inventions that owe their success to World War One

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:51
...and nine other inventions that owe their success to WW1

The IPCC and the elephant in the room

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:15
Matt McGrath on the IPCC's latest climate change findings

Drought Could Complicate Already Difficult Food Crisis In Syria

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:07

The World Food Programme is moving about 40,000 tons of food around Syria each month, navigating conflict zones and checkpoints. And now a potential drought could hurt food production in the country.

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Mexico bus crush kills 36 people

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 13:52
The authorities in Mexico say 36 people have been killed after a bus crushed in Veracruz state in the south-east of the country.

3 Dead After Shootings At Jewish Facilities Near Kansas City

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 13:21

One shooting took place at a Jewish community center and another happened at an assisted-living facility. Authorities say a person of interest is in custody, The Associated Press reports.

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Huge Fire Kills At Least 11 And Destroys Hundreds Of Homes In Chile

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 13:03

In Chile, a large fire has reportedly killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate areas near the port city of Valparaiso.

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Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:59

The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, can work against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home.

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Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:59

Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.

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Savage: Liverpool show why title is in their hands

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:59
Robbie Savage on how Liverpool's win over Premier League title rivals Manchester City summed up their "incredible" season

O'Connor claims second British title

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:56
England's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor breaks the 200m individual medley record to win her second gold in Glasgow.

VIDEO: World 'must end dirty fuel use'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:50
A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

'Bully' Serves His Punishment: Holding Sign In Public

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 12:32

After a court found Edmond Aviv had abused his neighbors with racial slurs and pranks, he was forced to sit by a busy street with a sign proclaiming, "I am a bully."

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Gerrard inspires as Liverpool dare to dream

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:44
Liverpool are being driven towards the title by a tidal wave of emotion - and their captain, writes BBC Sport's Phil McNulty

Pinochet victims reburied in Chile

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:37
The remains of six men are buried in Chile more than 40 years after they were killed by the military government of Augusto Pinochet.

We wanted a Liverpool win - Terry

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:35
Chelsea captain John Terry says Liverpool's win against Manchester City suited his side in the Premier League title race.

Mentally and physically hurt - but Farah can recover

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:19
Mo Farah did little wrong on his full London Marathon debut but could not match the hype, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:12

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-13 11:06

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.

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Myners says he backs Co-op values

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-13 10:59
Lord Myners accuses critics of misunderstanding his approach to reforming the Co-op, saying he supports the Co-operative model.
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