National / International News

Bieber gets two years' probation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:38
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:30
How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces

Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:29

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.

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VIDEO: Watch Netherlands v Argentina shootout

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:27
Watch the whole penalty shootout between the Netherlands and Argentina, with the South Americans emerging as 4-2 winners following a goalless match.

10 World Cup stars' tattoos decoded

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:23
Nine World Cup players' tattoos decoded, and one who refuses

Pilot buys pizza for entire plane

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:19
A US pilot ordered pizzas for a plane full of passengers after their Washington, DC to Denver flight was delayed in Wyoming.

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:18

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:14

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

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VIDEO: Jazz on the lake and more arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:07
The Montreux Festival gets going, intricate Chinese engraving on eggshells and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Why Boyhood took 12 years to film

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:01
Richard Linklater's latest film Boyhood, is a coming-of-age story shot over a 12 year period with the same group of actors.

Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:01

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.

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VIDEO: Gove criticises 'damaging' strike

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:00
Michael Gove criticises what he calls "an ideologically motivated minority" of NUT members for a planned walkout by teachers on Thursday.

What's in a name?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:00
Would Google have made it as BackRub?

Google Glass controlled by brainwave

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:00
A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.

Kenny intervenes in Garth Brooks row

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:48
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny intervenes in an effort to resolve the controversy over five Garth Brooks Dublin concerts.

VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:39
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.

Chemical fear as plane factory burns

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:35
There are fears chemicals could ignite at an aerospace firm's factory where a massive fire has erupted.

An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:32

The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.

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Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:21

The men quoted in the story by reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtuza Hussain say they were targeted because they were Muslims. But it is unclear why they were targeted.

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VIDEO: 'I'm not a hero, I just ordered pizzas'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:53
A pilot in the US ordered and paid for pizzas for a plane full of passengers after they were held on the tarmac in Wyoming.
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