National / International News

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:42

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:28

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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VIDEO: Apple to team up with IBM

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:25
Apple and IBM have announced a business partnership that will see the two firms co-develop business-centric apps for iPhones and iPads.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:02
Pellegrini turns down Brazil job, Juventus boss walk out over Vidal, Everton want Besic, Bruce forced to pay, plus more.

Hinterland worth £4.2m to economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:47
Critically-acclaimed TV series Hinterland has the right plot when it comes to pulling in EU funding, according to Welsh assembly members.

VIDEO: Bird's-eye view of Royal Liverpool

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:41
Get a bird's-eye view of the course for this year's Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

Imperial War Museum London to reopen

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:35
A behind-the-scenes look of the London museum is provided after its £40m makeover to mark the centenary of World War One.

Shoplifting store hotspots revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:05
Food is the biggest target for shoplifters as latest figures reveal which stores are hit hardest.

Fond All-Star Farewell For Jeter, AL Beats NL 5-3

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:52

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation during one more night on baseball's national stage. The AL kept up nearly 2 decades of dominance by beating the NL 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

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VIDEO: Inside recaptured Iraqi town

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:28
Shiite militias have joined forces with Iraqi government troops to recapture the town of Balad, north of Baghdad.

'Going, going... Gove' - papers on reshuffle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:24
The second part of David Cameron's reshuffle of Conservative ministers dominates front pages, with the papers describing ex-education secretary's 'demotion'.

'Why being a gay mum can help my career'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:24
'Why being a gay mum can help my career'

VIDEO: Russia feels heat of Ukraine conflict

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:19
Russia's Ministry of Defence has shown journalists what it says is the aftermath of a shell attack on its soil on Sunday, which killed one man.

Japan reactors pass restart hurdle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 20:41
Japan's nuclear regulator gives preliminary approval for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart.

China's economic growth picks up

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:50
China's economy picks up speed in the April-to-June quarter, a sign that the government's stimulus moves have started to have an impact.

In pictures: Vietnam-China rig row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:48
Oil rig raises tensions in a territorial row between Vietnam and China

California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:16

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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School's letter to pupils goes viral

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:03
A letter sent to pupils at a primary school with their test results telling them there are "many ways of being smart" goes viral.
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