National / International News

Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:38

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

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VIDEO: Franco and O'Dowd's Broadway Bromance

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:38
Actors James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in the latest adaptation of Of Mice And Men

PODCAST: International business and Ukraine

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:30

Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva on Thursday to try to defuse tensions in Ukraine. Over the next week, the U.S. is expected to apply more economic sanctions on Russia, which the West believes is behind the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

The European Union is also working on sanctions, but some international businesses are now pushing back.  

Also, despite being one of China’s most-visited websites, and analysts are watching to see if Weibo closes way low. That’s because questions about how "active" the site's 130 million active users really are.

And, finally, a recent study from researchers at New York University’s Stern School of Business and University of Munich shows VCs are more likely to back companies if the executives are the same ethnicity as the investors.

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:24

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:23
Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments.

VIDEO: Could big business take over Tribeca?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:19
Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York amid fears big business investment could risk extravaganza's integrity

Fireworks 'not to blame' for pile-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:11
Smoke from fireworks was "not to blame" for a pile-up on the M5 near Taunton which killed seven people, a coroner rules.

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:10

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

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Tube staff plan five days of strikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:07
RMT workers on the London Underground are to take five days of strike action according to the union.

Charity fears closure over horse row

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 07:00
A County Antrim charity that rescues abandoned horses says it will have to shut because of a massive bill it says it is owed by Belfast City Council.

Cologne eviction 'hits tenants rights'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:51
A man is evicted after a battle to keep his flat, turning him into a figurehead for German tenants' rights.

VIDEO: Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:50
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains in Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.

Pistorius forensic tests challenged

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:50
The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.

VIDEO: The quest to perfect digital pianos

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:49
Click meets Joe Ierardi, a man who is trying to create the most realistic sounding piano synthesiser.

Rosberg plans Hamilton Bahrain talk

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:47
Nico Rosberg is to discuss with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton his concern their fight for victory in Bahrain went too far.

Anglo Irish bank pair found guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:33
Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:22
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Portland to empty city reservoir

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:15
The city of Portland, Oregon, is dumping 38m gallons (143m litres) of reservoir water after a teenager was caught urinating into the water supply.

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 06:09
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.

VIDEO: Hundreds mourn schoolgirl Keane

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 05:57
Around 500 friends and family members pay tribute to Keane Wallis-Bennett, the schoolgirl who died when a school wall fell on top of her.
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