National / International News

Is your office as trendy as this?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:08
Does your workplace compare with these winners?

VIDEO: Girl, 13, could be first human on Mars

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:03
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?

VIDEO: Around the world backwards on a bike

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:01
A Nepali man has ridden a bike backwards across three continents in the name of world peace.

Experts to promote wild lynx effect

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:00
Efforts to "rewild" parts of Scotland could involve the reintroduction of Eurasian lynx, according to some conservationists.

Wada may consider longer drugs bans

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:49
World Anti-Doping Agency may increase athletics drugs bans if research into steroids longevity proves correct.

Top Chile court orders halt to mine

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:46
Chile's supreme court halts work on a gold and copper mine owned by the Canadian conglomerate, Goldcorp, until indigenous communities are consulted.

VIDEO: Record price for vivid pink diamond

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:30
A vivid pink diamond has broken a new record at auction after it sold for $17.8m (£11.07m) at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.

ECB deny leak is Pietersen 'dossier'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:09
The ECB deny that a leaked document is a dossier on Kevin Pietersen's behaviour during last winter's Ashes.

Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:51

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:51

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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VIDEO: 'The recovery continues, but is weak'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:49
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth for both this year and next.

Kenyatta in Hague for ICC hearing

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:29
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in The Hague to appear at the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity.

Detergent Pods Can Cause Eye Injuries In Children

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:22

Detergent pods are convenient, sure, but small children continue to have dangerous encounters with them, sustaining injuries to the eyes and other body parts when the pods are squeezed or chomped.

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GM just issued its seventh recall... since Thursday

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:16

GM issued another recall this morning — its seventh since Thursday.

This one was for a bad transmission in about 7,600 Chevy Caprice police cars.

In total, the Wall Street Journal reported that GM has issued 75 recalls this year for more than 30 million cars.

Singer Morrisey Says He Has Had Cancer Treatment

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:12

"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," the English musician and former leader of The Smiths wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.

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A Smuggler Explains How He Helped Fighters Along 'Jihadi Highway'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 12:59

Thousands of international recruits have crossed into Syria from Turkey to join the Islamic State. A Syrian man who helped smuggle those jihadis in explains how it worked, but says he's stopped now.

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Appellate Court Strikes Down Gay-Marriage Bans In Idaho, Nevada

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 12:56

The 9th Circuit Court issued its ruling after the Supreme Court gave tacit approval to three other circuit court decisions that overturned gay-marriage bans.

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