National / International News

I deserve more recognition - Toure

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:36
Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.

Peak beard theory

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:32

An actual academic study in the journal Biology Letters says, basically, "the more men who have beards...the less attractive those beards are."

It's called "negative frequency-dependent preferences and variation in male facial hair," and in plain language, it means: "We've reached peak beard. It's time for beards to go out of fashion."

To which I say: Amen, brother. I'm the clean cut type -- I wouldn't look good with a beard, even if I could grow one....


    

Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:27

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long-term.

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Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:27

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.

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Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:17
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

Electricians question CBI vote move

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:11
The body representing electrical contractors urges the CBI to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.

Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 09:09
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a Devon river estuary described by a coastguard officer as "quite treacherous".

Algeria's president gets fourth term

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:54
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

Boy in hospital with severe burns

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:52
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.

Three die in separate road crashes

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:34
Two motorcyclists and a car passenger have died in separate crashes in south and west Wales, say police.

Teachers to debate summer strike

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:34
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

Redundancy threat at building firm

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:31
Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.

Cavendish to miss Giro d'Italia

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:29
Isle of Man cyclist Mark Cavendish is to miss the Giro d'Italia as he steps up his preparations for the Tour de France.

Pot Smoke And Mirrors: Vaporizer Pens Hide Marijuana Use

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:29

Odorless and discreet, vaporizer pens for pot are growing in popularity. But the devices are a nightmare for parents because they make it hard to know if kids are using marijuana.

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Remembering Peter and Paddy

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:20
Remembering two of the greatest travel writers

Strong Quake Rattles Mexico, But No Injuries Reported

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 08:13

The magnitude 7.2 temblor's epicenter was about 80 miles northwest of Acapulco, but it shook up residents in the capital, Mexico City.

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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:58

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

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Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:58

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.

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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:57

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-18 07:55

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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