National / International News

Why SA rugby is still torn over race

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:04
Nearly 20 years after the Rainbow Nation's first World Cup win, why do some South Africans support the All Blacks instead?

The disabled children locked up in cages

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:04
The disabled children who are kept in cages

VIDEO: Photographing unseen London

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:03
Peter Dazeley talks to the BBC about the difficulty of photographing London's hidden gems.

Why the NHS is facing a tricky winter

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:02
Could a bad winter spell trouble for patients and politicians alike?

Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:02

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Defeat like nothing before - Murray

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:01
Andy Murray says he has never experienced a defeat like his 6-0 6-1 thrashing by Roger Federer at the World Tour Finals.

NHS winter fears 'prompt cash boost'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:00
Fears of a winter crisis in the NHS in England have prompted ministers to increase the emergency funds available.

Burkina Faso transition plan agreed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:59
A blueprint for a transitional government in Burkina Faso has been agreed after talks between political, military and civil leaders.

VIDEO: Dyke 'can't take report seriously'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:31
English FA chairman Greg Dyke has told Newsnight that he "can't take Fifa's report seriously".

VIDEO: Buzz Aldrin on comet landing

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:28
The second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, talks to the BBC about the importance of the Rosetta comet landing.

VIDEO: Secrets of a skyscraper window cleaner

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:23
The perils of working so high up a skyscraper

Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:11

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.

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VIDEO: Photos of Earth's beauty from space

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:08
Chris Hadfield, who has published photographs of Earth taken from the ISS, tells the BBC's Katty Kay how he feels about the historic comet landing of the robot probe Philae.

Mexico student protest tour begins

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 14:06
The parents of 43 missing Mexican students begin a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case.

England U21s claim 11th straight win

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:59
England Under-21s extend their winning run to 11 games with a 3-1 win over Portugal 3-1 in a friendly at Turf Moor.

Bristol beat Barca to reach quarters

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:47
Nikki Watts's late penalty against Barcelona sends Bristol Academy into the quarter-finals of the Women's Champions League.

Kerry sees progress on Jerusalem row

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:45
US Secretary of State John Kerry says steps have been agreed at talks in Jordan to lower tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:43

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Obama expected to announce immigration reform soon

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:42

President Obama is expected to make an announcement as soon as next week on immigration reform that will protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants. To find out more, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked to Michael Shear, White House correspondent for the New York Times.

To sum it up: If you are in the U.S. illegally but have a child who is a citizen, you may be able to apply for deferred action, which means you will not be deported. This may also provide a work permit. And of course, some people will be exempt, especially if they have a criminal record.  

“I think a lot of people would say, these folks are largely employed anyways," Shear says. "These are mostly people who have been living in the country for many years – five, 10 years in some cases. They hold down jobs, but they’re holding these jobs in kind of a hidden way. Or in a way that they’re constantly looking over their shoulders, having to worry about a deportation proceeding if they’re caught."

Additional components to the plan include expanding opportunities for immigrants with high-tech skills and adding extra security to the southern border.

“The idea that the administration puts forward is that if you bring these folks out of the shadows in that respect, allow them to sort of hold these jobs in an above-board way, it actually helps the economy instead of  [hurting] it,” Shear said.

Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 13:41

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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