National / International News

Rochester fallout and Claudia's 'relief' - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 15:00
Papers examine what UKIP's win in the Rochester by-election means for Labour and the Conservatives, and preview Claudia Winkleman's return to Strictly Come Dancing.

Radical Independence holds conference

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:59
More than 3,000 people are expected to gather in Glasgow for the Radical Independence Campaign's annual conference.

Lib Dems to back welfare devolution

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:59
The Liberal Democrats are set to back the transfer of powers over welfare to the Scottish Parliament, BBC Scotland has learned.

House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:52

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Obama defends immigration reform

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:22
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.

Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:06

Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:05

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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VIDEO: "They've taken us for granted"

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:53
With turnout just over 50 per cent at the Rochester and Strood by-election, Carole Walker reports on the growing disaffection among voters.

VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:40
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Did Obama deliver for Hispanics?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:40
President Obama's immigration speech was a long-awaited moments for the United States' large Hispanic community. But it's what comes next that will matter most.

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:38
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.

These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:27

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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The day her family wasn't there

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:08
My family was deported while I was at school

Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:01

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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Two men dead after farming accident

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:01
Two men die following a farm accident at Crossroads, Killygordon, County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland.

Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:00
Haile Gebrselassie on his move from athletics to the boardroom

The Christmas 0% credit card rush

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:00
Are 0% interest credit card deals a good idea?

An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:49

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:46

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:46

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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