National / International News

A rusting revolutionary hero

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:43
How a steel shortage stopped this being the world's tallest structure

Catalonia independence vote rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:34
Spanish MPs reject a request by the Catalan authorities to hold a referendum on independence by an overwhelming majority.

US regulator fines GM over inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:30
US road safety authorities have fined GM for failing to respond to requests for information about faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

Texas Education Agency Considers Adding Class On Mexican-Americans

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:27

Mexican-American studies have been controversial in some parts of the country. In Arizona, for example, those studies were banned in 2011.

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Crunch talks announced on Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:24
The EU, Russia, the US and Ukraine will hold talks next week to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the first such meeting since the crisis began.

Universal Credit inquiry 'hampered'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:09
A Commons committee accuses the government of "hampering" its scrutiny of the Universal Credit welfare policy.

Exams for arts subjects get harder

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:08
A-levels and GCSEs in arts subjects in England are to be made more "rigorous and demanding", Education Secretary Michael Gove is to announce.

Male eating disorders 'overlooked'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:06
Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.

Dyer and PM unite on charity album

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:01
EastEnders star Danny Dyer and PM David Cameron lend their voices to the official World War One centenary album.

The irresistible urge for students to talk

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:00
The irresistible urge for online students to talk

GM At Odds With Feds Over Recall-Related Documents

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.

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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

Back 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader wrote in to let us know she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.

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VIDEO: Miller should resign to 'save honour'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:39
Culture Secretary Maria Miller should step down "as a question of honour", former Commons Speaker Baroness Betty Boothroyd has said.

You can now search Yelp for emojis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:35

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis -- those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.     So...you search on a pair of scissors, you get listings for hair salons. A high heel gets you shoe stores. You get the picture(s).   I don't even want to search on a smiley face or a wink. Pretty sure the Internet has taken things one step too far.   We, of course, had to try it:   Some results were just... the usual for Yelp.       Others were pretty literal.       But seriously: Could this be a useful search tool?    

 

You can now search Yelp for emojis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:35

You can now search the online review site Yelp using emojis -- those little cartoon-ish characters you can create with a certain set of keystrokes.     So...you search on a pair of scissors, you get listings for hair salons. A high heel gets you shoe stores. You get the picture(s).   I don't even want to search on a smiley face or a wink. Pretty sure the Internet has taken things one step too far.   We, of course, had to try it:   Some results were just... the usual for Yelp.       Others were pretty literal.       But seriously: Could this be a useful search tool?    

 

How Welbeck can exploit Bayern weakness

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:32
Robbie Savage says counter-attacks give Manchester United a chance of beating Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final

Weather Channel Will Return To DirectTV

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:19

The new agreement comes with a price: the Weather Channel has agreed to cut back its reality programming by half during weekdays.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez returns home

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:12
Renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, leaves hospital in Mexico after treatment.

21st Century Energy Outlook: Quite Similar To The Last Two Centuries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:06

Anthony Alexander, the chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp., says coal and nuclear energy will continue to play a central role in this country's energy future.

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Miller 'devastated' by expenses row

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 14:04
Culture Secretary Maria Miller says she is "devastated" that she has let her constituents down, amid growing pressure on her to resign.
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