National / International News

The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:03

A workforce-based initiative on a twin island nation shows the true potential of free online education.

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Sue Johnston to join Downton Abbey

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:00
The Royle Family star Sue Johnston is joining the cast of hit ITV period drama Downton Abbey, in a guest role.

Manslaughter arrest over M4 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 09:00
A 21-year-old woman is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over a car crash on an M4 slip road in which a teenage driver died.

US measles cases reach 20-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:55
Public health experts in the US are urging people to get vaccinated against measles after a spike in cases in the country this year.

Abbas picks leader for unity cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:50
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asks his current prime minister to form a transitional government involving rivals Fatah and Hamas.

Can London return aid struggling Brownlees?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:46
The glory and ghosts of the Olympic venue give sibling rivals mixed feelings as they return to the city that defined their careers

Crickets muted by evolution, twice

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:41
To help them hide from deadly flies, male crickets on two Hawaiian islands have separately evolved an inability to sing, biologists report.

Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:37
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Syria's refugee exodus

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:35
Tracking one of the largest migrations since WW2

Medicare Frequently Overpays Doctors For Patients' Visits

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:34

The agency that runs Medicare said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost-effective to do so.

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Curveball: Celebrity musicians and online education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33
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AUDIO: Dementia sufferer: 'I feel no different'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33
John Humphrys speaks to people suffering the early stages of dementia.

LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

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With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:29

The town of Jos has been the scene of widespread Muslim-Christian killings for years. One group is now working — with some apparent success — to keep the violence from spiraling out of control.

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Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:28

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.

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'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:17

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

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Harris's daughter 'smashed paintings'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:14
Entertainer Rolf Harris tells a court his daughter smashed two of his paintings in anger when she first heard claims he had abused one of her friends.

VIDEO: Huge queues amid new China checks

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:02
Heightened security checks cause disruption and delays for commuters in the Chinese capital Beijing

Missing nurse murder probe continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:51
Investigations continue following the disappearance of a nurse from Bournemouth following her shift at a hospital almost a week ago.

VIDEO: 1940s propaganda films digitalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 07:45
Over a hundred short films, made in the 30s and 40s to promote Great Britain, go online for the first time.
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