National / International News

Indonesia tsunami alert after quake

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:59
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issues an alert around the Moluccas in Indonesia after a quake of 7.3 magnitude.

No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City Than Jane Byrne, Who Died Today

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:53

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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VIDEO: Terry Wogan: 'Astounded at generosity'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:27
BBC Children in Need 2014 gala raises more than £32.6m on the night.

Viewpoint: Pakistan's social services are collapsing

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:23
Guest columnist Ahmed Rashid says a tepid government response has only exacerbated problems such as malnutrition, polio, lack of education, and terrorism.

'Terror fears' prompt O2 food ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:21
Food and drink was confiscated from tennis fans attending the ATP tour finals because of the UK's raised terror threat, organisers say.

Ebola shuts down normal life signs

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:13
The Ebola outbreak has impacted on all signs of everyday life in Sierra Leone, one of the most badly affected countries, says Mark Doyle.

Comet-Hugging Lander Sends Back Data, Despite Dying Battery

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:13

Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander, which has been unable to recharge by solar power. Its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff. Still, it continues to send data.

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Sturgeon urges voters to dump Labour

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:07
Nicola Sturgeon will use her first SNP conference speech as party leader to urge voters to dump Labour in next May's UK election.

Toplessness - the one Victorian taboo that won't go away

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:02
The one Victorian social value that won't go away

The man who was kidnapped by pirates - twice

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:59
The man who was kidnapped by pirates twice

The pearl fishers of Arabia

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:56
How Arabia made its money before the oil rush

Call for e-cigarette safety warnings

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:55
Fire bosses call for safety messages to be displayed on electronic cigarette kits as figures show a surge in incidents linked to the devices.

VIDEO: Humpback whales shock fishermen

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:26
Two Norwegian men fishing in Troms came within an arm's length of a group of humpback whales.

VIDEO: Artist captures 100 faces of war

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:18
An exhibition has opened in Chicago featuring the work of artist Matt Mitchell. He has painted 100 US military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

VIDEO: Grandson of Uzbekistan's president speaks

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:17
Newsnight has spoken to the President of Uzbekistan's grandson

Bomb suspect faces Paris extradition

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:11
A Canadian academic accused of a deadly 1980 bombing outside a synagogue in Paris is due to arrive in France on Saturday after losing an extradition battle.

Language lessons need 'new life'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:09
Language teachers should aim beyond "functional phrasebook competence" and instil a desire for self-expression in pupils, a leading headmistress says.

Tory Burch talks business and social responsibility

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:06

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to fashion designer Tory Burch about her new book, "Living in Color," her clothing line and her foundation for female entrepreneurs. 

On the success of her line:

I think we hit a place in the market that there was a need.  It was a pretty simple idea. It was designing beautiful clothing that didn’t cost a fortune. It was something that I was personally missing and then we found out it was a wide space in the market. I think, you know listen, we’re never patting ourselves on the back. We’re always looking forward and evolving and thinking of what we could be doing next.

Burch with her mother, Reva.

Courtesy:Tory Burch

On social responsibility:

I was told never to talk about business and social responsibility in the same sentence and I went the opposite of that.

The foundation has always been a part of the conversation and the storytelling and the idea. When we were finally able to launch the foundation, it has turned out to be so extraordinary for the company.

Any millennials we interview, it’s such an important part of the interview process. They want to be working somewhere where they’re making a difference.

Burch with her son Sawyer in the Bahamas.

Courtesy:Tory Burch

On the importance of having women in business:

I think women are part of the answer to the economy and we have to bring men and boys along for the conversation.

Women are great entrepreneurs. They’re great business minds.

Burch with her three boys at Machu Picchu.

Courtesy:Tory Burch

Stars set for Band Aid 30 session

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:06
One Direction, Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran are among the stars going into the studio later to record a new version of the Band Aid single for charity.

'Major milestone' in polio battle

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:02
A "major milestone" in the elimination of polio has been reached, the US Centres for Disease Control says.