National / International News

'Pro-Morsi' footballer assets seized

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:53
The Egyptian authorities seize ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika's assets, amid claims he helped fund banned Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood.

The big business of fruit arrangements

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:46

Tariq Farid is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements, the fresh fruit arrangements company.

Farid was 11 years old when he and his family moved to the United States from Pakistan. As a young boy, Farid worked several different after-school jobs to help his family make ends meet. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked in at the age of 17, when he borrowed $5,000 from his parents and bought a small flower shop in East Haven, Connecticut.

He began his first Edible Arrangements inside his flower shop and says his customers loved them. That’s when he knew he was onto something.

"In 1999, it was Easter — we sold about 28 arrangements and it took us all day to make them because we had no tools, we used to cut everything by hand. But customers would call back and say 'hey, this was a great hit,'" says Farid.  

There are now close to 1,200 Edible Arrangements stores in 14 countries.

Ebola 'lives on in eye of survivor'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:45
The Ebola virus has been detected in the eye of a US doctor who had already recovered from the illness.

Tourist thefts end wind chime event

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:43
Tourist thefts silence China wind chime festival

The Muppets to return for TV series

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:36
A new series of The Muppet Show is commissioned by US TV network ABC, offering a "more adult" take on the characters and filmed in a documentary-style.

Froch stripped of WBA title

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:31
Carl Froch is stripped of the WBA super-middleweight belt due to failing to defend his title for 12 months.

PM's promise to devolve more powers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:26
David Cameron promises to press ahead with plans to devolve more power to Wales "as fast as I can", after the Conservatives win the general election.

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