National / International News

What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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Lawyer opens Mairia Cahill review

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:57
A human rights lawyer begins a review of how the Public Prosecution Service dealt with three cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman and claims of an IRA cover-up.

Ex-Chinese Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

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UN 'concerned' at US jury decisions

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51
UN human rights experts express "legitimate concerns" over no charges being brought against US policemen involved in two civilian deaths.

O'Sullivan moves into UK semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:49
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Anthony McGill to move into the semi-finals of the UK Championship at the York Barbican.

Two teenagers killed in crash named

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:43
Two teenagers die and another is injured after the car they were travelling in crashed in Langbank on Thursday night.

Somalia bombs kill seven in Baidoa

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:36
At least seven people are killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in Somalia's southern town of Baidoa, police say.

VIDEO: Jackson on 'pattern of injustice' in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:34
Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has spoken out against what he says is "a pattern of injustice" in the United States.

It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:27

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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British women fastest at World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:24
Great Britain qualified fastest in the women's team pursuit on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.

VIDEO: Orion space capsule splashes down

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:23
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.

What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

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FA looking at new Whelan comments

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:05
The FA is looking into comments by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in a newspaper interview in which he used the term "chingalings".

Baby found dead in gorge named

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:04
The body of a baby girl found in the Avon Gorge in Bristol has been formally identified, police say.

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:03
Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.

VIDEO: Frosty Mourinho tries to 'kill' mood

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:01
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tells journalists that he does not like their questions so will answer quickly to "kill your mood".