National / International News

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 03:30
The head of Europol's cybercrime centre reveals who the bad guys are and what law enforcement are doing to catch them.

Day in pictures: 10 October

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 03:27
24 hours of news images: 10 October

PODCAST: Taking a mental health day

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-10 03:00

First up, more on the key indexes were mixed in early trading today following the awful performance of Thursday. Until recently, market participants looked at the stronger dollar buying more oil, pushing the price of energy down and figured these were good things for profits and household budgets. Suddenly, sentiment turns, and the strong dollar and cheap oil are bad things because they underscore the weakness of economies from Europe to Asia. Plus, it's World Mental Health Day, so we thought it would be a useful moment to check in on mental health in the workplace. The CDC estimates that depression alone can cause 200 million lost workdays, costing companies as much as $44 billion every year. And on Sunday, Bolivians go to the polls to vote for president. Evo Morales, is running for a third term and is the favorite to win. In the past decade, Bolivia's been praised for cutting poverty, but it still remains one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere. Morales is Boliva's first president of indigenous heritage and a pillar of his leadership has been to improve the lives of indigenous communities, which are a majority.

Koreas 'exchange land border fire'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 02:50
North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.