National / International News

Zuckerberg reaps $3.3bn through shares

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:56
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made $3.3bn on the sale of stock options in 2013, a new regulatory filing reveals.

Giles best England choice - Harmison

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:47
Former England seamer Steve Harmison claims Ashley Giles is the best man to coach England despite a tough winter.

Resignation call over rail row

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:46
Calls are made for Welsh Secretary David Jones to resign over his "failure to fight" for a major upgrade of the railways in south Wales.

Gazprom hikes Ukraine gas bill

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:45
Gazprom raises energy prices for Ukraine citing the country's $1.7bn debt to the firm

FBI investigates high-speed trading

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:34
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation opens up a probe into whether high-speed trading firms are engaged in insider trading.

VIDEO: Lab cuts 'threat to human health'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:34
Cuts to animal health surveillance mean Britain is at a much greater risk of outbreaks of devastating diseases such as "mad cow disease", experts say.

House music pioneer Knuckles dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:20
Musician Frankie Knuckles, known as the Godfather of House music, dies aged 59.

Rolling Stones to resume tour in May

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:18
The Rolling Stones are to resume their world tour in May in what will be the band's first dates since the death of Sir Mick Jagger's partner, L'Wren Scott.

VIDEO: Noah 'more difficult than Gladiator'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:11
Epic biblical film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, has had its British premiere in London's Leicester Square.

No joke: Real changes on 1 April

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:08
The changes coming into effect on 1 April that may cost you more

VIDEO: 'White Dee' releases rap single

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:46
Benefits Street star 'White Dee' hopes to top the charts with her first single, recorded with a Birmingham band.

What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:46

Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the country's language divide.

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Warning for rogue payday loan firms

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:23
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog warns it will "take out" payday lenders who do not follow stricter new rules.

Latvia's Ex-President: 'We Have To Worry' About Russia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:21

Latvia joined NATO and the European Union a decade ago. Its former president sees these strong ties to the West as vital to maintaining its security and independence.

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This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:19

Credit card data breaches get a lot of attention, but payroll system data breaches can have even more damaging effects.

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Divers recover missing angler's boat

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:08
Divers searching for a County Armagh angler recover debris from his boat that sank on a County Westmeath lake.

An Intern At 40-Something, And 'Paid In Hugs'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:08

Your boss may be younger than you, your fellow interns may be decades younger, and you work for free. For Renee Killian and Danielle Probst, reconsidering their careers meant interning in their 40s.

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For Native Americans, Losing Tribal Membership Tests Identity

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:07

For nearly 30 years, Jade Unger's family was embraced by a tribe. Then, in September, everything changed when the tribe's enrollment committee said they were enrolled in error.

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Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:05

Participants in these social networks pool their money to give each other informal, no-interest loans. They're called cundinas or tandas, and politicians are taking notice.

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