National / International News

The last eel catcher of Rome

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:25
The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome

EU hosts anti-extremist tech meeting

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:19
A "private" dinner between tech firms and government officials from across the EU is to take place on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Can the humble radio save lives?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:16
A radio campaign in Burkina Faso aims to save lives

The world's most compassionate 24 hours

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:11
The most compassionate 24 hours in the world

Sport's biggest losers?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:09
Taking fights at short notice, making young prospects look good: How boxing journeymen make losing look like an art form.

Is your office as trendy as this?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:08
Does your workplace compare with these winners?

VIDEO: Girl, 13, could be first human on Mars

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:03
Could 13-year-old be first human to reach red planet?

VIDEO: Around the world backwards on a bike

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:01
A Nepali man has ridden a bike backwards across three continents in the name of world peace.

Experts to promote wild lynx effect

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 15:00
Efforts to "rewild" parts of Scotland could involve the reintroduction of Eurasian lynx, according to some conservationists.

Wada may consider longer drugs bans

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:49
World Anti-Doping Agency may increase athletics drugs bans if research into steroids longevity proves correct.

Top Chile court orders halt to mine

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:46
Chile's supreme court halts work on a gold and copper mine owned by the Canadian conglomerate, Goldcorp, until indigenous communities are consulted.

VIDEO: Record price for vivid pink diamond

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:30
A vivid pink diamond has broken a new record at auction after it sold for $17.8m (£11.07m) at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.

ECB deny leak is Pietersen 'dossier'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 14:09
The ECB deny that a leaked document is a dossier on Kevin Pietersen's behaviour during last winter's Ashes.

Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:51

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:51

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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VIDEO: 'The recovery continues, but is weak'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:49
The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth for both this year and next.

Kenyatta in Hague for ICC hearing

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:29
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in The Hague to appear at the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity.

Detergent Pods Can Cause Eye Injuries In Children

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:22

Detergent pods are convenient, sure, but small children continue to have dangerous encounters with them, sustaining injuries to the eyes and other body parts when the pods are squeezed or chomped.

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GM just issued its seventh recall... since Thursday

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:16

GM issued another recall this morning — its seventh since Thursday.

This one was for a bad transmission in about 7,600 Chevy Caprice police cars.

In total, the Wall Street Journal reported that GM has issued 75 recalls this year for more than 30 million cars.

Singer Morrisey Says He Has Had Cancer Treatment

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 13:12

"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," the English musician and former leader of The Smiths wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.

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