National / International News

Boy, 15, guilty of shooting girl dead

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 08:23
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.

DJ Travis sentence to be reviewed

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 08:17
The three-month suspended sentence given to former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis for indecent assault is to be reviewed by UK attorney general’s office

Midwives vote for strike action

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 08:11
Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month.

Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 08:01
Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.

Film art dominates Turner Prize show

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 08:00
Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.

Protesters defiant amid HK stand-off

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:59
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.

Man 'taken hostage' in Brazil hotel

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:57
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.

VIDEO: Video art dominates the Turner Prize

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:51
Three out of the four artists shortlisted for the 2014 Turner Prize have submitted video as part of their body of work. Curator Lizzie Carey-Thomas explains

The numbers for September 29, 2014

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:51

Police fired 87 canisters of tear gas at the Occupy Central protesters in Hong Kong Sunday, injuring at least 40, but the pro-democracy activists stayed put on Monday. Riot police have reportedly backed off from the crowd, but are still urging protesters to disperse. The crowd is protesting a move from Beijing they say will put restrictions on the election for city executive in 2017.

As we keep an eye on the situation in Hong Kong, here are some of the other stories we're reading Monday.

$85 billion

The value of the Federal Reserve's loan to AIG, amid the 2008 financial crisis. Starting Monday, a federal judge will weigh whether the bailout, which gave the government a nearly 80 percent stake in the company, was legal. The six-week trial will call on former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury secretaries Timothy Geithner and Henry "Hank" Paulson, Reuters reported.

$780 to $930 million

The estimated cost of U.S.-led airstrikes against the extremist group ISIS in Syria, according to a report from Center of Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The report also gives projected costs of the conflict, depending on the continued airstrikes and the number of ground forces potentially deployed. Some estimates were as high as $22 billion per year.

1.3 billion

Facebook's massive user base's data will be used in a new advertising platform called Atlas, launching Monday. The service, bought from Microsoft last year, will use Facebook data for targeted ads across the web and in mobile apps, The New York Times reported. Like all things Facebook, it comes with a bevy of privacy concerns.

Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:50

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

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Celebrate us, elite schools urge

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:49
Private schools should be celebrated rather than used as scapegoats, the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference is told.

Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:47
Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.

Garcia steps down as Watford boss

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:44
Oscar Garcia steps down as Watford boss 27 days into his tenure following ill health and is replaced by Billy McKinlay.

Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:43
Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.

Spanish official stabbed in Sudan

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:41
Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.

Mogadishu residents 'feeling safer'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:36
Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, a survey says.

Snapchat hit by weightloss spam scam

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:31
Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.

Migrant deaths in Med pass 3,000

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:27
The International Organization for Migration finds that a record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year.

Clarke rift will not sway McGinley

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:16
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.

Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-29 07:11

As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.

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