National / International News

SpaceX Puts Its Images In The Public Domain

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:42

CEO Elon Musk's decision was prompted by a Twitter follower who asked him why SpaceX had merely placed its images on Flickr and elsewhere with a Creative Commons license.

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Heath Robinson cartoons 'saved'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:39
Grants worth £300,000 have prevented a large collection of works by cartoonist and illustrator William Heath Robinson being sold and potentially broken up.

Miliband rejects SNP 'Budget bluster'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:26
Ed Miliband dismisses Alex Salmond's claims the SNP could influence a Labour Budget if his party holds the balance of power in the event of a Hung Parliament.

Blackpool's Oyston charged by FA

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:26
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is charged by the FA for comments made in a text message exchange with a supporter.

VIDEO: Half of children 'not eating healthily'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:23
Newsround heard from more than 1,400 children across the UK about what they eat and how much they know about how it affects them

How much would you have won backing McCoy?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:21
How to lose £1734.63 while backing the best jockey ever. Arguably.

UK will not tolerate extremists - May

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:13
The Home Secretary Theresa May is setting out proposals to tackle head on" Islamist extremists" who "reject" British values.

Six Tunisian police chiefs sacked

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:12
Tunisia's prime minister sacks six police chiefs following last week's attack on the Bardo Museum, which killed 23 people.

Arts Council outlines funding cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:08
The Arts Council releases details of organisations that face funding cuts in the next financial year.

What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:03

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday on Twitter. If the early campaign trail is any indication of how 2016 will play out, he'll be exactly who he's always been.

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A Donation Site Where Schools Can Pass The Hat

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:03 replaces classroom bake sales with online crowdfunding.

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PODCAST: Protecting student privacy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-23 03:00

The long-awaited student privacy bill from the Feds is expected to land Monday. Early indications are it will be better for the Ed tech industry than for student-data privacy advocates and parents. Plus, the National Association of Realtors will release existing home sales on Monday. That number is expected to be up by around 2.5 percent. Will that make up for the disappointing January number when existing home sells fell by almost 5 percent. And it can be very expensive to run for office. Turns out, winning that office can also come with some unexpected expenses. 

Leaders to discuss Nile dispute

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:57
Three African leaders are due to meet in Sudan to resolve a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa's biggest hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia.

UK homes to have 'debts of £10,000'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:57
The average UK household will have unsecured debts of £10,000 by the end of next year, according to accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Pakistan holds national day parade

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:52
Pakistan holds its first Republic Day parade in seven years, in what is being seen as a symbolic show of strength in the face of militant attacks.

Police To Release Findings Of Probe Into Rape Claims Made In 'Rolling Stone'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:51

Also, the magazine will publish an outside review of its reporting that resulted in the flawed story about the University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a fraternity party in 2012.

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Fifa needs urgent change - Gill

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:49
David Gill says he is standing for election as Fifa vice-president because he believes "urgent" change is required.

Paris curbs cars to fight pollution

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:40
The French authorities introduce measures to combat a sharp increase in pollution affecting Paris and other cities in northern France.

Chand starts appeal against ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:38
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand starts a legal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her ban for failing a gender test.

City Link 'exposes insolvency flaws'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 02:31
The collapse of delivery firm City Link exposes the insolvency system as being too heavily skewed towards investors, two groups of MPs have said.