National / International News

Fresh Syria gas attack alleged

BBC - 11 hours 47 min ago
Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.

Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

NPR News - 11 hours 48 min ago

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

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Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

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VIDEO: Franco and O'Dowd's Broadway Bromance

BBC - 11 hours 49 min ago
Actors James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in the latest adaptation of Of Mice And Men

PODCAST: International business and Ukraine

Marketplace - American Public Media - 11 hours 57 min ago

Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva on Thursday to try to defuse tensions in Ukraine. Over the next week, the U.S. is expected to apply more economic sanctions on Russia, which the West believes is behind the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

The European Union is also working on sanctions, but some international businesses are now pushing back.  

Also, despite being one of China’s most-visited websites, and analysts are watching to see if Weibo closes way low. That’s because questions about how "active" the site's 130 million active users really are.

And, finally, a recent study from researchers at New York University’s Stern School of Business and University of Munich shows VCs are more likely to back companies if the executives are the same ethnicity as the investors.

Rob Ford to launch re-election bid

BBC - 12 hours 2 sec ago
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to kick off his re-election campaign at an event his brother has called "history in the making".

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

NPR News - 12 hours 3 min ago

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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VIDEO: Could big business take over Tribeca?

BBC - 12 hours 8 min ago
Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York amid fears big business investment could risk extravaganza's integrity

Fireworks 'not to blame' for pile-up

BBC - 12 hours 16 min ago
Smoke from fireworks was "not to blame" for a pile-up on the M5 near Taunton which killed seven people, a coroner rules.

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

NPR News - 12 hours 17 min ago

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

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Tube staff plan five days of strikes

BBC - 12 hours 20 min ago
RMT workers on the London Underground are to take five days of strike action according to the union.

Charity fears closure over horse row

BBC - 12 hours 27 min ago
A County Antrim charity that rescues abandoned horses says it will have to shut because of a massive bill it says it is owed by Belfast City Council.

Cologne eviction 'hits tenants rights'

BBC - 12 hours 36 min ago
A man is evicted after a battle to keep his flat, turning him into a figurehead for German tenants' rights.

VIDEO: Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town

BBC - 12 hours 37 min ago
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains in Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.

Pistorius forensic tests challenged

BBC - 12 hours 37 min ago
The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.

VIDEO: The quest to perfect digital pianos

BBC - 12 hours 38 min ago
Click meets Joe Ierardi, a man who is trying to create the most realistic sounding piano synthesiser.

Rosberg plans Hamilton Bahrain talk

BBC - 12 hours 40 min ago
Nico Rosberg is to discuss with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton his concern their fight for victory in Bahrain went too far.

Anglo Irish bank pair found guilty

BBC - 12 hours 54 min ago
Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.

Portland to empty city reservoir

BBC - 13 hours 12 min ago
The city of Portland, Oregon, is dumping 38m gallons (143m litres) of reservoir water after a teenager was caught urinating into the water supply.

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies

BBC - 13 hours 18 min ago
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.

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