National / International News

Car hire prices 'unfairly vary'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:27
Drivers are being charged different prices online for the same car rental based on where they live in Europe, the European Commission says.

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:24

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.

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'Lover miscarriage' plotters jailed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:18
Two men who plotted to have a pregnant woman beaten up in order to get rid of her unborn child are jailed.

RAF Tornados leave for Iraq mission

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:04
Three RAF Tornado jets leave the UK to support efforts to deliver aid to thousands of refugees trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq.

Elemental Storytelling

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:44

Thomas Doyle tells stories with teeny frozen people. They aren't cold. They are frozen in time, but he freezes them with exquisitely suspenseful, Sherlock Holmes-like care.

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Man Utd target Rojo requests move

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:32
Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo hands in a transfer request and admits his desire to join Manchester United.

Missouri shooting protests continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:30
Protests continue in the St Louis, Missouri, suburb of Ferguson, three days after the shooting of an unarmed black teenage by police.

Lotto winner shares win with workmate

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:22
An Edinburgh painter and decorator who won more than £7m on the lottery vows to share some of his fortune with a workmate.

No police action in C. diff outbreak

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:20
Wales' biggest health board will not face police action over an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) at hospitals in north Wales.

'Care boy' tells of electric shocks

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:12
A man who went through Jersey's care system describes friendly German soldiers during WW2, and later bullying and electric shocks in a life that became "hell".

Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:01

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, its passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:43

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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Missing brothers 'could be abroad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:42
Three Polish brothers aged between 10 and 15 are missing from the home of their foster parents in Sunderland.

Emergency funds for flood damage

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:40
The Scottish government says it will consider emergency funding for local authorities to help deal with the costs of flood damage.

Youth admits causing friends' deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:17
A teenager who was not legally old enough to drive admits causing the death of his three friends in a crash in East Lothian.

Hammond rejects MPs' recall for Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11
The foreign secretary says Parliament should not be recalled "at the moment" - after Sir Menzies Campbell joined those wanting MPs to debate the Iraq situation.

The Bush/Obama Quiz: What's The Difference?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11

No wonder we occasionally feel political deja vu.

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In pictures: The Maliki years

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:08
Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki

VIDEO: Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:03
Edinburgh Zoo has said it believes its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

In pictures: Framing Hope

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:55
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein

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