National / International News

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:42

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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VIDEO: Posing at a price: Costume crackdown in NYC

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:53
New York police and city officials have warned tourists that tipping is optional if they have photographs taken with one of costumed characters in Times Square.

Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:48
Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, in a move likely to anger South Korea and China.

Girl, 3, dies after pool incident

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:47
A three-year-old girl dies after being pulled out of a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire, prompting a murder investigation.

Alcohol 'curbed' after Navy shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:31
The Ministry of Defence says a "drinking culture" in the Navy has been curbed after the death of a commander on a nuclear submarine.

Building site safety checks to begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:25
Safety inspectors are due make a series of unannounced visits to building site in Northern Ireland to tackle the risks posed to construction workers.

Iraq's Maliki quits to end deadlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:22
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki resigns to end a political crisis in Baghdad, in a move that is welcomed by the US and UN.

Premier League warns fans about Vines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.

Sir Cliff: 'I'm innocent' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:00
The police raid on a flat belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who strongly denies being involved in a historical sex assault - leads most papers.

Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:51
Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.

PM Modi says India shamed by rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:45
Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

Impasse over Russia's Ukraine convoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:34
A controversial Russian aid convoy remains parked near Ukraine's border, still waiting for permission to cross the frontier.

UN troops disperse Haiti protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:47
UN peacekeepers in Haiti clash with supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide at a protest in the capital Port-au-Prince.

UK 'would consider' arming Kurds

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:28
The UK would "favourably consider" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the BBC understands.

Vigils across US for Michael Brown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:13
Thousands of people across the US gather to honour a black teenager whose fatal shooting by police sparked four nights of violence in a Missouri town.

Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:57

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan, And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:35

Ground-breaking for 173-mile is set for December, but critics warn that the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage, and the government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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VIDEO: Out of Office reply: digital detox

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:45
The BBC's David Grossman looks at a new trend - the digital detox.

Police force 'worst for fitness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:22
North Yorkshire Police has the worst fitness levels of 32 forces in England and Wales, College of Policing tests show.

Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:36
Patients say a decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men with prostate cancer is a "fiasco".