National / International News

VIDEO: 'Not enough done' about waste mound

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:15
People living next to a mountain of waste in Bromley have said not enough has been done to reduce the huge mound which they say smells like "rotten corpses".

Chatroom 'rape' woman sent to jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:14
A woman who used internet chatrooms to try to arrange for strangers to rape a former work colleague is jailed for six years.

Man released in murder investigation

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:13
A 53-year-old man who was arrested by police investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared in 1989 is released without charge.

VIDEO: WHO: 'Ebola spread can be stopped'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:13
The World Health Organisation says a co-ordinated international response can stop the spread of Ebola, as it declares the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency.

UN camp in South Sudan 'horrific'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:03
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.

In Chicago, Neighborhoods That Are More Black Don't Gentrify

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:52

A recent study reviewed places in Chicago that seemed to be undergoing gentrification two decades ago and found that the process had slowed or stopped for those that were at least 40 percent black.

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VIDEO: Big rise in term-time holiday fines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:51
There has been a sharp rise in the number of fines issued to parents for taking their children out of school in term time.

A Group Of 29 State Attorneys General Ask FDA To Strengthen E-Cig Regulations

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:51

The attorneys recommend that the FDA ban flavored electronic cigarettes and restrict advertising in the same way it does for traditional cigarettes.

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VIDEO: Israel strikes in Gaza amid rocket fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:45
Israel says it has resumed air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets following the end of a three-day truce on Friday morning.

Ebola 'an international emergency'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:42
The World Health Organization declares the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.

Shazam! Now You Look Like A Better Borrower

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:35

The company that controls the FICO credit score says it is changing the way the scores are calculated, making it easier for millions of borrowers to look better on paper.

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Italian Senate to cut its powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:20
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.

Playing Video Games Can Help Or Hurt, Depending On Whom You Ask

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:19

Playing video games for an hour a day may make children happier and more satisfied, one study says. But another finds that playing violent games is associated with risky behaviors.

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Bank rejects offer from Ecclestone

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:11
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Israel hits Gaza amid rocket fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:10
Israel resumes air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets following the end of a three-day ceasefire.

This Isn't The First U.S. Rescue Operation In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:01

The last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to help the besieged Yazidi religious sect.

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Former chief bids to return to Rangers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:57
Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green tells BBC Sport he is close to raising up to £10m to invest in the Ibrox club.

UKIP rejects Farage candidacy claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:49
UKIP dismisses reports that its leader Nigel Farage is on a candidate list for next year's general election in a Kent constituency.

Heavy rain halts England and India

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:42
Rain curtails day two of the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, with the hosts leading by 85.

Investors Pump Prospects Of Unproven Ebola Treatments

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:37

Drugs in development to treat Ebola virus are far from being ready for general use, but that hasn't stopped investors from rushing to talk up companies that are trying to develop the drugs.

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