National / International News

Four jailed for killing aid worker

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:17
A politician is convicted and jailed along with three other men for killing a British aid worker in Sri Lanka on Christmas Day in 2011.

Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:02

Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection, tells NPR that he is reviewing scores of incidents. "We need to be better at admitting when we're wrong or where we've made a mistake," he says.

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Tories outline strike law pledge

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:59
The Conservatives outline plans to tighten strike ballot laws if they win the general election, requiring a minimum 50% turnout for action to be legal.

Tidal surge couple 'never to return'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:37
A couple whose home was lost during Norfolk's biggest tidal surge in 60 years say they will never return to the village.

River 'at risk of serious pollution'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:33
A swimming pool's worth of contaminated liquid could leak into the River Faughan government experts have warned.

Israel starts Gaza ground offensive

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:17
The Israeli military begins a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, extending its Operation Protective Edge.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:04
Of which 'kingdom' is this girl a princess?

Family speaks of crash flight miss

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:52
A Scottish couple tell how they were planning to fly on the plane that crashed in Ukraine but changed their flight due to a lack of seats.

Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:37

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.

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Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:36

The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.

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Acid rain: What made Cap and Trade work

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:12

Our series "We Used to Be China," continues with stories about our country confronting the environmental challenges that now bedevil China. Problems like… acid rain. It was the environmental crisis of the '80s, but a new Clean Air Act in 1990 greatly reduced the pollutants causing acid rain. It did so with something we now call Cap and Trade…setting a maximum level of pollutants and then letting industry decide how to get there.

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'Slaughter at 32,000ft' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:55
The suspected missile attack which brought down a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Ukraine dominates Friday's front pages.

India school boycotted after 'rape'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:52
Indian parents stop sending their children to a Bangalore school after a six-year-old student was allegedly raped by staff members.

Oil and gas firms 'wait and see'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:30
Investment in the North Sea stalls, with planned changes to how the industry is regulated cited as a possible cause, a new report has said.

VIDEO: World-class field ready for Monaco

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:20
BBC Sport looks ahead to the Diamond League meeting in Monaco, as a world class field including Justin Gatlin, Shelly Ann-Fraser-Pryce and the returning Veronica Campbell-Brown take to the track.

'Mental pain left me barely able to lift arms'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:08
In his regular BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton reveals the full extent of his Silverstone qualifying anguish.

'Deep shock' over Malaysia jet crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:21
Malaysia's leader calls "deeply shocking" the crash in eastern Ukraine of a Malaysia Airlines plane, which some sources claim was shot down.

In pictures: Ukraine plane crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:00
Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine

Referendum 'holding back economy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 19:13
Uncertainty over Scotland's future is holding back its economy, a report from a London-based economic research group suggests.
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