National / International News

I am treated differently - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 14:38
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he and Chelsea are treated differently, as he contests a disciplinary charge.

'Continent on edge' - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 14:34
Counter-terror measures across Europe are once again on some front pages, while other papers focus on financial matters.

Mexico arrest over missing students

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 14:21
Mexican police arrest Felipe Rodriguez, accusing of being involved in the murders of 43 students missing from Iguala since September.

VIDEO: Tackling radicalisation in Toulouse

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:39
Fergal Keane meets various groups in Toulouse who are trying to stop young people being recruited by extremists.

Maybe Obama should just 'Shake it Off'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:33

It's a time-honored Washington tradition – the president's rivals offer rebuttals to the State of the Union before the president has even delivered it. That's even easier this year, because the president has spent the last few days previewing his speech as he introduces new policy proposals at events across the country.

House Speaker John Boehner attacked Obama's "free college" proposal in a novel way this morning, in an email with this subject line: "12 Taylor Swift GIFs for you."

He used a different GIF of Taylor Swift to illustrate his argument that the presidents plan will cost taxpayers too much money. 

You can find the whole list here.


Apparently John Boehner is a Taylor Swift fan.



'Critical Mass' Of Rape Allegations Prompted NBC To Cancel Cosby Project

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:22

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said it was "safe to say" there won't be any future projects with the comedian who starred in the network's iconic The Cosby Show.

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French Immigrants To Israel Bring Part Of Home With Them

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:21

French Jews, many with roots in North Africa, have immigrated to Israel since the country's founding. Unlike previous generations, the latest wave of arrivals is retaining more of its French identity.

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Will the UK and Pakistan co-operate on security interests?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:21
The divisions facing Pakistan and the UK on security issues

Rangers fans protest against board

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:16
Hundreds of Rangers fans gather outside the main door of Ibrox Stadium to protest against the club's board.

Pearce not a great coach - Mills

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:05
Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce is "not a great coach, tactician or motivator", says ex-England defender Danny Mills.

A German Plan: House Refugees In An Old Concentration Camp

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:03

With refugees streaming in, Germany is running short of places for them. One city has proposed housing refugees in a barracks on the grounds of the notorious Buchenwald camp.

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'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:00

Cue the music — two more games determine which NFL teams will head to the Super Bowl. Melissa Block gets previews the Conference Championship games with Jane McManus of ESPN.

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US news sites hacked on Twitter

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:59
The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news.

Poor children, a new majority in public schools

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:57

We’ve passed a sobering milestone in this country. For the first time in at least 50 years, the majority of students in public schools are considered poor. That’s according to a new report from the Southern Education Foundation, which found that more than half of students in 2013 qualified for free and reduced-price lunch at school – a widely-used, if imperfect, measure of poverty.

“This is a defining moment,” says Steve Suitts, vice president of the foundation.

We tend to think of poverty as a problem concentrated in rural areas or the inner city, he says. Those boundaries are falling away.

“Even in the suburbs, low-income students are now 40% of the student population in the public schools,” Suitts says. “It’s everyone’s problem.”

Rosetta will prompt image rethink

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:56
The way some images have been drip-fed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission at Comet 67P should prompt a rethink on data policies, the organisation's chief says.

WATCH: SpaceX Booster Crashes On Barge

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:53

The company's resupply mission to the International Space Station went off without a hitch last week, but an attempt to land the spent booster on a floating platform didn't go as well.

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In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:45

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial.

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Satellite Photos Reveal Wider Destruction In Nigeria

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:40

Audie Cornish talks to Adotei Akwei, managing director of government relations for Amnesty International, about the NGO's analysis of satellite photos taken over Nigeria.

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One Month After School Attack, Pakistan Remembers Victims

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:36

It has been a month since an attack in a school in Peshawar killed at least 150 people, mostly school children. On Friday, the country remembered the victims with vigils and demonstrations.

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Leicester 40-23 Scarlets

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:34
Leicester keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the Champions Cup knockout stages with a bonus-point win over Scarlets.