National / International News

Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 01:01

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.

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Kabul Postcard: A Neighborhood In Transistion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 01:01

As NPR Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry wraps up his assignment, he assesses the change in his neighborhood, which has gone from dirt streets to upscale shopping centers.

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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 01:01

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.

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Star Wars character names revealed

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:49
The names of characters played by John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are revealed in a set of trading cards.

Pedestrian killed in taxi crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:44
A 32-year-old pedestrian has died after being knocked down by a taxi in Broxburn in West Lothian, police said.

VIDEO: Spider-Man's new nemesis: Cairo living

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:37
Superhero struggles to cope with Cairo's daily grind

VIDEO: The councils making millions from parking fines

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:35
Keith Doyle reports on profits made by councils in England from parking fines.

Man deported as UK wife's pay too low

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:34
A man from South Africa faces deportation with his family after his British wife is deemed not to be earning enough by an immigration panel.

VIDEO: MP: Fishing job remark 'not sexist'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:19
Labour MP Frank Doran says it was not sexist to say he was unsure whether the fisheries minister is "a job for a woman".

Warner puts Australia in control

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:14
Australia reach 290-5 at the close of play on the fourth day of the first Test in Adelaide, to lead India by 363.

'CS gas attack' closes hospital ward

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:12
A hospital A&E ward is closed after a suspected CS gas attack by a man who had been arrested by police.

VIDEO: The end of out-of-focus photography?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:05
The camera where you can change your focus after you take a picture.

VIDEO: Why do so many people feel so lonely?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:00
A poll commissioned by the BBC suggests that around four-million people expect to spend most of Christmas Day alone this year.

When Americans Head To Syria, How Much Of A Threat Do They Pose?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:49

In recent cases, teenage Americans were caught en route to Syria. They seem to be more naive than actual threats. U.S. law enforcement is trying to decide how to deal with them.

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A Liberian Prof Doesn't Like What He's Seeing On The News Blackboard

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:38

Samuel Gbazeki is one of the many Liberians who stop by the Daily Talk blackboard to check out the news. The English professor has a lot to say about the latest headlines.

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Britain spoke to US about CIA report

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:38
British intelligence agencies spoke to US counterparts about a report into CIA interrogation before it was published, Downing Street says.

VIDEO: 3D printed dress ready for catwalk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:37
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Liberia's Daily Talk: All The News That Fits On A Blackboard

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:33

The New York Times says it's the most widely read news source in Liberia's capital. It consists of a blackboard, upon which a journalist writes regular updates about everything from politics to Ebola.

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Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:19
The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria says more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in a twin bomb attack.

Niece murder accused on more charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:16
A Nottingham woman accused of murdering her niece faces further charges of cruelty to the girl and two other children.