National / International News

Car hire prices 'unfairly vary'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:27
Drivers are being charged different prices online for the same car rental based on where they live in Europe, the European Commission says.

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:24

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.

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'Lover miscarriage' plotters jailed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:18
Two men who plotted to have a pregnant woman beaten up in order to get rid of her unborn child are jailed.

England ready for pro debut - Shrubsole

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:15
England's Anya Shrubsole says the women's Test side face new expectations as professionals, as they prepare to face India.

Ukraine may block Russian aid convoy

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 09:09
Ukrainian officials set conditions for receiving Russian aid in the conflict-torn east, as a convoy of food and medicine departs from near Moscow.

Elemental Storytelling

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:44

Thomas Doyle tells stories with teeny frozen people. They aren't cold. They are frozen in time, but he freezes them with exquisitely suspenseful, Sherlock Holmes-like care.

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VIDEO: 'Williams helped with my green card'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:40
Actor Giles Matthey pays tribute to Robin Williams - who supported his application for a green card after the pair worked together on the film Boulevard.

Man Utd target Rojo requests move

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:32
Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo hands in a transfer request and admits his desire to join Manchester United.

Lotto winner shares win with workmate

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:22
An Edinburgh painter and decorator who won more than £7m on the lottery vows to share some of his fortune with a workmate.

No police action in C. diff outbreak

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:20
Wales' biggest health board will not face police action over an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) at hospitals in north Wales.

Scarratt confident of England success

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:19
England centre Emily Scarratt says her side "have a great chance" of winning the Women's Rugby World Cup.

'Care boy' tells of electric shocks

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:12
A man who went through Jersey's care system describes friendly German soldiers during WW2, and later bullying and electric shocks in a life that became "hell".

Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:01

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, the copter's passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:43

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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Missing brothers 'could be abroad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:42
Three Polish brothers aged between 10 and 15 are missing from the home of their foster parents in Sunderland.

Autonomy exec fights back in HP row

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:36
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been accused in a court filing of "mismanagement" in its 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy.

Hammond rejects MPs' recall for Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11
The foreign secretary says Parliament should not be recalled "at the moment" - after Sir Menzies Campbell joined those wanting MPs to debate the Iraq situation.

The Bush/Obama Quiz: What's The Difference?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11

No wonder we occasionally feel political deja vu.

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In pictures: The Maliki years

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:08
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki

Rhinos to be evacuated in S Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:06
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from its biggest nature park, in the latest move to combat the rise in illegal rhino hunting.
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