National / International News

Chevron Spends Big, And Loses Big, In A City Council Race

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-05 17:06

Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.

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East Germany's trade in human beings

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:57
How East Germany secretly sold people it didn't want

Disconnected ready to make Westminster pay

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:55
Mark Mardell says mainstream politicians patronise the electorate at their peril.

Hybrid warfare: The new conflict

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:42
Vladimir Putin is accused of a new type of hybrid warfare, in which propaganda and provocation take centre stage, says Bridget Kendall.

One killed in fresh Jerusalem car attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:41
A Palestinian driver rams a car into pedestrians in East Jerusalem killing a policeman, the second such attack in the past two weeks.

When soldiers roamed around Stonehenge

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:24
How Stonehenge site became the world's largest military camp

'Ethical duty' to cut NHS waste

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:22
Doctors across the UK are being told they have an ethical duty to prevent waste in the NHS.

Clegg seeking Northern rail boost

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:53
Commuters in the north of England are using "decrepit" trains that would be unacceptable in London, Nick Clegg is to claim as he pushes for more investment.

Survivors want level crossing closed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:43
Survivors fear 2004 level crossing disaster could happen again

North Korea becomes tech-savvy

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:39
Surfing the net in the Hermit Kingdom

Headset guides blind people in cities

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:36
A headset that guides visually impaired people around cities has been developed by Microsoft and charity Guide Dogs.

Ebola Cases Seen Declining In Liberia, WHO Says In New Update

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:25

There are currently 13,042 confirmed or suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus in six countries, the World Health Organization says.

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Sainsbury's and Netto start new chain

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:01
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's hopes to take on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl as it opens the first of 15 stores with Danish discount chain Netto.

Minister to call for fuel price cut

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:01
Treasury minister Danny Alexander is to urge major fuel retailers to drop their prices after recent falls in the cost of oil.

VIDEO: Inside legendary East German studios

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:01
Talking Movies' Tom Brook visits legendary German film studios Babelsberg to find out what was happening there before the Berlin Wall fell - and afterwards.

VIDEO: Bird's-eye view of Gatwick runway plans

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 15:00
Richard Westcott takes to the skies above Gatwick Airport for a pilot's-eye view of what a second runway would look like.

Nigeria reveals wave of jailbreaks

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 14:51
More than 2,000 prisoners have escaped over the last five years in Nigeria, the authorities say, mainly because of attacks by Boko Haram militants.

'Gay cake' legal challenge to begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-05 14:37
An equality watchdog confirms it is beginning legal action against a Christian-run bakery firm over its refusal to bake a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.

49ers Running Back Retires From NFL, Without Playing A Snap

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-05 14:28

Running back Marcus Lattimore, 23, retired from the NFL Wednesday. He says he chose a higher quality of life, citing a lingering knee injury. Lattimore reportedly has a $1.7 million insurance policy.

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