National / International News

Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:34
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:24

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.

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Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:11
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:54
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.

Hand luggage advice amid bag delays

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:40
Travel experts advise passengers to pack essential items in their hand luggage after baggage reclaim delays at Gatwick Airport.

Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:38

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.

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VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London bus

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:30
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Big GCSE result variations predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:29
England's schools are being told to expect big variability in their GCSE results because of the largest changes to the exams for several years.

Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:20
The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.

I let my supporters down - Jamieson

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:20
Scotland's Michael Jamieson says he "let people down" by not winning gold at Glasgow 2014 but vows to come back stronger.

Court In Uganda Throws Out Anti-Gay Law

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:09

The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when Parliament voted on the measure, which made some acts of homosexuality punishable with life in prison.

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UDA memorial not funded by executive

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:04
The Housing Executive says a plaque to UDA members in south Belfast was not part of a memorial garden it funded in the Annadale Flats area.

Town to get £2m after pier blaze

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:04
Eastbourne is to get a boost of up to £2m following a fire that left the former arcade on the town's pier a charred shell, Downing Street has said.

Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:03

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.

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Miliband London job claim criticised

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:02
Ed Miliband's claim that "four out of five" new jobs in Britain were in London has been questioned by the UK statistics watchdog.

The next generation to get corporate attention

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:00

Brands and corporations pay good money to people from Generation X to figure out how to get folks from Generation Y, the Millennials, to open their wallets. Now, a new group is getting corporate love: Generation Z (at least that's what they're called until someone finds a better name). Marketplace’s Mark Garrison spoke with Dan Gould, senior cultural strategist at market research firm Sparks and Honey, which is studying Generation Z and its growing buying power.

Click the media player above to hear Dan Gould in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report guest host Mark Garrison.

Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You Learned About Millennials from sparks & honey

Wallabies fans to trial moving seats

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:55
Rugby Union supporters in Australia will pilot moveable seats during their Test against New Zealand on 16 August.

Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:55
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.

Man arrested over murder of girl, 7

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:54
A 47-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a seven-year-old girl in Nottingham, as police are given more time to question a second suspect.

EU-US trade talks 'not open enough'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:45
A top European watchdog urges more EU transparency over key talks on a free trade deal with the US.
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