National / International News

Buying A Detroit House For $500, And Then Explaining Why

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:23

Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.

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Call for safe staff levels across NHS

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:18
Safe staffing levels should be extended beyond nurse numbers in England to include midwives and doctors, especially in A&E units, MPs say.

Crimewatch plea over sex attack raid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:11
The BBC's Crimewatch programme will feature an appeal to find an armed man who tied up, robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in her home.

Pre-referendum budget to be backed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:09
The Scottish government's final budget before the independence referendum is expected to be backed in principle by parliament.

Ex-US governor 'took improper gifts'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:02
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are charged with illegally accepting lavish gifts from a businessman while he was in office.

US and UN 'horror' at Syria report

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:00
The US and UN express horror at allegations in a new report that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees.

The fall and rise of mannequins that look like real women

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:47
Shoppers browsing the latest collections will be able to see clothes displayed on size 16 mannequins, but how have these figures changed over the years?

VIDEO: Meet museum's experts in the unusual

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:26
The Identification and Advisory Service at the Natural History Museum in London is a team of experts who study unusual specimens brought in by the public and try to determine what they are.

Using snow to design safer streets

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:19
Using snowfall to design safer streets

The Sahara memorial seen from space

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:16
Building a desert memorial to a plane disaster

What happened to the McIntosh apple?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:13
The Apple Mac has risen spectacularly since its launch 30 years ago. But what happened to the apple variety it's named after?

VIDEO: Data recorder analyses driving

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:13
American car giant General Motors are offering racing enthusiasts a 'performance data recorder' on its Corvette range.

VIDEO: Homeless Brazilians occupy land

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:08
Thousands of homeless families occupy an area of land in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, calling for more to be done about the housing shortage.

VIDEO: Can Beckham bring soccer to Miami?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:05
Can David Beckham bring Major League Soccer to Miami?

Force pension saving says think tank

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:03
People in Britain must save more than six times the amount they are currently to avoid poverty in retirement says the Policy Exchange think tank.

Ofgem: Npower report 'misleading'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:00
The energy regulator Ofgem accuses the electricity and gas supplier Npower of publishing a "misleading" report.

Toy firms banking on pester power

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:00
Toy firms aim for brand loyalty from youngsters

VIDEO: David Baddiel on the Anelka gesture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:58
Writer and comedian David Baddiel speaks to BBC Newsnight about the row stirred up by Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture, and the wider issues of combining football, business, comedy and racism.

Flood funds gap 'puts homes at risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:56
Some 250,000 more homes are expected to face significant flooding by 2035 because of a shortfall in funding, an independent committee says.

Big Bike-Sharing Supplier's Bankruptcy Doesn't Doom U.S. Programs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:50

The Public Bike System Company is the main supplier for bike-sharing systems around the country, from San Francisco to New York City, and it declared bankruptcy Monday. But experts say this isn't a big bump in the road — and in fact, bike-sharing is here to stay.

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