National / International News

Reported US military sex assaults up

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:10
Reported sexual assaults in the US military rise by 8% this year to 5,983, with nearly two-thirds of those who reported saying they faced retaliation.

Scottish Beaver Trial final report

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:02
The Scottish Beaver Trial, the first formal reintroduction of a mammal ever to take place in the UK, has published its final report.

Where will 'sledgehammer' cuts fall?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:01
Public services in the UK are facing a protracted squeeze, but where will the cuts be made? We ask four experts.

India 'too reliant' on China drugs

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:01
India's government is worried the country is too dependent on Chinese drug imports, and could be vulnerable if relations between the two countries deteriorate.

'You can't train in an engine room'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:00
The cruise ship engineer dreaming of FA Cup glory this weekend

Major shake-up at Edinburgh Council

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:57
City of Edinburgh Council is expected to announce plans for major changes to how y it is run after a year-long review by its chief executive.

Scotland lowers drink-drive limit

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:57
A new law comes into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than that elsewhere in the UK.

'Degree of hope' over talks deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:57
A DUP minister says there is "some degree of hope" of a prospect of a deal in the cross-party talks taking place at Stormont.

A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:46

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

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Labour must up its game - Burnham

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:12
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says Labour needs to "up our game" if the party is to win the general election.

Court Rules Chimps Don't Have Same Rights As People

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:04

The New York Supreme Court's appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y., to a sanctuary.

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Australian senate backs migrant bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01
Australia's senate narrowly approves changes to migration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees.

Food giant accused over cash request

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01
Food giant Premier Foods has received millions of pounds from its suppliers in return for the chance to continue working with it, Newsnight learns.

Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:52

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.

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VIDEO: UK support for Afghanistan 'to go on'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:49
Lyse Doucet reports on the future of Afghanistan as British troops return back to the UK.

At Beer Mile Championships, Scientist Sets New Women's Record

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:45

In a dizzying finish, American Elizabeth Herndon set a new women's mark in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas, last night.

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'New Republic,' In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:29

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop to 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.

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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:21

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

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Gut bacteria 'help attack malaria'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:17
Friendly bacteria in the human gut can trigger a natural immune response against malaria, say researchers.