National / International News

U.S. Judge Sides With Iraq, Blocks Kurds' Attempt To Sell Oil

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A U.S. judge has blocked an effort by Iraq's Kurdistan region to sell $100 million worth of crude oil to refiners in the U.S. It's sitting in a giant tanker ship off the coast of Texas. The judge agreed with the Iraqi government that the oil belongs to it and not the Kurds.

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As Pharma Jobs Leave N.J., Office Space Ghost Towns Remain

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

In the last 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.

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New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Sparks Outrage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:59

A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.

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Dog walker and runner help stop rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:57
A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:51
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

AIB returns to profit after bail out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:49
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:48
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

U.N. Aid Agency: Israeli Tank Shells Slam U.N. School, Killing 15

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:43

Wednesday's reported strike at a school sheltering people displaced by the war in Gaza came amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of fighting with Hamas.

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Secret Cinema to begin one week late

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.

Millions to see power bill cut

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem.

Toure confirms future is at Man City

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:16
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".

Cemetery plans opposed by neighbours

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:06
Plans for a huge new cemetery beside the south Antrim village of Dundrod meets strong opposition from a group of residents.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:04
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:50
The picture-based social media site has revealed a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages.

VIDEO: 'UK must respond to Ebola threat'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:29
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "a threat" the UK must respond to - and announced that he will chair an emergency Cobra meeting about the virus on Wednesday.

The dead dog that changed colour twice

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:19
The dog that stole charity money to buy biscuits

VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:18
World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.

VIDEO: Huge water main leak gouges LA road

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:37
A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles, local officials say.

Lisicki hits fastest women's serve

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:27
Sabine Lisicki hits the fastest serve in the history of women's tennis at 131mph during a first-round loss in Stanford.

Airline apology over drug warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 22:16
Australia's Jetstar apologises after an attendant on a Sydney-bound flight warned passengers to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.
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