National / International News

Brazilian police crack 'darknet'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:20
Police in Brazil uncover a huge child pornography network hidden in the so-called 'darknet', with 55 people arrested in a year-long operation.

Is reheated pasta less fattening?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:15
Could cooling and then reheating your meal make it less fattening?

The emergence of the counter-free bank branch

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:01
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass

Third kits are pointless, says MP

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:01
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron says third kits are unnecessary and another example of "football clubs fleecing fans".

NI talks must lift blockages says PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
Talks in Northern Ireland must "lift the blockages" stopping politicians from delivering effective government, says David Cameron.

16ft Wharton statue to be unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
A 16ft statue of Arthur Wharton, the world's first black professional footballer, will be unveiled at St George's Park.

VIDEO: Tech giants' frozen egg fertility perk

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:52
US tech giants offer to freeze female employees' eggs in the hope of attracting more women to the male-dominated industry.

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:51

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:44

A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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VIDEO: How China limits access to foreign TV

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:41
For years China has sought to limit access to foreign TV and websites which broadcast and publish pictures and information which the government wants to restrict access to

How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:03

Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.

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HBO to offer online-only service

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:56
The premium channel will offer streaming-only service in 2015. The move is seen a response to competition from Amazon and Netflix and a way to offer younger consumers more choice.

Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:44

On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.

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Brazil prison hostage drama resolved

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:30
A two-day standoff at a jail in the southern Brazilian state of Parana ends after a group of prisoners free 10 guards they had taken hostage.

Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:25

Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.

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You can buy for $150,000

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:09

Yes, there's a market for everything, even

First of all: that domain name exists. But secondly: the guy who owns it, Jon Schultz, bought it six years ago for $13,500. The asking price today? $150,000, according to the Washington Post.

If that's too dour, Schultz also owns,, and

Yes, all of them are for sale, too.




IS 'retreating' in key Syria town

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:09
Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.

Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:07

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

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Alonso is leaving - Di Montezemolo

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:06
Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company's outgoing president Luca Di Montezemolo confirms.