National / International News

'Caring and doting' father beat baby

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:54
A "caring and doting" father broken his daughter's neck and damaged her spine after shaking her, swinging her by the legs and sitting on her, a court hears.

Making it a meatless Thanksgiving with Tofurky

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:48

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so throw on your stretchy pants.It’s time for mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, ham and of course a giant turkey right in the middle of the table. Many will deep-fry their turkey, others will stick it in the oven and baste it. But there are those who will eat tofu, or Tofurky to be exact.

"Tofurky is a meat alternative that is the original and number one selling meat alternative turkey in America," says Seth Tibbott, founder and president of the Tofurky Company.

Soybean-rich Tofurky has been a reliable vegan and vegetarian go-to at Thanksgiving gatherings for the past 20 years.

"We first sold 500 tofurky roasts in Portland, Oregon, in 1995," Tibbott says.

The company remains a family-owned and independent enterprise.

"We never sold equity to any outside investors or venture capitalists," says Tibbott. "I wish I had Kickstarter around when I started it."

New centre of the sporting world?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:47
How and why Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have launched a land grab of sporting events unmatched anywhere in the world.

NI golf resort plan 'has floundered'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:42
Plans for a £100m golf resort near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim have floundered, according to informed sources.

VIDEO: 'I'll never stop missing my Breck'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:28
Lorin LaFave, whose 14-year-old son, Breck Bednar, was stabbed to death by an "internet predator", says she is lost and heartbroken.

Plastic bag protest in Ivory Coast

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:27
Police in Ivory Coast fire tear gas and use batons to disperse crowds protesting about a ban on plastic bags used to carry water.

Take A Bite Out Of Ringo: Giant Cookies Honor Pop Culture Icons

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:13

From Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy, two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

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VIDEO: Edwards feisty over Gatland question

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:08
A question about pressure on Wales coach Warren Gatland draws a feisty response from defence coach Shaun Edwards.

'100 suggestions' to chair abuse probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:37
More than 100 names have been suggested to chair an inquiry into historic child abuse, the top civil servant at the Home Office tells MPs.

Facebook hosted Rigby murder chat

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:24
Facebook hosted a conversation by one of Fusilier Lee Rigby's killers in which he said he wanted to kill a soldier, five months before the attack, the BBC learns.

How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:24

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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Raqqa air strikes 'kill civilians'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:16
At least 23 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.

The problem with freezing stem cells

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:06
What went wrong with a cancer treatment that should have healed rather than harmed.

'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:05

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

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Tesco 'gifts for boys' sign removed

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:43
A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".

VIDEO: David Mellor recorded in taxi row

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:40
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.

'Tour may raise World Cup questions'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:32
England are desperate for a winning one-day formula, but a tour of Sri Lanka could raise more questions than answers.

Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:28
Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:24
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say.

France puts Russian warship on hold

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:20
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.