National / International News

VIDEO: Can Mary Rose help modern medicine?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:20
Almost 500 years after it sank and 30 years after it was raised from the seabed, Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, is playing a new role - in modern medicine.

Camille Cosby defends her husband

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:19
Camille Cosby speaks out for the first time to defend her husband against sexual assault allegations made by more than 15 women.

VIDEO: Portas call for high street help

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:11
Retail expert Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" to rejuvenate Britain's struggling high streets.

'Nut rage' exec faces criminal probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:05
South Korea's transport ministry says it will file a criminal probe against the Korean Air "nut rage" executive and take disciplinary measures against the airline.

Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:03

Thousands of people are imprisoned for decades, if not life, because of tough drug sentences. Now judges, lawyers and advocates ask whether it's time to dial back those penalties.

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From Judges To Inmates, Finding The Human Casualties Of Mandatory Sentencing

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:03

Amid the backdrop of debate inside Washington and across the country, an NPR series will focus on the human toll of these mandatory prison sentences.

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Many die in Pakistan school assault

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:53
At least 23 people have been killed and 40 hurt in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

NI property loans sold to US fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:51
Royal Bank of Scotland sells loans related to Northern Ireland properties to the US private equity fund Cerberus.

Kerry Smith resigns from UKIP

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:46
Kerry Smith resigns from the UK Independence Party after being forced to quit as a prospective parliamentary candidate.

Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:46

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.

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Complaint-hit festive park shuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:38
A scandal-hit Christmas attraction, created with input from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, closes down permanently after a backer "pulls out".

'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:36

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.

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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:28

The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?

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Co-op fails banking stress tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:27
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.

President's Task Force To Re-Examine How Police Interact With Public

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:26

Tensions between police and communities of color are grabbing the nation's attention — all the way up to the White House. The Obama administration has announced a new task force to tackle the problem.

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Thierry Henry retires from football

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:25
Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement from football at the age of 37 after leaving New York Red Bulls.

Brent oil price falls below $60

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:25
The price of Brent crude drops below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years as oil prices continue to slide.

Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:24

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.

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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamon

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:22

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian émigré is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.

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UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:21
The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.