Monthly Archives: January 2015

Booming: Television News Channels in India

Booming: Television News Channels in India {thumbnail} News programmes have suddenly become hot property and are vying for attention with other popular programmes telecast in different channels. All major television broadcasters are including at least one news channel to their bouquet. The biggest headache for launching a satellite channel is programme software for round the clock. In this juncture, newsgathering ...

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Shiite Rebels Shell Yemeni Leader's House, Seize Presidential Palace

Houses of local residents are seen damaged in clashes that erupted between presidential guards and Shiite Houthi fighters in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday. Hani Ali /Xinhua /Landov hide caption itoggle caption Hani Ali /Xinhua /Landov Update at 11:55 a.m. ET The Yemeni president’s house is being shelled by Shiite rebels and the presidential palace has been reportedly seized. Nadia al-Saqqaf, ...

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Why Europe's Economy Threatens Global Growth

3 min 30 sec Download Ahead of Europe’s central bank meeting, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All ...

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Traces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water Supply After Spill

A warning sign shows the location of a 12-inch oil pipeline owned by Bridger Pipeline Co. that spilled up to 50,000 gallons of crude along the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Mont. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption itoggle caption Matthew Brown/AP Officials in Montana have detected traces of oil in the water supply of the town of Glendive, days after up to ...

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Jury Selection To Start In Aurora, Colo., Mass Shooting Trial

A view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin Tuesday at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption itoggle caption Brennan Linsley/AP Jury selections starts today for the trial of James Holmes, the man accused of killing ...

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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

7 min 18 sec Download Mohamedou Ould Slahi joined al-Qaida in the early 1990s in Afghanistan, was seized in his native Mauritania a decade later, and was sent to Jordan where he was held for months. He eventually landed at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, where he remains. Today, he’s the first man still imprisoned at Guantanamo to have ...

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The State Of The Union Is … 'Free And Restless'?

[embedded content][View the story “The State of Our Union Is…” on Storify] Presidents often characterize the state of the union as “strong” — last year President Obama remarked: “It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.” It seems whatever the crisis du jour is, the State of the Union address is a chance for the ...

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White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

6 min 28 sec Download The White House says it could consider congressional action against Iran later in the year, but emphasized it wants more time to see if negotiations over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program can work. “If Congress wants to act later in the year, we could consider that, but at the moment they ought to give us ...

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