National / International News

The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:56

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:55

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.

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New Fidel Castro pictures released

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:23
A series of photographs showing Cuban ex-President Fidel Castro are published in Cuban state media following speculation about his health.

Journalist gives up Egypt passport

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:20
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy renounces his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release from jail after the deportation of Peter Greste.

Santander profits up on branch focus

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:17
The eurozone's largest bank, Santander, reports a 32% jump in annual pre-tax profits and says it will continue to focus on retail banking in 2015.

Lower oil price hits BP profits

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:05
BP reports a fall in underlying profits and says it will reduce spending on exploration because of lower oil prices.

VIDEO: The Balkans genocide cases explained

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 23:00
Judges at the highest court of the United Nations are ruling on genocide cases between Croatia and Serbia.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:58
Levy intervenes to block Adebayor move, Lambert turns down a transfer to Villa, Coutinho agrees new Reds deal, plus more

Slaughterhouse animal 'abuse' probed

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:54
Four men at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras film alleged mistreatment of animals.

Ronaldo worth at least £300m - agent

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:52
Cristiano Ronaldo would sell for at least £300m if Real Madrid decided to let him go, according to the player's agent.

VIDEO: People have 'wrong idea' about agents

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:49
In an interview with the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan, Portuguese football agent Jorge Mendes defends the amount of money in the game.

Oyelowo: TV 'ignoring' black actors

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:40
Selma star David Oyelowo says British period dramas are failing to cast black actors.

Screen time 'harms teenagers' sleep'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:38
The longer a teenager spends using electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones, the worse their sleep will be, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Revitalising areas with £1 homes

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:14
Rising property prices have made it increasingly difficult for people to get on the property ladder, but councils in Stoke and Liverpool have been tackling the issue with innovative schemes.

Blood cancer drug offered on NHS

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 22:00
Leukaemia patients in Wales are offered the chance to get a new cancer drug free on the NHS.

Councillors set to face term limits

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 21:37
Councillors face limits on the length of time they can serve, along with pay cuts, as plans for a radical shake-up of local government in Wales are unveiled.

A Sigh Of Relief For The Murdoch Media Empire

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 21:32

The U.S. Justice Department decides not to prosecute Rupert Murdoch's media companies for their role in a cellphone voice mail hacking scandal.

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Huge increase in drug finds in jail

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 21:28
There has been a huge increase in the number of drugs finds in Northern Ireland's only high-security jail over the past two years, the BBC has learned.

Golfer's court battle set to begin

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 21:21
Rory McIlroy's court case against his former management agent is set to begin in the Irish High Court later.

Death penalty for S Korea soldier

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 21:13
A South Korean soldier who shot dead five of his comrades and injured seven others has been sentenced to death, Yonhap reports.