National / International News

Making economy flights more comfortable

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:06
How one man was inspired to design and produce economy class plane seats that free up more legroom.

Hoy to receive BBC lifetime award

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:06
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy will be given the lifetime achievement honour at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality awards.

New complaints over NHS ombudsman

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:05
More than 140 families voice fresh concerns about how the NHS ombudsman in England handles patients' complaints, week after a report raised the alarm.

Oil sector on brink of upheaval

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:04
Is the oil industry at a turning point?

Firms awarded third of NHS contracts

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:04
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force, an investigation has found.

Rail work to cause Christmas delays

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:03
Train travellers will once again face delays and cancellations because of engineering work on some of the country's biggest lines over Christmas.

US 'reaches $1tn spending deal'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:02
US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.

Kenya orders Al-Jazeera investigation

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:00
Kenya calls an Al-Jazeera report alleging the use of extrajudicial killings "scandalous" and says it will investigate its makers.

Energy customers told to reclaim cash

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:00
Millions of energy customers who have money left in old accounts are being given further encouragement to reclaim it by the energy industry.

In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:59

The Republican and Democratic parties will be able to collect an additional $97,200 per year from donors to pay for presidential nominating conventions.

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VIDEO: "Ah stop!": Anger at Irish water charges surges online

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:59
Anger at Irish water charges surges online

Liverpool not good enough - Rodgers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:55
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits his team has not been good enough after a failed Champions League campaign.

VIDEO: Duke and Duchess visit 9/11 memorial

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:47
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 memorial and museum on the final day of their visit to New York and Washington.

In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:46

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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NFL's Newton in hospital after crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:39
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to hospital with fractures to his lower back after a two-vehicle crash.

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Torture is always wrong'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:39
Following the release of a report on CIA interrogation techniques in the years after the 9/11 attacks, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron said it was important to be clear that torture is wrong.

VIDEO: How BBC Urdu 'discovered' Malala

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:23
Editor Aamer Ahmed Khan explains how the BBC Urdu service first gave a public voice to Malala Yousafzai.

When did 'die-ins' become a form of protest?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:19
Previous generations had sit-ins. When did it change?

After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:10

"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

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Clarke set to play on for Australia

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 14:01
Australia captain Michael Clarke has had treatment on his back and hopes to be able to play on in the Test against India.