National / International News

French comic 'must pay racism fines'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:07
The French interior minister vows to make the comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala pay big fines over his convictions for racist abuse.

VIDEO: Video glasses tested ahead of CES

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:03
Ben Walsh of UK company SunnyCam glasses shows BBC technology correspondent Mark Gregory how the firm's glasses work.

New Year's hangover edition: This week's Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:03

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, Katy Ansite, co-host of the web series “Just the Tips: Taking the Internet’s Advice Seriously,” talks tech and takes the test.

Play along at home, below.

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Darling warns against complacency

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:52
The result of this year's referendum will be closer than opinion polls suggest, according to Alistair Darling.

In Israel, Ariel Sharon's Family Gathers At His Bedside

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:45

The former prime minister has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006. This week, doctors said his condition has worsened. Sharon is 85.

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'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:43

They leap into the air, adjust their tails, land headfirst in the snow, burrow down and hit a teeny moving target — buried 3 feet below. It's their lunch. How does a fox catch a mouse in winter? This is amazing.

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VIDEO: 'Economy mainly improving for rich'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:42
Will earnings increase faster than the cost of living in 2014?

AUDIO: Hammond: 'I can relate to Schumacher'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:30
TV presenter Richard Hammond says he can 'relate' to Michael Schumacher, as he suffered a similar injury in 2006 after a high-speed car crash.

Twin brother murder accused in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:09
A man appears in court charged with murdering his identical twin brother, who died after a fight in a house in Hampshire on New Year's Eve.

AUDIO: Ford to unveil solar-powered car

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:08
Ford is to unveil its first solar-power car at a Las Vegas electronics convention.

Wicked Winter Storm Leaves Deadly Trail Behind As It Moves Out

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:00

After roaring into the Northeast and New England, where it has dumped 2 feet of snow in some places, the system is heading for the Canadian Maritimes and out to sea. As it blasted parts of the nation, the storm caused at least 11 deaths and thousands of canceled flights.

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Haddin has England stumped - Stokes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:59
England's Ben Stokes says they are at a loss as to how to stop Brad Haddin scoring runs during the fifth Ashes Test.

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:43
24 hours of news photos: 3 January

New Year fireworks 2013's top TV show

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:40
BBC One's coverage of the New Year fireworks display had the biggest average TV audience of 2013, beating I'm a Celebrity... and the Wimbledon tennis final.

Thousand migrants saved in 24 hours

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:32
Italian navy and coastguard vessels pick up more than 1,000 Asian and African migrants off the tiny island of Lampedusa in the space of 24 hours.

Rates 'to stay at 0.5% this year'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:32
UK interest rates are unlikely to rise this year, according to a snapshot of views of top economists from the BBC.

NSA 'developing quantum computer'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:30
The NSA is developing a quantum computer to help break the encryption systems used to keep messages secure, reports the Washington Post.

NHS probe into 'porters' drinking'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:27
Six hospital porters at an Edinburgh hospital are suspended following claims they were drinking alcohol while on duty on New Year's Day.

VIDEO: Comedian Les Dennis' darker side

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:26
Comedian Les Dennis plots The Perfect Murder in the stage adaptation of Peter James' novel.

Rajoelina's man wins Madagascar poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:20
Madagascan officials say Hery Rajaonarimampianina, backed by the outgoing president, has won presidential polls, but his rival disputes the result.

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