National / International News

Just How New Is The 'New' GM?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 23:42

During her grilling before Congress, CEO Mary Barra insisted the new GM is different and better than the old GM. But are the company and its cars really new and improved? The answer is complicated.

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Damien Hirst to publish autobiography

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 23:40
Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography and promises to lay bare the British modern art world in which he has become so successful.

Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 23:40

A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.

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New rail services for mid Wales

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 23:19
New peak hourly trains between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury are among extra services to be funded on the Cambrian and Heart of Wales rail lines.

Egypt jails four men for gay acts

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 23:10
A court in Egypt sentences four men to up to eight years in prison for committing homosexual acts, drawing condemnation and concern over personal freedoms.

Critical phase in missing matter hunt

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 23:09
An experiment located at the bottom of a US gold mine could offer the best chance yet of detecting dark matter, scientists believe.

Profits optimism for Welsh companies

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:53
Businesses are growing increasingly confident about the Welsh economy with many expecting to increase profits and employ more staff, says a survey.

Woman, 81, attacked with hammer

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:53
An 81-year-old woman is repeatedly hit over the head with a hammer during a failed robbery at her Bristol home.

Major movie studios sue Megaupload

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:35
Six of the biggest movie studios sue file-sharing site Megaupload and its key operators, including founder Kim Dotcom.

VIDEO: Spinal shock revives paralysed legs

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:25
Four men who were paralysed from the chest down have begun to move parts of their legs again after ground-breaking treatment in the US.

Bid to free British Guantanamo man

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:09
A motion seeking the immediate release on the grounds of ill-health of a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is filed in a US court by a campaign group.

End Of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble For Some

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 22:06

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday. The move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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Village hopes to stub out smoking

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:57
A village is hoping to become smoke-free by asking people not to smoke in public places.

La. Congressman Asks For Forgiveness After Compromising Video

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:47

A newspaper in West Monroe, La., published a video of freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.

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Senate OKs Jobless Bill; House Prospects Slimmer

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:38

The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Republican supporters appealed to Speaker Boehner to permit election-year action in the House too.

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Sea search for more plane signals

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:27
Teams searching for the missing Malaysian plane say they need more further contact with signals before sending a submersible to search for debris.

'Tragic' Peaches on front pages

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:18
The death of TV presenter Peaches Geldof features on most front pages, while the controversy over Culture Secretary Maria Miller's expenses rumbles on.

Tube 'inserted in wrong patient'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 21:08
A memo is sent out to staff in the Northern Health Trust after a plastic tube is accidentally inserted into the wrong patient at Antrim Area Hospital.

Illegal parking fines refunded

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 20:58
An east London council is refunding up to £347,000 to drivers after parking tickets were illegally issued by a dozen cameras.

Liberals head for Quebec victory

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 20:22
Quebec's Liberal Party is set to form a majority provincial government, routing the Canadian province's main separatist party.
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