National / International News

Taiwan students to end trade protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 18:55
Students protesting against a trade deal with China say they will end their occupation of Taiwan's parliament.

Samsung forecasts drop in profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 18:34
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of TVs and mobile phones, forecasts a fall in profits for the second quarter in a row.

Japan and Australia agree trade deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 17:30
Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.

Venezuela leader to meet opposition

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:53
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is set to meet the opposition for the first time since the start of street protests that left 39 dead.

How can Wikipedia woo women editors?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:21
Trying to close the online encyclopedia's 'information gap'

Quebec holds provincial elections

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:20
Polls have closed in the Canadian province of Quebec as the province's main separatist party ends its bid to win a legislative majority.

Artist creates personal map of city

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:19
The artist who drew a city by hand

The place where Chelsea Pensioners live

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:18
Why would a retirement home have rooms with no ceilings?

The ex-GP with an art treasure trove

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:15
The retired doctor with a world-class art collection

'I saw armed gang murder my family'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 16:09
A powerful story of one woman's terrifying ordeal

US warns Russia over Ukraine tension

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:53
The US voices "great concern" about tension in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia demonstrators seized government buildings in three cities.

Lottery funding for community groups

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:41
Almost 60 community projects are awarded a share of £10m in grants from the Big Lottery Fund to improve their facilities.

Top Lib Dem urges top tax rate cut

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:32
A former Liberal Democrat minister backs calls from Tory backbenchers for the top rate of income tax to be cut to 40%.

Mortier given posthumous opera award

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:30
Opera director Gerard Mortier, who died last month aged 70, is given a posthumous lifetime achievement honour at the International Opera Awards.

Firms complain of high delivery fees

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:29
Hundreds of businesses in Scotland say they are having to pay more for deliveries because of their postcodes.

Slavery law 'must focus on victims'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:29
A proposed new law to combat modern-day slavery needs to be strengthened, with more attention given to victims, say MPs and peers.

Argument Over Requested Leave Preceded Fort Hood Shootings

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:27

Army officials say Spc. Iván López opened fire after a dispute over his request for leave. Within eight minutes, López allegedly fired 35 shots.

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Windows XP end puts firms in a fix

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:22
Windows XP demise gives small firms a tech dilemma

The Whole Foods way of engaging staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:06
The firm that believes in executive sleepovers

VIDEO: Are two heads better than one?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-07 15:05
In the first of a new series, Steve Tappin, reports on US food business Whole Foods, which has two CEOs instead of just one.
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