National / International News

South Sudan fighting ahead of talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:37
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan, the army tells the BBC, as the warring factions prepare to begin peace talks in Ethiopia.

Weapons find at Palestinian mission

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:32
Czech police say that they have found weapons at the home of the Palestinian ambassador who was killed by an explosion at his home in Prague on Wednesday.

Weapon used in fatal attack on boxer

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:30
A weapon was used in a "brutal attack" in which an amateur boxer suffered serious injuries and later died, police say.

Q&A: Rail fare rises

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:20
Why is the cost of train travel going up?

PM backs 'life means life' sentences

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:09
David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.

New Year's resolution: Don't get hacked

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:07

For some tech companies, hopes to not get hacked in 2014 have already been dashed.

Self-destructing messaging app Snapchat is on the defensive this week. 4.6 million user names -- and their associated phone numbers -- were leaked in a security breach. And Microsoft calling service Skype has become the latest victim of the hacking unit calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. That's after the S.E.A. apparently hacked into Skype's Twitter and Facebook accounts and started broadcasting messages telling people not to use Microsoft because the company sells data to governments. The BBC's Dave Lee joins us to help explain.

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