National / International News

AUDIO: BT confident over broadcast growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:32
BT reports its first rise in consumer revenues after strong demand for fibre optic broadband and on demand TV.

Clegg laughs at 'shrinking man' jibe

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:31
Nick Clegg attempts to laugh off a Labour election broadcast portraying him as "the Un-credible Shrinking Man".

Pair guilty of shop cellar murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:28
Two men are found guilty of murdering a grandmother who was left to die in the basement of a shop in Kent.

War-weariness key to ending fight over Homs

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:25
How war-weariness ended long fight over Homs

Sloviansk divided over land and identity

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:24
Sloviansk citizens divided over land and identity

Nigeria kidnaps 'a turning point'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:19
The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls "will be the beginning of the end of terror" in Nigeria, says President Goodluck Jonathan.

Thousands attend fire family funeral

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:14
More than 2,000 people attend a Sheffield mosque for the funeral of three children and two women killed in a house fire.

Twelvetrees a doubt for England tour

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:10
Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees will be out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury and may miss England's tour of New Zealand.

England's shortcomings: Why debate is timely

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:03
With Brazil 2014 approaching, few can deny a need for "radical" examination of the state of English football, says David Bond.

Former U.S. General In Africa: 'I Think We Can' Help Find Nigerian Girls

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 06:03

Carter Ham's former command will be part of the U.S. effort to hunt for schoolgirls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group in Nigeria.

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Company investigates bus blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:57
Passengers and a driver flee a single-deck bus in Gwynedd after it fills with smoke and bursts into flames.

S Sudan 'crimes against humanity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:54
Both sides in South Sudan's conflict have committed crimes against humanity, including mass killings, sexual slavery and gang-rape, a UN report says.

MPs to vote on letting agent fee ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:53
Labour says it will bring forward a vote in the Commons in an attempt to ban rental firms from charging letting fees to tenants.

Call for clearer meat packaging

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:46
Faith leaders have called for clearer packaging after it emerged some meat is sold which could qualify as halal but is not labelled as such.

400 new jobs for Newtownabbey

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:41
Four hundred jobs are to be created in Newtownabbey, County Antrim by business IT services firm Capita.

Huge blast 'destroys Aleppo hotel'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:40
A large explosion in the centre of the Syrian city of Aleppo has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, state media and activists report.

Bullied blind woman films abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:39
A blind woman who was regularly sworn at by bullies and nearly mugged wears a body camera so police can identify the culprits.

Is the UK quite good at education after all?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:26
Is the UK quite good at education after all?

VIDEO: Hall 'rape victim' not 'gold-digger'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:24
A woman who claims ex-broadcaster Stuart Hall repeatedly raped her has told a court she was not a "gold-digger" wanting compensation.

How long will your retirement savings live?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:39

What's scarier than dying young? Well, for some, it's living longer without having enough money saved to ensure a good quality of life during retirement. 

Marketplace economics contributor Chris Farrell joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio with tips about how to make sure your savings live as long as you do. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 


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