National / International News

VIDEO: Moss 'still wanted all over the world'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:59
As the much anticipated Kate Moss collection for Topshop goes on sale in shops and online in 40 countries, the BBC's Victoria Fritz speaks to Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:43
PSG could cool Hazard interest, Chelsea to sign Paulinho, Man Utd get Reus boost, Rooney set for captaincy snub, new Terry deal, plus more.

Government backs UK spaceport plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:42
The government backs plans for a UK spaceport and a huge expansion of the UK space industry, which it hopes can achieve a value of £40bn by 2030.

Live TV subtitling is 'too slow'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:38
On-screen subtitling lags too far behind speech on live TV programmes, UK media watchdog Ofcom says.

More time for stabbed teacher police

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:26
Police are given more time to question a 15-year-old boy about the fatal stabbing of a teacher attacked in front of her pupils.

Stop and search to be overhauled

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:25
A new code of practice for police stop and searches is to be introduced, the home secretary says, with the aim of cutting the number carried out.

China Could (By One Measure) Pass U.S. As No. 1 Economy This Year

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:20

A World Bank forecast was based on purchasing power parity, an estimate of the cost of living in a particular country. But that isn't the only way to measure the size of an economy.

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Council bans staff smoking e-cigs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:15
Staff are to be banned from using electronic cigarettes in Caerphilly council-owned buildings and vehicles.

Obituary: Bob Hoskins

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:13
'You don't end up looking like me if you're a tough guy'

VIDEO: Too sexy for Kenya's police?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:10
Row in Kenya over policewoman's skirt

V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:08

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.

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To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:08

Asking preschoolers to be helpers is more effective than asking them to help, a study suggests. The noun-based approach works with adults, too, psychologists say, but don't take it too far.

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Warnings on S Korea ferry 'ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:06
The owner of the sunken South Korean ferry ignored a captain's warnings about the ship's stability, prosecutors say, as two company officials are detained.

Kiev 'helpless' in east Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:03
Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov admits his forces are helpless to quell unrest driven by pro-Russia activists in parts of the east.
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