National / International News

Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:26
Are the days of the humble key numbered?

VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:25

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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New shop opening creates 366 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:24
Retailer Matalan creates 366 jobs with the opening of its Cardiff store, the chain's first in a city centre.

VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:24
A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.

BBC to show Warrington FA Cup tie

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:21
Warrington Town's FA Cup first-round tie against Exeter City will be televised live on BBC Two.

US faces Ebola quarantine test case

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:13
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.

Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 04:05
Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC says.

VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:41
How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.

Angry Mob Sets Fire To Parliament In Burkina Faso

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:41

Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:34
Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.

Clark appointed Blackpool manager

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:30
Championship side Blackpool appoint ex-Birmingham City boss Lee Clark as their new manager on a one-year rolling deal.

VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:22
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:11
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.

Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:09

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:07
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.

Tunisia secularists win elections

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:03
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.

VIDEO: Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:00
Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.

PODCAST: Bring your own device

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:00

First, economic growth in America. GDP was quite solid as the summer wore on. More on that. And one of the most influential business tycoons in the world has come out publicly as gay: Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. We spoke with actor and social justice advocate George Takei about the importance of Cook's Op-ed. Plus, passengers increasingly bring their own entertainment with them aboard flights...on their mobile devices. Now, airlines are responding, possibly with a policy of BYOD: bring your own device.

What midterm election results could mean for budgets

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-30 03:00

In five days, the polls will be open. And with gains for Republicans predicted but not assured, we turn to a person who tracks the future of the federal budget like a gearhead follows cars. 

Stan Collender contributes to Forbes, and once upon a time was a staffer for both the House and Senate Budget Committees. He joined host David Brancaccio to discuss what a Republican majority would mean for budget cuts in Washington.

Click the media player above to hear Stan Collender in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

VIDEO: 'Why I needed Danish sperm donor'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:46
A single mother with one-year-old twins explains to BBC Breakfast how she needed a Danish sperm donor and how she plans to tell the girls about their conception.
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