National / International News

Comedian read paper while driving

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:03
Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.

NI cuts would risk 'patient safety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:01
Northern Ireland's health minister says he will not implement "damaging" financial cuts that would "destroy our health service" and "compromise "patient safety".

VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:57
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.

Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:50

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a May putsch against the country's democratically elected government, was approved unanimously by a hand-picked legislature.

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Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:47
Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.

PODCAST: Bank of America settles for $16.65 billion

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:47

News broke Thursday morning that Bank of America will pay $16.65 billion for misleading consumers by dressing up faulty mortgages ahead of the economic crisis. David chats with New York University Professor Lawrence White about what that means for B of A. Then, Mesirow Financial's Susan Schmidt joins us ahead of the big convention in Wyoming to help predict when the Federal Reserve could start raising interest rates.

After that, we turn our attention to Africa, where an Ebola outbreak is causing devastating loss of life. Kate Davidson looks at the economic impact on Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Finally, Globalist Editor-in-Chief Stephan Richter stops by the Marketplace studios to deliver another quiz, this time on poverty.

VIDEO: Mass rally as Hamas leaders buried

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:45
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza for the funerals of three senior senior Hamas military commanders who were killed in an Israeli rocket strike.

Indonesia court upholds Widodo win

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:41
Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.

Baby killer sentence goes to appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:38
A man jailed for killing baby Alfie Sullock will have his nine-year sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns it is too lenient.

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:29
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.

VIDEO: Major's tribute to NI peace partner

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:23
Former British premier John Major pays tribute to the role in the Northern Ireland peace process of the Republic of Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who has died at the age of 81.

Prior happy to be Buttler back-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:23
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.

Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:13

A pair of authors believe that certain traits such as ruthlessness and fearlessness can enhance your life.

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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:10
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:59

American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.

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Policeman jailed over drugs tip-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:53
An ex-police officer who tipped off his girlfriend over confidential information about her brother being reported for drug offences is jailed.

BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:50
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

VIDEO: Lancasters and Vulcan take to the skies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:45
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never-to-be-repeated" event.

Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:26

New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg was forced to leave Afghanistan after officials called one of his recent stories a threat to national security.

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Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:24

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.

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