National / International News

F1 to honour missing plane passengers

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:45
Formula 1 will pay tribute to the passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Sunday's grand prix at Sepang.

Pearce rules out return to Forest

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:42
Nottingham Forest legend Stuart Pearce rules himself out as a candidate for the vacant manager's job for family reasons.

Ivory Coast youth leader at ICC

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:42
Charles Ble Goude, a close ally of Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, makes his first appearance at the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.

VIDEO: How worker escaped Houston inferno

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:40
A construction worker who was rescued from a burning building in Houston, Texas has thanked the fire fighter who saved his life.

Georgia demands ex-leader's return

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:37
The authorities in Georgia threaten to issue an international arrest warrant for ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili if he fails to return for questioning.

World now 80% polio free, WHO says

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:36
The World Health Organization says 80% of the world is now polio free.

Planes Turn Back, But Ships Continue Search For Flight 370

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:35

The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished nearly three weeks ago, and weather is hindering the search. A new satellite image shows some 300 objects in the Indian Ocean. But no jet debris has been recovered.

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'Hillsborough slur' editor suspended

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:32
A newspaper editor is suspended after a front page appeared to link football hooliganism with the Hillsborough tragedy.

Qatar jails US 'organ death' pair

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:29
A Qatari court jails a US couple for three years over the death of their eight-year-old daughter, amid claims they sought to harvest her organs.

'Dead granny' in plea to Roy Keane

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:20
Roy Keane has been urged to help an ex-Irish international footballer return to the team, by one of the women the player had falsely claimed was dead.

Retail sales rise 1.7% in February

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:08
UK retail sales rose by more than expected in February, official figures have shown, bouncing back from January's post-Christmas slump.

Van Dyck campaign receives boost

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:06
The campaign to save Van Dyck's self-portrait for the nation gets a boost, after the billionaire art collector buying it agrees to pull out.

Time to start talking Europe

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:01
New BBC blog opens conversation ahead of European elections

Your pictures: Translucent

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 03:01
Readers' photos on the theme of "translucent"

Barker sacked as Portsmouth manager

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 02:51
Manager Richie Barker is sacked by Portsmouth after only 20 games in charge of the League Two strugglers.

VIDEO: Obama meets Pope for first time

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 02:46
US President Barack Obama has met Pope Francis for the first time, on the third leg of the US president's European tour.

Clegg 'shocked' at Farage comments

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 02:45
Nick Clegg goes on the attack following his EU debate with Nigel Farage, accusing the UKIP leader of "siding with Putin" over Ukraine.

'I'm A Great Admirer,' Obama Tells Pope Francis

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 02:45

The president and the pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.

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Rangers accounts show £3.5m losses

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 02:32
Rangers are "encouraged" by interim accounts but are warned about the future should fans withhold ticket money.

Filling in the gaps that Gross Domestic Product skips

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-03-27 02:09

The U.S. gets its latest reading on the economy today. Analysts are expecting growth in GDP to slow for the first three months of the year due -- in part -- to bad weather. Many people consider Gross Domestic Product the final word on how the economy is doing. But does the measure of money changing hands really tell us how well we are doing?

Kristen Lewis, co-director of Measure of America, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss her organization's alternative measure and how various localities and ethnic groups are faring.  Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

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