National / International News

Detained man 'can sue UK government'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:45
A Pakistani man can sue the UK government over claims he was unlawfully detained and tortured by British soldiers in Iraq, the High Court rules.

AUDIO: Surgeon's records made public

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:44
Performance data for thousands of NHS surgeons is being published on Wednesday. Critics fear the figures will mislead the public.

Tower poppies targeted by thieves

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:43
People have been trying to steal ceramic poppies during work to remove them from the Tower of London, the artist who created them says.

Day in pictures: 19 November 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:42
24 hours of news images: 19 November

VIDEO: Aggers' horse riding lesson goes wrong

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:42
Test Match Special correspondent Jonathan Agnew will be commentating on equestrian for BBC Radio 5 live at the Rio Olympics in 2016, but his riding lessons have not gone smoothly.

Four condemned for Pakistan murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:41
Four people are sentenced to death for killing their pregnant relative in an "honour killing" case that caused widespread outrage.

NHS misses cancer treatment targets

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:39
The NHS in England has repeatedly missed a key target for rapidly treating cancer patients, official figures show.

Why so many Indians flock to gurus

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:37
Why so many people in India flock to so-called holy men

Plebgate officer 'invented account'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:34
The police officer who alleged Andrew Mitchell swore at him and called him a pleb is accused of inventing his account of the incident.

Students protest over tuition fees

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:31
Campaigners against tuition fees and student debt are holding a protest march through London.

Microsoft faults knock sites offline

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:29
Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.

Murat 'faces new McCann questioning'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:13
Police probing the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are to question former suspect Robert Murat, the BBC learns.

Parents want death driver prosecuted

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:09
The parents of two girls who died after they were hit by a car - driven by a man with a history of blackouts - call for him to face criminal prosecution.

VIDEO: McCartney reveals 'personal' photos

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:09
Photographer Mary McCartney has released a new publication called Monochrome Colour that contains images from her personal collection which have never been published before.

Kidneys infection risk low - doctors

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:06
A surgeon tells an inquest into the deaths of two transplant patients that doctors were confident the donor's meningitis would not be transmitted.

Take The Plunge Into World Toilet Day

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:03

They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.

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Historic Snow Storm Buries Western New York; Kills 5

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:03

Driven by the Lake Effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.

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PODCAST: I want a pony!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-11-19 03:00

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced Wednesday they've sold royalty rights to a powerful new drug it funded and helped develop. The payout, $3.3 billion, is 20 times last year's budget for the organization, and it dwarfs the money the nonprofit originally gave toward the development of the drug. More on that. And the Carnival Corporation, which owns Carnival and Princess Cruise lines among others, is starting a new social media campaign next week to drum up business from people who've never taken a cruise before. Now, there's an online ad contest, a Twitter campaign, and more designed to change the conversation from norovirus outbreaks on ships or ships that sink. Plus, the government says the cost of raising a child to age 18 in America is up 2 percent to $245,000 this year. What that statistic leaves out, however, is what happens if that child asks for a pony for a birthday or the holidays. This week, we're collaborating with the New York Times on on something called "A Guide to Buying Just About Anything."

VIDEO: Will Christmas TV ads pay off at the till?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 02:54
Big retailers such as John Lewis and Sainsbury's have spent millions on their festive TV adverts

AUDIO: Early years of sex research on display

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 02:48
Today programme presenter Sarah Montague on a tour of The Institute of Sexology, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London.