National / International News

VIDEO: Horse airlifted to safety from US ravine

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 20:37
A horse had to be lifted 150 feet into the air by helicopter after it fell into a crevasse in Arcadia, California, following a hiking accident.

Rosberg sets searing practice pace

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 20:06
Nico Rosberg sets a scintillating pace for Mercedes in final practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The generation dependent on the phone charger

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 19:06
The generation that's a slave to its phone charger

Coping without a sense of smell

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 18:58
What it's like to miss the smell of cake, babies and Christmas

Richard Branson's top 10 tips

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 18:47
The entrepreneur gives his top 10 tips for success

Catching a yawn is 'linked to age'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 18:43
Contagious yawning is linked more closely to age than tiredness or empathy, US researchers find, and reduces as people get older.

Iain Duncan Cupid?

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 18:11
Is the government responsible for a rise in two-parent families?

Heads warn of budget 'snatchback'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 17:48
England's school heads warn budget increases for 2015-16 will be "snatched back" by increased pension contributions and salaries.

Is Birmingham still an 'Irish city'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 17:23
Does Birmingham remain an "Irish city"?

Dinosaurs put Portuguese town on map

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 17:20
How a small town became famous for its predators

Syria activists undeterred by death and disillusionment

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 17:04
Syria activists undeterred by death and disillusionment

Venezuela accuses Kerry of 'murder'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 16:42
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua accuses the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, of inciting violence and calls him a "murderer".

Man Widely Known As The 'Kissing Sailor' In 1945 V-J Day Photo Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 16:37

While the photographer of the iconic image never identified Glenn Edward McDuffie, a renowned forensic artist positively identified McDuffie.

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Willy Wonka collector's golden ticket

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 16:22
What is described as the world's largest collection of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory memorabilia is to go on display this weekend in Grangemouth.

Fear and unease in Novo-Ozyorne

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 16:22
Crimea prepares for the referendum

Anelka sacked for 'gross misconduct'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 15:57
West Brom are sacking Nicolas Anelka for gross misconduct after he announced on social media he was quitting the club.

Nuclear site fire 'was preventable'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 15:49
Maintenance and safety lapses were at the root of a lorry fire that shut down the only US underground nuclear waste repository, a report finds.

Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 15:49

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.

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VIDEO: Views from Moscow on Crimea

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-14 15:45
People in Moscow give their views about the controversial referendum in Crimea on whether the peninsula should stay in Ukraine or join Russia.

Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-14 15:27

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.

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