National / International News

Mother admits abandoning baby

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 07:13
A mother admits abandoning her newborn baby in a Birmingham park.

Bewildered By Bilderberg

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 07:13

By creating a Google Alert for a mysterious meeting of the world's powerbrokers, we came to know that there is a lot we don't know.

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PODCAST: A cautious Fed

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-21 07:08

Chairman of the New York Fed William Dudley has spoken out saying his Federal Reserve needs to be especially careful about real estate at the dicey moment when interest rates start going up as a result of their stimulus cutbacks. To help us with this, we turn to Philip Swagel an economist at the University of Maryland who used to work at the Fed and the White House.

And from our broadcast in London this week, we visit London's Borough Market, where's there's been food for sale for an even one-thousand years.

Plus, some good news for London this week: the British capital came top in Price Waterhouse Cooper's sixth annual league table of international cities. London was rated the world's foremost "economic powerhouse and centre for culture, education and innovation." The accolade should go some way to soothe this city's wounded pride: London recently lost its number one slot in the prestigious Global Financial Centre Index.

Iranians arrested over Happy tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 07:06
Police arrest six Iranians suspected of creating a "vulgar" YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy.

Watkins police quizzed on fame issue

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:56
An inquiry into whether Lostprophets' Ian Watkins' celebrity status prevented him from being brought to justice as a child sex abuser earlier is being held.

British journalist held in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:52
A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is detained in Ukraine.

The safe way to recognise a workplace birthday

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:41
Cakes. Cards. A pint. How should you mark a colleague's birthday?

Degree courses 'not value for money'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:37
A third of students in England, who pay up to £9,000 in tuition fees, say their degree course is poor or very poor value for money, a study indicates.

Rooney wants to show world - Hodgson

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:34
Wayne Rooney is determined to shine in a World Cup after two indifferent campaigns reveals England manager Roy Hodgson.

Japanese School Says It Won't Be Kinki Anymore

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:29

Osaka's Kinki University is named for its home region in south-central Japan. But school officials say the name is distracting to foreigners.

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New SA MPs dress as maids and miners

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:27
South Africa's new left-wing MPs attend their first parliamentary session dressed as maids and miners to show they intend to represent the interest of workers.

Teacher took money from pupils

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:16
A former teacher who kept more than £1,000 given by children for uniforms and fundraising, is struck off.

eBay makes users change passwords

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:15
Members of eBay are being made to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised a database containing user information.

GM Announces Its 30th Recall Of The Year Thus Far

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:14

A day after recalling 2.42 million vehicles, General Motors says it's recalling an additional 218,000 Chevrolet model cars. All told, the company has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles this year.

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'Thief' leaves selfie at crime scene

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 06:10
Police are hunting a suspected thief who left his phone with his picture on it at a jewellery store where £18,000 worth of goods were taken.

In graphics: Big issues in European election

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:40
The big issues in Europe's election - in stark detail

Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don't Stay Long

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:29

Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.

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Chelsea return unhealthy - Courtois

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:22
Atletico Madrid's Thibaut Courtois says his future is unclear ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Lloyds announces more job losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:21
A telephone banking centre in Warrington is to be closed as part of more job losses announced by the Lloyds banking group.

Cuban dissident newspaper launched

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 05:16
An online newspaper by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, which aims to provide "essential information" in the communist-run state, goes live.
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