National / International News

Assad calls for US action on talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:49
Syria's president is awaiting "actions" from the US after Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations to end the country's war should include him.

PODCAST: Doing the numbers on police misconduct

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:46

The FTC is changing the way it fights mergers it doesn't like, cutting back on challenges in its own internal court and relying more on federal injunctions. We check in with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson on what the rule changes could mean for pending, controversial mergers. Then, China has reportedly passed Germany to become the world's third-largest arms exporter. That hardware is primarily going to equipping African and other Asian armies, many of them at odds with the U.S. and its allies. Finally, police misconduct trials and settlements can be hugely expensive, but departments keep surprisingly little data on suits and frequent offenders. Dan Weissmann investigates.

Teen in 'racist' Welbeck tweet arrest

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:39
A teenager is arrested by police investigating a racist tweet aimed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.

VIDEO: Did US tycoon 'kill them all'?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:39
Police arrest an American millionaire from a prominent New York family on suspicion of murder after he appears to admit to several killings in a recording.

The Crow cult film remake in Cardiff

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:32
Cult 90s film The Crow will be remade at the Pinewood Studios in Cardiff, the first minister announces.

SA rapper's killer freed on bail

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:30
A South African court grants bail to a woman who pleads not guilty to a charge of murdering hip-hop star Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi.

Poll to find first bird for Britain

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:25
Votes can now be cast in an online poll to choose what could become Britain's first national bird.

'Jihadist' denies recruiting girls

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:24
The parents of a so-called "jihadi bride" from Scotland say their daughter denies recruiting three London girls to the cause of Islamic State.

Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hiding Information Online

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 07:12

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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Murder suspect to be extradited

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:59
A man suspected of murdering a woman in a Cardiff hotel room on New Year's Eve is to be extradited at the end of the month.

After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:57

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," President Baldwin Lonsdale says. He was at a conference in Japan when the storm hit.

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Why Blair could never succeed in the Middle East

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:49
The Quartet's Middle East envoy Tony Blair could never bring peace to the region, writes the BBC's Paul Adams.

Quiz: Swarms of small colleges

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:38

The closure of Sweet Briar College, a women’s college with about 700 students, put a spotlight on small schools.

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Web servers stage Pratchett tribute

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:33
A long-running tribute to late fantasy author Terry Pratchett is being staged with the help of some of the web's servers

Boston breaks snowiest winter record

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:30
This season, the US city saw more snowfall than any winter since 1872, when records were first kept.

VIDEO: BBC visits Boko Haram ghost towns

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 06:02
After years of violence in north-east Nigeria, military forces from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been taking back towns lost to Boko Haram, the BBC's Tomi Oladipo reports.

Ed Miliband: No coalition with SNP

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:41
Labour leader Ed Miliband rules out a coalition with the SNP, saying there are "big differences" between the parties.

Venezuela decree powers divide opinion

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:38
Venezuelan opposition politicians slam a new law which grants President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until 31 December.

Russia's Putin: 'Life Would Be Too Dull Without Rumors'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:37

Vladimir Putin's disappearance from the public eye prompted a flurry of rumors about his health, or even a possible coup. He dismissed all that Monday.

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Man is jailed over threat to kill MP

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 05:23
A man who threatened to kill an MP and planted a hoax bomb at her Belfast office is jailed for 18 months.