National / International News

New immigration inspector announced

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 08:38
A former crime-fighting chief is announced as the next chief inspector of borders and immigration.

£5.1bn for Premier League TV rights

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 08:31
Sky and BT Sport will pay the Premier League £5.1bn to share live TV rights for three seasons from 2016-17.

Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Denies Organizing Orgies, Says He Had No Time

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 08:31

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is being accused of procuring prostitutes for orgies, says "there were only 12 parties in total." His career unraveled amid allegations he raped a hotel maid in 2011.

» E-Mail This

Fernandes appoints 'dream manager'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 08:27
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes says he has got his "dream manager" to replace Harry Redknapp, who resigned last week.

Upcycling, Underground: Huge Bike Park Opens In Former Limestone Mine

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 08:17

The owners of a Kentucky cavern say they've made the world's largest indoor bike park, with 320,000 square feet of riding. It just happens to be 100 feet below the surface.

» E-Mail This

Tennant makes Radio 4 quiz record

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:56
Doctor Who actor David Tennant becomes the most successful debut contestant on Radio 4's quiz show Just a Minute.

Mali rebels 'poach rare elephants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:51
A rare species of elephant in Mali is being targeted by poachers, with the government blaming rebels attempting to raise money for weapons.

Man unfit for trial on murder charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:50
The man accused of murdering Jean Campbell at a park in Glasgow has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

Compensation scheme 'totally unjust'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:46
MPs accuse the country's top financial regulator of watering down a scheme meant to compensate firms which were victims of misselling by banks.

Alabama gay marriage plans in chaos

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:45
Some counties in Alabama are refusing to marry gay couples, a day after the US Supreme Court refused the state's request to stop same-sex marriages.

VIDEO: Mobile tracking app - care or control?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:37
The BBC's Angus Crawford reports on the the implications for parents and children of new tracking software - and also the ways in which it can be a tool of control.

Quiz: The most popular freshman hobbies

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:36

The percentage of freshmen who reported socializing for than less than 5 hours a week reached an all-time high last year, according to an annual study by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA.

var _polldaddy = [] || _polldaddy; _polldaddy.push( { type: "iframe", auto: "1", domain: "marketplaceapm.polldaddy.com/s/", id: "the-most-popular-freshman-hobbies", placeholder: "pd_1423586108" } ); (function(d,c,j){if(!document.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=('https:'==document.location.protocol)?'https://polldaddy.com/survey.js':'http://i0.poll.fm/survey.js';s=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);}}(document,'script','pd-embed'));

VIDEO: Local Government Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:30
MPs take evidence on a report which detailed widespread child abuse in Rotherham

VIDEO: Las Vegas demolition fails to fell lift

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:24
A lift shaft survives an implosion designed to flatten a hotel in Las Vegas.

888 confirms William Hill approach

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:14
Online gambling group 888 Holdings confirms that bookmaker William Hill has made an approach to buy the firm.

Women become St Andrews members

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:12
The Princess Royal is one of the first female members invited to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Princess Anne to be R&A golf member

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06
The Princess Royal is to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews five months after it decided to admit women.

Putin Presents Egyptian Leader With An AK-47

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, one day before a critical meeting in Minsk over the future of Ukraine.

» E-Mail This

Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:03

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

» E-Mail This

Swansea siege man is detained

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:59
A man who held a waiter hostage in a restaurant at the top of Wales' tallest tower is detained under the Mental Health Act.

Pages