National / International News

Under pressure Clegg: I won't quit

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 08:17
Nick Clegg rejects calls for him to stand down as leader of the Lib Dems after the party's worst European election result for 25 years.

LulzSec hacker helps FBI stop attacks

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 08:12
The former "leader" of hacking group LulzSec has helped the FBI stop over 300 cyber attacks since being arrested in 2011

Egypt lets voters say 'I love you'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 08:09
Egypt voters allowed to express affection on ballot paper

PODCAST: Comcast's massive lobbying push

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-26 08:05

Comcast is going to war in its pursuit to merge with Time Warner Cable. The telecom giant has reportedly bought up lobbyists at 40 different firms around Washington.

It turns out anxiety-- that nagging feeling that something, everything might go wrong -- actually has benefits in the business world.

Ward run ended by 17th seed Robredo

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 08:01
Britain's French Open debutant James Ward is beaten by 17th seed Tommy Robredo of Spain in four sets.

Narendra Modi sworn in as Indian PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 08:00
Narendra Modi is sworn in as India's new prime minister in a ceremony attended by his counterpart from rival Pakistan.

White House Mistakenly Blows Cover Of CIA Officer In Afghanistan

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:55

A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.

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Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:49

With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?

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Media apology to ISI over Mir claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:38
Pakistan's Jang media group apologises to the country's feared ISI intelligence agency for its coverage of the shooting of journalist Hamid Mir.

NI21 leader McCrea in legal action

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:37
The leader of NI21, Basil McCrea, has said he is taking legal action but has refused to give any details.

Pfizer drops its AstraZeneca bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:36
US firm Pfizer abandons its £55 a share, £69bn bid for UK drugs company AstraZeneca, after failing to get the British company to agree.

VIDEO: Down the pub with victorious Farage

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:34
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has again ruled out a coalition of Euro-sceptic parties, following elections to the European Parliament.

Libyan critic of militias killed

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:31
Prominent Libyan journalist Meftah Buzeid, known for his fierce criticism of Islamist militias, is shot dead in the city of Benghazi.

Gunman's parents 'raced to stop him'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 07:22
The parents of Elliot Rodger who killed six students in California tried to stop him after getting details of his plans just before the attack, says a family friend.

VIDEO: Senator takes 'bomb' into parliament

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:59
Australian senator Bill Heffernan smuggles a fake pipe-bomb into Parliament House in Canberra to highlight his concerns over security.

Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:47
Eurosceptic and far-right parties seize ground in elections to the European parliament, in what France's PM calls a "political earthquake".

Wales 'as Eurosceptic as rest of UK'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:47
The result of the European election proves Wales is as Eurosceptic as the rest of Britain, UKIP's Welsh MEP says after his party is narrowly beaten into second place in Wales by Labour.

Boss Rodgers signs new Liverpool deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:33
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers signs a new long-term contract with the Premier League runners-up.

Dad Catches Son's Home Run Ball At Minor League Game

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:33

Conrad Gregor thanked his parents for making a five-hour drive to watch him play by driving a home run over the wall to where his father was standing.

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Cheese race champ dislikes cheese

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 06:28
Thousands gather for Gloucestershire's cheese-rolling races but the winner ''doesn't really like cheese".

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