National / International News

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 08:01
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Mosques call for hostage's release

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:55
Mosques in north-west England call for the release of hostage Alan Henning, who has been threatened with execution by Islamic State militants.

EU hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:49
The EU's energy commissioner outlines plans for a deal between Ukraine and Russia to end their row over gas deliveries, after talks in Berlin.

Date fixed for comet landing attempt

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:35
Europe's daring attempt to put a small robot on the surface of Comet 67P will take place on Wednesday 12 November.

Forced work man 'was free to leave'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:17
A vulnerable farm worker allegedly forced to work for 13 years at a Newport farm tells Cardiff Crown Court he was free to leave at any time.

VIDEO: NFL stars take Great British quiz

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:03
Oakland Raiders players and staff take BBC Sport's Great British quiz ahead of their game with the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium.

Ten of the best Ryder Cup photos

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:02
Ten of the best photos of golf's premier cup

VIDEO: Burst pipe cuts water to thousands

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:53
Up to 8,000 homes are still without water near Bristol after a main burst on Thursday.

Boat seized after £100m cocaine haul

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:53
A motorboat has been seized at a Gwynedd harbour following the seizure of a tonne of cocaine on a yacht off the Irish coast.

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes: Ai Weiwei exhibit

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:31
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has designed several artworks on display at an exhibition in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The artist, who is under house arrest in China, designed the works from his studio and sent 3D models

Man convicted of murdering brother

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:26
A father-of-two is convicted of murdering his brother at a flat in Glasgow in January.

Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:15
The best news photos from around the world

No prisoner votes for another year

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:03
Why the saga will go on for another year

Mobiles cleared for use on flights

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:57
The European Aviation Safety Agency has cleared the way for airlines to allow passengers to use mobile devices on flights.

VIDEO: Where is North Korea's Kim Jong-un?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:46
Kim Jong-un the supreme leader of North Korea failed to show up at a meeting of parliament.

VIDEO: DLT 'mortified and disappointed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:44
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been given a suspended sentence of three months for indecently assaulting a woman in 1995.

NI leaders under fire over golf trip

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 03:38
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers are criticised for attending golf's Ryder Cup in Scotland in the midst of a "crisis".

Day in pictures: 26 September

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 03:23
News images from around the world: 26 September

The end of growth in the West?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 03:23
Are decades of stagnation ahead for the UK, US and the eurozone?

PODCAST: The price of AC cools down

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-26 03:00

First up, there's news that Bill Gross — the man who built California-based PIMCO into one of the biggest money managers in the world — is moving to rival Janus, effective immediately. In what must be an overstatement, PIMCO's biggest shareholder called this a "Black Swan Event," something so unlikely it wasn't worth even thinking about. We look into what has been the talk of financial markets this morning. Plus, 100 years ago, the Federal Trade Commission was born when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act into law. Since then, the agency has played an outsize role in the U.S. economy, and it's fair to say it's affected all of us. And as Marketplace celebrates its 25th birthday this year, we are looking at the surprising,  sometimes delightful and sometimes destructive ways that prices have changed during that quarter century. Today, we chill out with a look at the price of AC units, and what their changing costs say about how energy consumption has evolved.

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