National / International News

Yemen government 'offers to resign'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:38
Yemen's government offers resignation amid ongoing stand-off with Shia Houthi rebels, officials say.

Swans sign Spurs' Naughton for £5m

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:31
Swansea City sign former England Under-21 defender Kyle Naughton from Tottenham Hotspur for £5m.

MMR advice after mumps outbreak

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:30
Officials report threefold increase in the number of cases of mumps in Scotland in the first three weeks of this year.

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Hits 59 Cases And Counting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:24

People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.

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Poor outlook for Borneo's mammals

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:20
Half of Borneo's mammals will see their habitats shrink by more than a third by 2080, according to a new report.

Poor countries fund richer pupils

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:20
The poor are doubly disadvantaged in education in many low-income countries, with school budgets more likely to be targeted at better-off pupils, says Unicef.

Mexican artist for Tate Turbine Hall

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:14
Mexico's Abraham Cruzvillegas, known for making sculptures from found materials, will be the next artist to fill the Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern.

'Don't give up on us,' police tell ministers

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:10
A typical day in a typical force has been calculated - and an increasing amount of time is being spent on public safety and welfare work.

New format proposed for TV debates

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:06
Broadcasters have put forward new proposals for the live TV election debates which include the Greens, the SNP and Plaid Cymru.

DUP queries omission from TV debate

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:03
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will be will be writing to the BBC and ITV to find out why his party has not been included in those taking part in TV election debates.

Quiz: Not as ready as they think they are

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:50

Employers say recent college grads overestimate how prepared they are for jobs, according to a survey.

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Raid officer threatened with machete

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:48
A police officer is threatened with a machete in the City of London after being called to reports of raid by three men on mopeds at a jewellery store.

Israel's Netanyahu Accepts Invitation To Address Congress

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:32

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, three weeks later than he was originally scheduled to speak after an invitation by House Speaker John Boehner.

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Sexton in Ireland Six Nations squad

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:24
Jonathan Sexton is named in Ireland's opening Six Nations squad even though he is likely to miss the first game in Rome.

VIDEO: Manhole explosion just misses child

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:12
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.

'Fight segregation' - French PM Valls

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:09
France has tolerated "ghettoisation" in its deprived suburbs for too long, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.

Stabbed Brook to make March comeback

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:03
IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook will make a comeback in March with a first title defence against Romanian Jo Jo Dan.

Wife 'possessed' by lesbian lover

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:02
The ex-husband of a woman accused of murdering their eight-year-old daughter tells a court his wife was possessed by her lesbian lover.

Hello, I Must Be Squatting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 07:00

You're a new Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. A villager comes by. Do you a) give a high five b) nod your head respectfully or c) squat and say "n naa."

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17 years for 'black magic' couple

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 06:56
A sadistic couple who bullied a schoolgirl into submission with "black magic" threats before she was raped are jailed for 17 years.