National / International News

Is The Tea Party Finished?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:39

Where insurgents arose with a clear claim to being Tea Party favorites, they have lost. In many cases, they have flat-lined weeks before the primary.

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Sinai militant group leader killed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:36
Shadi al-Menei, the purported head of Sinai Islamist militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has been killed, Egyptian security officials say.

Terror man's family to keep home

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:28
A judge rules that the £200,000 family home of a man convicted of terrorism offences cannot be seized as a criminal asset.

We Look Amazing In These Gowns

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:23

Animator Steve Cutts brings to life part of Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett's commencement address. You will never look at a commencement gown the same way again.

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Patient set on fire during operation

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:18
A Teesside NHS trust investigates how a patient's stomach was seriously burned when he was set on fire during an operation at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton.

Why London wants Chinese and Muslim investment

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:17

London is heart of the global economy, according to a new survey out this week. But can the city hang on to its position? The BBC’s Andrew Walker joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss how U.K. politicians are working to attract business from the growing economies of China and the Muslim world. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

French mayor 'castrated and killed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 06:16
The mayor of a village in northern France has been castrated and killed by a man who accused him of having an affair with his wife, reports say.

AUDIO: EU introduces new holiday pay rules

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:59
The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must include commission when they calculate holiday pay.

VIDEO: Ukraine's 'babushkas' go viral

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:51
The Ukrainian granny who chased away armed separatists

Ward makes French Open first round

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:49
James Ward becomes become the first British man in over 40 years to progress through qualifying to French Open first round.

Chinese tycoon sentenced to death

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:37
Liu Han, a Chinese tycoon believed to have links to China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang, has been sentenced to death, state media say.

VIDEO: Baby Falls From Ledge, Is Caught By Man In Street

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:28

A 1-year-old boy who apparently was looking for his mother climbed out onto a window ledge. People in the street below noticed and sprang into action.

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Abortion clinic guidance published

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:16
The guidance for abortion providers in England has been clarified to reinforce the fact that terminating a pregnancy on the grounds of gender alone is illegal.

VIDEO: Richard III reburial court bid fails

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:09
Distant relatives of King Richard III have lost their High Court battle over where his remains should be reburied.

VIDEO: Yacht crew search 'may be suspended'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:07
The US search for the four sailors on board the yacht Cheeki Rafiki will be suspended if nothing is found by Friday night, the US Coast Guard has said.

Tulisa trial adjourned until July

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:06
Tulisa Contostavlos will have to wait until July to discover the outcome of her trial over claims she assaulted a blogger at the V Festival.

HP to layoff 16,000

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:04

Hewlett-Packard says it’s cutting up to 16,000 jobs. That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced. These deeper jobs cuts signal that a company once famous for breakthroughs in the lab, hasn’t yet figured out how to reinvent itself.

H-P is a dominant player in making PC’s. But that’s a collapsing market, devastated by competition from tablets and smartphones. H-P also sells servers, but that area too is changing, with cloud computing currently fashionable.

CEO Meg Whitman took charge of the troubled company in 2011. She’s under pressure to show more results from her turnaround plan. 

H-P to layoff 16,000

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:04

Hewlett-Packard says it’s cutting up to 16,000 jobs. That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced. These deeper jobs cuts signal that a company once famous for breakthroughs in the lab, hasn’t yet figured out how to reinvent itself.

H-P is a dominant player in making PC’s. But that’s a collapsing market, devastated by competition from tablets and smartphones. H-P also sells servers, but that area too is changing, with cloud computing currently fashionable.

CEO Meg Whitman took charge of the troubled company in 2011. She’s under pressure to show more results from her turnaround plan. 

VIDEO: UKIP performance 'shakes up' politics

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:03
UKIP's gains in Essex and in other parts of the country are causing problems for the more established parties as Mike Sergeant reports.

Borthwick fit for Heineken Cup final

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 05:00
Saracens captain Steve Borthwick is passed fit to play in Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon.
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