National / International News

VIDEO: True Blood's final batting

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:43
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer join the rest of the cast of True Blood at the seventh and final series premiere

VIDEO: Dark net child abuse images 'epidemic'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:38
Images of child abuse have become "an epidemic" according to one senior police officer in the United States.

Npower faces curbs on sales

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:31
Energy supplier Npower is warned by regulators that it may have to stop sales to new customers unless it can send out bills on time.

Caption Challenge: Pasty chef

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:30
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

What is the UK's rabbit population?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:29
How many rabbits are there in the UK?

Jury goes out in mine deaths case

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:27
The jury in the manslaughter trial for four miners who died when a Swansea Valley pit flooded retires to consider its verdict.

Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:20

Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.

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Victor Hugo attacked by French students

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:13
Victor Hugo comes under fire from angry French students

PODCAST: American Apparel undressed

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:00

In her press conference yesterday, Chairman Janet Yellen seemed to go easy on inflation. More on the carefully chosen language in her statement. Plus, why the outcome of the case against Aereo has implications for companies far outside the broadcast television realm. Also, with news that American Apparel has ousted its CEO Dov Charney, a conversation on the challenge of finding a new leader for a troubled company.

Should the U.S. take in more refugees?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-19 03:00

With Eric Cantor's recent defeat in the Virginia Republican primary, many are wondering how immigration reform will play out in Congress as the political divide seems to grow even wider. And with rising tensions in Iraq and the ongoing crisis in Syria, there's a new focus on how to handle refugees. 

Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell  sees a light in this otherwise dark tunnel. He argues the U.S. could improve its economy as well as the safety and well-being of foreign citizens by increasing its intake of refugees. 

Click the audio player above to hear Chris Farrell in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio

UN to use spy drones in northern Mali

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:51
Surveillance drones are to be used by the United Nations in Mali's northern desert region where armed groups remain active.

Banners treated as hate crime

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:46
Police are treating as a hate crime banners put outside a house in east Belfast where a man originally from Nigeria was due to move in.

Skylight illuminates West End

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:42
A revival of David Hare's play Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, has gained five star reviews.

India is Nigeria's top oil customer

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:40
India has taken over from the US as the largest importer of Nigerian oil, the west African state's national oil company says.

AUDIO: Exploring the Rubik's Cube unique appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:40
The BBC's Tom Feilden looks at the Rubik's Cube's perceived popularity amongst those on the autistic spectrum.

VIDEO: Linkin Park linked into walk of fame

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:38
Linkin Park have become the latest rockers to be inducted into LA's RockWalk

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:37
A minister claims there is no risk of gas contamination of groundwater by fracking.

VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio: eco warrior

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:19
Leonardo DiCaprio pledges to donate seven million dollars for ocean conservation as he addresses a State Department conference on the environment

Gary Glitter in court on sex charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:12
Former pop star Gary Glitter appears in court in London accused of a series of sex offences against two girls in the 1970s and 80s.

Paralysed McNamara returns to Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 02:11
Paralysed jockey JT McNamara returns to Ireland after leaving a specialist spinal injuries unit in England.
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