National / International News

Why India's Modi faces daunting task

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:48
Why India's Narendra Modi faces daunting task

Iraq inquiry delay 'very serious'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:30
Delays to the publication of the Iraq official inquiry have become "very serious", the head of an influential Commons committee warns.

VIDEO: SA platinum mine deadlock continues

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:26
Milton Nkosi reports on the continuing dispute between Amcu and platinum mining firms in Rustenburg, South Africa.

Landslide Win Puts Opposition Party In Charge In India

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:26

Defying expectations of a close vote that would require a coalition government, opposition leader Narendra Modi and his BJP party won India's election outright, by a huge margin.

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India stocks rise on elections

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:23
Indian stocks rise, at one point hitting a new record, after early vote counts show opposition leader Narendra Modi leading the election polls.

Adobe apologises for global failure

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:21
Adobe has apologised for a system failure that knocked its Creative Cloud service offline for users around the world.

Local closures 'hurting towns'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:19
Nearly 100 Scottish towns and cities are facing or have been hit with the closure of a local service, a report claims.

Missing boy found 'safe and well'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:11
A nine-year-old boy who went missing from a north London playground on Thursday night is found "safe and well".

VIDEO: The story of the 1990 World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 03:08
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1990 World Cup.

Police search for missing boy aged 9

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:52
Police are searching for a nine-year-old boy who was last seen in a playground in Tottenham.

VIDEO: The story of the 1982 World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:50
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1982 World Cup.

VIDEO: The story of the 1978 World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:39
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1978 World Cup.

Woman's home targeted in hate crime

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:36
A house in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, is targeted overnight in what is believed to have been a racist attack.

VIDEO: The story of the 1974 World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:35
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the 1974 World Cup.

Rose confident for US Open defence

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:31
British golfer Justin Rose says he is pleased with his form as he prepares to defend his US Open title at Pinehurst.

Algorithm given seat on board

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:29
A venture capital firm has appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors, allowing it to vote.

Bosnia and Serbia hit by floods

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:20
Emergency teams are in action in Bosnia and Serbia after the worst floods in more than a century deluged towns and killed at least three people..

Gas prices seem to be falling (for now)

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:16

After a steady rise since February, gas prices are leveling off, and even dropping in parts of the country. But the relief is only temporary.

Still, it should come as no surprise. Why? Because this is pretty much how gas prices play out every year.

Typically, gas prices typically bottom out in January. By spring, refineries start to go offline for maintenance -- so prices tend to increase.

Gas prices drop again before the summer driving season (where we are right now), only to go back up yet again during the summer.

AAA's Michael Green says the boom in domestic oil production is also playing a factor.

"Prices aren't as volatile than they were in the past," Green says.

Review after scoutmaster sex attacks

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:11
The Scout Association will fully review the case of former scoutmaster who was jailed for 12 years for 26 sex offences against boys in the 1960s and 1970s.

VIDEO: The story of the 1950 & '54 World Cups

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 02:09
BBC Sport looks back at the story of the post-war World Cups of 1950 and 1954.
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