National / International News

Caution as Iran nuclear talks resume

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 02:07
Negotiators express caution as they meet in Vienna to try to draft an agreement to provide a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

Ben Affleck's Batman is unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 02:06
A brooding, menacing photo of Ben Affleck in character as Batman is revealed by director Zack Snyder.

AUDIO: Governor disputes extremism claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:54
Tahir Alam, chair of governors at Park View School, says the academy remains "transparent" over allegations that it promoted Islamic extremism.

UKIP policy based on race, says BNP

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:42
UKIP is against "white immigration" but in favour of "immigration from the Third World", the BNP's Nick Griffin says.

VIDEO: Bank of England inflation report

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:32
The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney delivers the latest forecasts for the UK economy.

Immigration: Flood, what flood?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:28
Immigration: Flood, what flood?

VIDEO: Health chiefs meet over Mers virus

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:26
The World Health Organization has been meeting to decide whether to declare a public health emergency after a sudden spike in cases of a deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers.

Turkey mine blast death toll rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:25
An explosion at a mine in Turkey leaves 201 workers dead as a huge rescue operation gets under way to reach hundreds still trapped underground.

VIDEO: Local vs EU elections: Which wins?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:23
The BBC's Mike Sergeant asks people in the West Midlands about their political priorities ahead of the local and European elections.

Fifty inmates in prison disturbance

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:11
Up to 50 prisoners are involved in a disturbance at the new HMP Grampian in Peterhead, the Scottish Prison Service says.

In pictures: Baton relay - Europe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:08
Queen's Baton Relay as it travels round Europe

VIDEO: 'GSK bribery pushed up drug prices'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:06
Chinese authorities have accused a British GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive of ordering staff to bribe hospital officials to use its products.

Only neutrality will keep net free, says Franken

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:00

One of the most vocal supporters of Network Neutrality, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota recently spoke about the issue in even starker terms, calling the fight over net neutrality the "Free Speech Issue of Our Time."

Sen. Franken argues that if given the chance to monopolize access to higher speed, large corporations will dominate the internet, which up to this point has been an equal opportunity space. It's why he and fellow Net Neutrality believers argue that internet providers should be reclassified as "common carriers," subject to the same restrictions as other public utilities.

With FCC chair Tom Wheeler reportedly playing around with the idea of an internet "fast lane," Sen. Franken says he would most likely work on counter legislation if, in fact, the FCC moves forward with the idea. He believes that at the end of the day, the idea of providing faster service for those who can pay infringes on the constitutional rights of American citizens.

"You want someone’s individual blog to travel as fast as the New York Times. It’s a first amendment issue. That should be non-partisan."

 

British Open fails women, says David

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:54
World number one Nicol David says the British Open is letting down women by failing to put matches on show courts.

Scores more sex gang victims found

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:51
Police in Oxford identify 50 to 60 young women as potential victims of a paedophile ring which operated in the city between 2004 to 2012.

Cornwall coach crash driver released

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:38
A 57-year-old driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in a coach crash in Cornwall is released on police bail.

Glaxo China head named in probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:34
Chinese authorities accuse a British GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive of ordering staff to bribe hospital officials to use its products.

Sony to be unprofitable until 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:29
Japanese electronics giant Sony forecasts it will remain unprofitable until 2015 after a restructuring saw it exit the PC business.

UKIP student quits over campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:20
A prominent member of UKIP's youth wing quits the party, accusing it of descending into a "form of racist populism".

Ex-Man Utd player Park Ji-Sung retires

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:19
Former Manchester United and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires from football at the age of 33.
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