National / International News

Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:25
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.

Police charged over custody death

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:19
A police sergeant and two civilian staff members are charged with manslaughter over the death of a man days after he collapsed in custody.

Mexico vigilantes in deadly clash

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:18
At least 11 people are killed in a shoot-out between rival vigilante groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.

As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:17

The country was starting to take stock of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 145 people. Most of them were children.

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Foreign 'overstayers not dealt with'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:10
The government failed to deal with a backlog of almost 174,000 foreign nationals who should have been removed from the UK, a report has found.

Google considers data risk warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:01
Google is proposing to warn people their data is at risk every time they visit websites that do not use the "HTTPS" system.

PODCAST: Hacker threats reach beyond Sony

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:00

Russia's economy remains in crisis, with wild swings in the price of the ruble and high interest rates. Russian central bank intervention seems to have pumped some juice back into their currency this morning, with ruble up 5.7 percent to the dollar. More on that. Plus, there's word that a movie theater in New York City has decided to cancel screenings of the Seth Rogan-James Franco comedy about an assassination plot against North Korea's leader. A group calling itself Guardians of Peace said in a message posted online that it will target theaters showing the movie. The group mentioned the attacks of September 11th, and SONY said it would leave it up to theater owners whether to show the movie or pull it. Also on today's show, recreational marijuana stores now allow anyone over the age of 21 to go in and legally buy a drug that is still illegal under federal law. States like Colorado and Washington have more than a hundred stores already. Oregon and Alaska are next, and a dozen other states could legalize soon.

VIDEO: Hack threat over N Korea movie premiere

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:59
Will threats from hackers stop people from going to see The Interview - a comedy which pokes fun at North Korea - in cinemas?

No prosecution over ceiling collapse

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:57
A theatre will not be prosecuted following the collapse of part of its ceiling which injured 88 people, Westminster City Council decides.

Boy, 16, pleads guilty to murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:48
A teenage boy pleads guilty to the murder of a "fantastic father" who had three children.

VIDEO: Iraq abuse claims 'deliberate lies'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:41
An inquiry into alleged mistreatment of Iraqi detainees by British troops says the claims were "wholly without foundation"

VIDEO: Bale scores as Real Madrid ease to win

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:38
Watch all of Real Madrid's goals in their dominant 4-0 victory over Mexican side Cruz Azul in the Club World Cup semi-final.

Is cycling really the new golf?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:35
Figures suggest 20% of golfers quit the game take up cycling. So why are people swapping two irons for two wheels?

VIDEO: Festive park shuts permanently

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:32
A much-criticised Christmas attraction near Sutton Coldfield has closed down permanently.

Alonso to be patient with McLaren

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:25
Fernando Alonso says he is happy to go "through a period of learning" when he starts driving for his new McLaren-Honda team.

Foxes boss Pearson accepts charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:24
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson accepts a charge by the FA after an incident with a fan during a defeat to Liverpool.

Tanzania AG quits amid fraud claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:16
Tanzania's Attorney General Frederick Werema resigns, making him the first casualty of a major corruption scandal that has rocked the government.

UK soldiers 'mistreated detainees'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:15
British soldiers mistreated nine detainees after a 2004 battle in Iraq but allegations of murder were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.

Koeman angry with Blades boss Clough

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:01
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Nigel Clough and his Sheffield United staff showed a lack of respect after Saints' cup loss.

Hollywood pins its hopes on "The Hobbit"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:00

The latest offering in the Lord of the Rings franchise, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” opens Wednesday.

Hollywood hopes it will be a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster December that has seen receipts decline 40 percent from the same month last year.

But are dipping ticket sales a sign of a flailing industry, or is it just hard to measure up to record numbers in 2013?

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