National / International News

Does this 90-year-old photo show the world's first 'selfie stick'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27
Family photo reveals 2014's hot gadget in use in 1920s

FIFA Votes To Release At Least Some Of The World Cup Report

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27

Soccer's governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.

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MP received 2,500 racist tweets

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:25
An MP who received 2,500 racist tweets in three days calls for social media companies not to "host hate" on their sites.

Your Wallet: Indulgence

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:23

Around the holidays you indulge, or try not to indulge, in many things.

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US church crash claims fourth victim

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 06:04
A young boy has become the fourth fatality after a motorist slammed into a crowd in front of a California church.

Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:54

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

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Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:50

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half that nation's academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.

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VIDEO: Masseur call interrupts Van Gaal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:28
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal's news conference is interrupted by an announcement on the club's public address system.

Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:23
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

Dalglish recalls Hillsborough mayhem

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:19
Former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish has been describing the "mayhem" at Hillsborough during the disaster, when he was the club's manager.

Mother dies of sudden death syndrome

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:14
A mother collapses and dies just days before Christmas of the rare heart condition sudden arrhythmic death syndrome.

'Parking row' may have led to murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:11
A woman fatally stabbed on a north-west London street may have been the victim of a parking row, it emerges.

Turkey releases Gulen-linked editor

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:08
A court releases a top newspaper editor but says four others must stay in custody as part of a crackdown on support for cleric Fethullah Gulen.

VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:07
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:05
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.

Man admits murder of woman, 45

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:53
A 47-year-old man admits the murder of a Flintshire woman who was found strangled and with head injuries.

Gloucester v Bath (Sat)

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:50
Team news as Gloucester host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (17:30 GMT).

EU approves first stem cell therapy

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:48
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

VIDEO: Crolla's title fight promo video

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:45
A video promoting Anthony Crolla's cancelled world title fight is released, days after he suffers a fractured skull in an attack.

A classic Westminster scandal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:39
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.