National / International News

Loyal orders issue guidelines accord

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:23
Loyal orders in Londonderry issue a consultative document setting out guidelines for members and bandsman taking part in parades in the city.

Luiz ready for PSG after World Cup exit

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:23
David Luiz says that he has recovered from Brazil's World Cup disaster as he is unveiled at Paris St-Germain.

Police chief questioned in NI probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:17
The chief constable of West Yorkshire has been questioned by Northern Ireland police investigating alleged bribery and misconduct in public office.

Tests That Look Like Video Games

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:03

Playable tests capture learning in action.

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Female PE teacher admits pupil sex

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:02
A games teacher admits having sex with a pupil she taught at an all girls private school.

Prince William to join air ambulance

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:00
The Duke of Cambridge is to become an air ambulance pilot next spring, it is announced, flying for a charity based in East Anglia.

Glasgow stars head GB European squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:57
Fran Halsall, Ross Murdoch and Jazz Carlin head a British squad of 23 for the European Championships.

Russia extends Snowden residency

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:44
Russia grants fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden permission to stay three more years with the right to travel abroad, his lawyer says.

In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:44

Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.

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When adult actors play teenagers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:25
The Inbetweeners features men in their late 20s playing teenage boys. Why does this happen so often?

VIDEO: Webb will explain key decisions to fans

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:23
Former Premier League referee Howard Webb will explain key decisions to fans as part of his new role as technical director of the official referees' association.

Mexico approves oil sector reforms

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:22
Mexico's Congress approves sweeping changes to the country's energy industry which will see private oil contracts awarded for the first time since 1938.

Crossrail extension plans considered

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:20
Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are being considered by the government, the transport secretary announces.

UK interest rates held again at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:16
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

Doctor Who gets red carpet premiere

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:12
Stars of the cult sci-fi TV show Doctor Who greet fans at a red carpet event in Cardiff as the first episode of the new series is given its world premiere.

UK police forces reveal FGM figures

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:11
Police reveal the number of suspected female genital mutilation cases investigated over the past three years - but some refuse to give figures.

What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:03

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

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Row over Palestinan flag plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:01
A row breaks out over Glasgow City Council's plans to raise the Palestinian flag over the city chambers on Friday.

PODCAST: Big money from BofA

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:00

Two published reports today suggest that Bank of America could pay something in the range of $16 billion dollars to settle with the government for alleged misconduct in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. More on the how the situation might play out. Plus, President Obama is expected to sign legislation that would pump just under $17 billion dollars into the Department of Veterans Affairs' struggling healthcare system. The agency came under fire for sometimes fatal delays for treatment and staff manipulating waiting lists. The money will go towards hiring more nurses and doctors - and to allow some veterans to get care outside the VA system. Also, one of the biggest business and policy stories of the decade is emerging from Mexico, where the Senate there has approved the centerpiece of a new plan for the country's oil industry.  The decision ends the 75-year long monopoly held by the state-owned company Pemex.  Privatization is on the way.

Monkey 'selfie' 'led to lost income'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:56
A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" claims he has lost £10,000 in income over the past two years.
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