National / International News

Why it's not murder to kill an unborn child

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:49
The lawyer for a teenager who punched his pregnant girlfriend says it's hard to convict people for harming unborn babies.

Jobless in Wales dips to 90,000

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:43
The number of people out of work in Wales drops by 2,000 to 90,000, according to latest figures.

US troops to train Ukraine army

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:30
About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.

Greece police break up Athens sit-in

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:28
Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.

VIDEO: Sole-d: Why Northampton shoes are big in Japan

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:10
Around a third of all shoes made in the UK end up in Japan.

Man injured in yacht explosion

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:07
A yachtsman was treated for burns in hospital after an explosion aboard his boat anchored off Puilladobhrain.

McCoy horse out of Scottish National

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:06
AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio is declared a non-runner for Saturday's race at Ayr.

Sterling & Ibe warned by Rodgers

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:02
Raheem Sterling is reminded of his responsibilities by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers after recent images of him in the media.

A delay with billions of dollars in consequences

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-17 01:00
$4.46 billion

That's how much bond sales got postponed due to a failure in Bloomberg Terminal. The British Treasury delayed 3 billion pounds, or about $4.46 billion, in short-term debt. In our digital era, where data and money are intricately weaved, the loss of a data feed has consequences. And in this case, billion-dollar consequences. Thomson Reuters produce a competing product but not all investors have access to both. 

4.9 percent

That's the chances a person will reach the top-fifth of earners in Dayton, Ohio when starting from the bottom fifth, making Dayton among the worst cities for economic mobility in the U.S. On Thursday's show, we took a looked at Dayton's history, its racial and economic segregation, and its relationship with the American dream. On Friday, we'll examine the role education and relationships play in empowering the people in Dayton and cities like it to pull themselves out of poverty.


That's how many jobs the largest oil-field company plans to cut from its ranks. The company Schlumberger profit fell 39 percent for the first quarter amid a slowdown in the oil and gas industry, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

Three Days

That's how long the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are expected to meet this weekend. The two institutions are expected to focus on a cool down in the European Union and strong U.S. economic figures. However, the Fed rate hike and a strong dollar still contribute to global instability, especially in developing economies. Another important topic is the China-lead Asia investment bank that combines Chinese capital with Beijing's political clout. 


That's how many leaked emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment were posted on Wikileaks Thursday. The emails stem from a massive data breach last winter that had largely wound down after the release of "The Interview," but they had previously only been available to a small group, mostly in the media. Now the contents of the damaging leak are fully searchable, CNET reported, embarrassing emails and sensitive information and all.

86 percent

That's how far prices for Etsy shares jumped in their first day of trading Thursday, ending the day at $30. Now Etsy's worth about $3.5 billion, Techcrunch reported, and that puts the company at risk of alienating its devoted, crafty audience, who may have gone to Etsy to avoid big companies in the first place. For his part, Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson kept things authentic, wearing an all-Etsy outfit for the occasion. 

Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:54

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 kids in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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Scotland's jobless total rises again

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:50
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 9,000 between December and February and now stands at 167,000, according to official statistics.

Election 2015: April 17 at-a-glance

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:46
All the key stories, quotes and newspaper headlines from the general election campaign on 17 April.

Tories press Miliband over SNP 'deal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:44
David Cameron urges Ed Miliband to rule out co-operating with the SNP, after the Labour leader rejects any coalition deal during Thursday's TV debate.

Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns As Complex And Complicated As Ever

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:39

BBC America's Orphan Black, returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are one of its coolest traits and biggest weaknesses.

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UK unemployment falls to 1.84m

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:38
UK unemployment fell 76,000 to 1.84 million in the three months to February, official figures show.

Sicily fishing boat seized off Libya

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:31
Sicilian fishing boat with seven crew seized by armed men off Libya, reports say

Branagh unveils new theatre company

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:30
Sir Kenneth Branagh is setting up a theatre company, with Dame Judi Dench, Rob Brydon and Lily James among stars set to perform in a season of plays.

Smart waders go fishing for science

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 00:25
Scientists are developing smartphone-connected waders that fly-fishing enthusiasts could wear to help them find their catch, but also to collect key data about water properties.

Shock exit for National Theatre boss

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:47
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of the National Theatre just six months into the job.

When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:43

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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