National / International News

VIDEO: Oslo hospital's 'human error cure'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 22:16
A hospital in Norway it has developed a new drug that it hopes is a cure for the problem of human error.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 22:12
Chelsea want to block Petr Cech exit, Man Utd eye cut-price Radamel Falcao deal, Bournemouth want Sylvain Distin, plus more.

VIDEO: What on earth is a Dramaturg?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 20:15
Will Gompertz tracked down Uzma Hameed, a member of a flourishing species of Dramaturgs.

A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 18:38

West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.

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Russia to stage massive WW2 parade

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 18:08
Russia prepares for a big WW2 Victory Day military parade, but many Western leaders are boycotting the event because of the Ukraine crisis.

VIDEO: Baltimore back to 'normal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:57
Baltimore is getting back to normal - but what's normal?

What difference would PR have made?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:51
What difference would PR have made to election outcome?

Garcia Marquez first edition found

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:49
Police in Colombia recover a signed first edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, stolen a week ago from a book fair.

Disease-naming advice issued by WHO

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:39
New human diseases should be given socially acceptable names which do not offend people, cultures or countries, says the World Health Organization.

Ukraine separatists free aid workers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:38
Two aid workers seized by pro-Russian separatist rebels in Ukraine are released after being held for 10 days.

Terror charges for Australian youth

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:32
Australian police arrest a 17-year-old on terror charges and say they have halted a plot to detonate three bombs in Melbourne.

UK church bells to mark VE Day

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 17:21
Churches and cathedrals across the UK will ring their bells to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day - the end of World War Two in Europe.

Want a career in music? You might need to move south

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:54

Sometimes you chase your career ambitions thousands of miles away from home.

If you want be an actor, you move to L.A. If you want to make it in finance, you live in New York.

Chad Radford is a music editor for the alternative weekly Creative Loafing. He moved to Atlanta in 1999 from Idaho. And over the last 16 years, Radford has seen thousands of bands start, and end, in the Atlanta music scene.

He says that the music scene in Atlanta draws people from all over. 

"I do continually encounter people who move here just specifically for music," Radford says. "Everybody who is here in the music scene came from somewhere else."

To hear more about the Atlanta music scene, listen to the full interview using the audio player above.


Russia's WW2 parades overshadowed by Ukraine crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:32
Russia's WW2 parades overshadowed by Ukraine crisis

VIDEO: Apple v Android: Which watch wins?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:24
Many young people do not wear any kind of watch - but will smartwatches change that? BBC Click's Dave Lee puts them on trial.

What are the limits of free speech?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:21
Is there a danger that respect for differences is under threat, asks Caroline Wyatt.

Billy Elliot: still dancing 10 years on

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:15
What happened next for the child stars of hit musical Billy Elliot?

Bone marrow survivor's wedding vow

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:08
A bone marrow transplant survivor keeps a vow he made 24 years ago to the UK man who saved his life by inviting him to his daughter's wedding in the United States.

What Reddit's 'ridiculous' button tells us about mortality

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 15:58
The bizarre game with nearly a million players

The mud-wrestler no-one wanted to touch

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 15:47
The champion mud-wrestler opponents refused to touch