National / International News

Transformers tops Razzie nominations

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:08
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the Razzies awards, given to the worst films of 2014, with seven nominations including worst picture, screenplay and director.

EU lawyer approves ECB bond buying

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:08
A top EU lawyer has said that the European Central Bank's bond buying programme is legal.

Weather causes disruption to drivers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:05
Drivers are advised to take care after severe weather forces roads across Wales to close and causes traffic queues.

Hull theatre gets more rescue funds

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:52
Hull's Truck theatre is given an emergency grant of £250,000 by Arts Council England as it attempts to get out of financial trouble.

Carlisle 'getting stronger each day'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:44
Clarke Carlisle's wife says the former footballer is getting "stronger each day" as he recovers after a road accident.

GM crops: What do new rules mean?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:40
The EU has approved new rules on GM crops, designed to break the stalemate between pro- and anti-GM nations. What are the implications?

Hunt for stolen £16k bulldog puppy

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:38
Police are still searching for a rare bulldog puppy worth £16,000, which was snatched from its breeder's home.

Flying bird weight riddle solved

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:35
Scientists at Stanford University in the US develop a device that can measure the weight of a flying bird.

Indiana's Veterans Service Officers Help Vets Get More Benefits

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:18

Veterans Service Officers often help veterans successfully navigate the complicated benefits process. But not all vets in Indiana know about VSOs or have access to them.

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£120m spent buying land by ministers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:17
The amount of money spent by Welsh ministers to buy industrial sites, business parks and office blocks could reach £120m within months.

North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:17

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:16

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.

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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:16

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.

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VIDEO: Queues for new issue of Charlie Hebdo

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:15
Exactly a week after an Islamist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the satirical magazine is back on sale with an issue the staff are calling 'The Survivors'.

In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:14

A few years ago amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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For S.C.'s Poet Laureate, An Inauguration Poem Without An Inaugural Audience

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:13

State officials say they cut Marjory Wentworth's two-minute poem for time, but many residents say it was the mention of the state's history with slavery that got it tossed.

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VIDEO: Exhibition celebrates stage design talent

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:11
A successful live production does not just rely on a fine script and superb acting or singing, audiences also expect creative costumes and sets.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:56
Defoe agrees £14m deal to join Sunderland, Arsenal confident of Bielik deal, Redknapp QPR future uncertain, plus more.

Murray seeded sixth in Melbourne

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:47
Three-time finalist Andy Murray is seeded sixth for the Australian Open, with Novak Djokovic top of the draw.

Lucas wanted to direct new Star Wars

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 22:42
Who knows how close we came to another Jar Jar Binks, as George Lucas reveals he wanted to direct new Star Wars film.