National / International News

Banned Williams 'always anti-drugs'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 10:05
Sprinter Christian Malcolm defends banned 400m hurdler Rhys Williams and says Welsh athletics does not have a drugs problem.

S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 10:04
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.

VIDEO: Gaza baby delivered from dead mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 10:02
A premature baby has been delivered from a woman killed in a Israeli airstrike on Gaza.

CEOs get paid a ton, Mary Poppins makes almost none

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-25 10:00

As the song goes, "Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!" That is, unless you're getting paid the federal minimum wage like Mary Poppins.

Or, rather, Kristen Bell as Mary Poppins in a Funny or Die video poking fun at how difficult it is to live on $7.25 an hour:

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die

Aside from lamenting that she has to buy her own birds (from Mexico, apparently), Poppins points out the irony of CEOs' growing paychecks, while she can't even live above the poverty line. Our own Paddy Hirsch has a video on this phenomenon. He doesn't sing:

Can't this British nanny catch a break? Or at least get a new umbrella?

Clark secures gold for Scotland

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:53
Sarah Clark secures another Commonwealth Games judo gold medal for Scotland in the under-63kg division.

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:52
Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.

Ex-DJ Dave Lee Travis facing retrial

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:47
Ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis faces a retrial in September over sexual abuse allegations and a new count of indecent assault.

Judge raises Coulson prison concerns

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:45
A judge is to write to Belmarsh Prison's governor over concerns that Andy Coulson remains at the high-security jail three weeks after the ex-editor was jailed for hacking.

Coach firm collapse affects hundreds

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:45
A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:44
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:32
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.

Ed Miliband: No more photo ops?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:28
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

RBS shares surge on surprise profit

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:23
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:14
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

Playgrounds squeezed in places crush

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:11
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-25 09:02

In what will be his first papal visit to the U.S., the pontiff has accepted an invitation to a meeting in Philadelphia and is reportedly considering stops in New York and Washington, D.C.

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'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:41
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Four peregrine falcons found dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:34
Four peregrine falcons are found dead in their remote nest with police suspecting foul play.

AUDIO: Lloyd Webber: Music comps are 'a fix'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:32
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has advised aspiring musicians to avoid music competitions because "they are fixed".

My consistency key to title - Rosberg

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-25 08:32
Nico Rosberg believes his greater consistency is key to his hopes of beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the F1 title.

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