National / International News

Ukraine parliament backs bigger army

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:11
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:04
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:58
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.

In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:51

Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

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DNA reveals bird shift surprise

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:42
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.

Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:40
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.

Gutierrez praises comeback support

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:28
Newcastle United defender Jonas Gutierrez says he will remember his comeback from testicular cancer for the rest of his life.

UK rates mark six years at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:27
UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.

Facebook boast traps Tesco robber

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:23
A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.

VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the Banlieue

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:15
Child rappers with guns put French suburbs in spotlight

Prisoner wins smoking ban ruling

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:08
A prisoner wins a landmark ruling that could see the smoking ban applied in state prisons in England and Wales.

Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:08

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:03

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

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PODCAST: ECB bond buying

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:00

The European Central Bank begins another round of bond buying. More on that. Plus, we'll talk about the Department of Justice's report on the Ferguson Police Department, and how the city has been maximizing profit from ticket revenue. And with U.S. fourth quarter productivity numbers out tomorrow, an explainer on the relationship between an improving labor market and productivity – when jobs are the uptick, productivity can go down.  

How many leaders in a debate?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 02:55
How many leaders have other countries managed to get into a political debate?

Deja vu as FA's Olympic plan sparks new row

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 02:50
The Olympics are meant to unite... try telling that to Britain's football officials as a row looms over Rio participation.

Shania Twain announces final tour

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 02:48
Country star Shania Twain will play 48 dates across the US and Canada, kicking off in June, in what she says will be her "last" tour.

Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 02:40
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.

Iran 'frees envoy held in Yemen'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 02:37
An Iranian diplomat held hostage in Yemen for more than 18 months has been freed following an intelligence operation, officials in Iran say.

Bolivia ex-drug czar Nina arrested

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 02:36
Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce.