National / International News

Putin critic cuts off tag in protest

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 10:28
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cuts off his electronic monitoring tag in a protest against his house arrest.

Detained Christians 'freed' in Libya

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 10:25
A local Libyan tribal leader in Sirte says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after disappearing at the weekend.

McLaren-Honda query engine ruling

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 10:12
McLaren and new engine partner Honda query the latest in-season engine development ruling before the 2015 season.

VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 10:05
The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.

Why chicken wings cost more this time of year

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-05 10:04

The chicken industry did quite well in 2014. That may be largely due to the high chicken prices and low production costs. But Ed Fryar, President of Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers, Arkansas, believes chicken prices will not continue to increase in 2015, except for the chicken wings.  

"As you move into the Super Bowl and into March Madness, that causes wing prices to jump up," Fryar says.

Fryar says chicken breast has a strong market during the summer time and chicken feet are mostly exported to China.

"It’s hard to find a strong seasonal pattern in dark meat," Fryar says. "We export a substantial amount of dark meat from the United States, and because of that any issue with Avian Influenza, any political situation which causes one of our major importers to come and announce a ban on U.S poultry exports to them, those things kind of come and go."

U.S. Charges 2 Americans Over Attempted Coup In Gambia

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:41

The men allegedly bought weapons and shipped them to Gambia. Court documents say they planned to ambush the president's convoy, but when that plan fell through they decided to storm the State House.

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Wreck of Cemfjord cargo ship found

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:32
The wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord, which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board, is located on the seabed.

VIDEO: China's ice castles open to public

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:19
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

Podolski seals Inter loan switch

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:16
Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.

UKIP man sent in 'forged signatures'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:14
A UKIP parliamentary candidate submitted county council election nomination forms with forged signatures, a court hears.

Rival Pegida rallies held in Germany

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:08
Rallies for and against the "anti-Islamisation" group Pegida are underway in a number of German cities, with thousands expected to take part.

Film crew driver nearly killed friend

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 09:06
A film crew member who almost killed a friend while driving a lorry after a drunken staff party is spared jail.

Birdman and Boyhood up for awards

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:56
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.

Cakes left in Serbia landfill resold

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:47
Thousands of cakes meant to be destroyed are stolen from a Serbian landfill site and resold on the black market.

Former IRA couple arrested in Spain

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:42
Spanish police confirm two former IRA members - a married couple - were arrested last week as part of an investigation into money laundering and smuggling.

Ferguson juror sues to lift gag order

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:36
A juror on the panel that declined to charge a Missouri police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown has filed a lawsuit to speak out against the prosecutor.

Trott falls cheaply on Lions return

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:36
Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.

The odd argument over public spending

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:35
Chris Cook looks at the 'odd' exercise of working out the cost of political parties' spending plans

UK Ebola nurse has 'stabilised'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:32
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill, but has stabilised.

Major incident declared at hospital

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:28
A major incident is declared at a North Yorkshire hospital.