National / International News

'Attempt to smear' Plaid candidate

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 04:07
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood condemns a "deliberate attempt to smear" the party's candidate at the centre of a Nazi slur row.

TV channels hit Ofcom subtitling targets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 04:04
A new report by Ofcom finds the UK's domestic channels all met or exceeded targets for the amount of programmes with subtitles, audio transcription and signing in 2014.

The Egg Baby Project: A Lesson In Sex Education

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 04:03

It is a sex ed rite of passage for teens across the country. But do egg babies really teach kids about the hardships of parenting?

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Dog walker finds 'poisoned' sausages

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 04:02
Cocktail sausages believed to have been stuffed with toxic slug pellets are found at a popular dog-walking spot in East Sussex.

The fight for Boat Race equality

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:57
From fishnet stockings and angry hecklers to professional coaches and training camps: how women got Boat Race equality.

Iran: 'No guarantee' of nuclear deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:53
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that there is "no guarantee" of a final deal with world powers on its nuclear programme.

French Network TV5Monde Is Hacked By 'Cyber Caliphate' Group

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:47

The attack by what are being called cyber jihadists began Wednesday night, when screens showing TV5Monde went blank, with normal programming replaced by a message: "Je suIS IS."

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Scrutiny for discount stores' tie-up

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:45
Discount store Poundland's proposed purchase of rival 99p Stores for £55m faces an in-depth investigation by competition authorities.

Miliband attacks 'desperate smears'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:42
Ed Miliband says Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has "demeaned himself and... his office" by calling the Labour leader a backstabber.

UK's new oil find: How big is it?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:41
We look at what the effect will be if there really is 100 billion barrels of oil under the southern counties of England, as claimed by UK Oil & Gas Investments.

Caption Challenge: One unhappy dog

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:30
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Lowest Ebola cases in nearly a year

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:27
The lowest weekly cases of Ebola are recorded in West Africa since May 2014 leading to the closure of some treatment centres, officials say.

UK interest rates kept at record low

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:22
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.

Weighing Privacy Vs. Rewards Of Letting Insurers Track Your Fitness

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:08

A major life insurer is offering lower premiums in exchange for policyholders sharing activity data. But privacy advocates worry such programs eventually will be used to deny coverage.

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PODCAST: Tell a story about your product

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-09 03:00

Airing on Thursday, April 9th, 2015: The people who control interest rates in America look at prices, they look at jobs. But we now know the Federal Reserve is also looking warily at the high U.S. dollar. We consult economist Diane Swonk to understand this key wrinkle in the economy here in the spring of 2015. Plus, a company called Oyster - with agreements from all five major publishers - has opened an eBook store. We look at whether it can compete with the Amazon's standing in the industry. Finally, digital audio downloads can enlighten and entertain. They can also sell things to you. Now, there's a growing sector of podcasting for companies. We learn more about how experts can build a podcast around a product.

UK pollution forecast prompts warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 02:58
Parts of the UK face soaring levels of air pollution on Friday, prompting heath warnings for vulnerable people.

Kenya row over 'missing students'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 02:57
Kenya's government dismisses a claim that 166 students are still unaccounted for after the attack on Garissa University College.

Wobbly chick gets leg splint to walk

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 02:56
A newborn chick which damaged both its legs breaking out of her egg is given leg splints to help her walk.

VIDEO: LIVE: Cameron speech at PM Direct event

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-09 02:55
David Cameron gives a speech during his PM Direct event in the East Midlands.

Secret Service Supervisor Put On Leave After Assault Accusation

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-09 02:52

A senior manager is on leave from the Secret Service, after an employee he supervised reportedly told investigators that he assaulted her by making forceful and unwelcome sexual advances.

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