National / International News

Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:23
How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality

US student 'set himself on fire'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:19
A teenage student in the US state of Colorado has suffered severe burns after setting himself on fire in his high school cafeteria, authorities say.

VIDEO: London and Sheffield: A tale of two cities

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:15
The economic gap between London and cities in the rest of the UK, like Sheffield, has widened, according to new research.

X Games Show The Olympics What The Kids Want

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:11

The X Games have changed the lineup and atmosphere of the Winter Olympics with the introduction of snowboarding, half-pipe and now slopestyle. But when a youth-lifestyle, punk-rock sport makes it to the Olympics, some things inevitably change.

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VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:07
The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.

UN urges end to ransom payments

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.

VIDEO: Can social mobility have a downside?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
Reeta Chakrabarti asks if social mobility could have a downside by dislocating people from their origins.

VIDEO: The secret world of London's Mail Rail

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:03
Explore the 'total darkness' of London's Mail Rail

Do children make good entrepreneurs?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:02
The secrets of being a young entrepreneur

VIDEO: Airbnb chief responds to controversy

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:01
Airbnb is shaking up the travel industry by allowing home owners to rent out rooms to tourists - but its business model is facing controversy.

VIDEO: State of the Union: Is anyone listening?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:01
Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address, the BBC's Katty Kay asks Washington insiders what he can achieve in 2014.

'The harder we tried, the worse things got'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:00
England bowler James Anderson examines why the defence of the Ashes down under went so disastrously wrong

Council reverses Bible play ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 15:55
A council in County Antrim reverses a decision to cancel a play that some councillors had said was blasphemous.

Apple shares plunge on flat earnings

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 15:22
Shares in tech giant Apple fall 9% in after-hours trading, after the firm reports flat profits of $13.1bn (£7.9bn) during its first quarter.

'Crazy' And 'Surreal': Figure Skater Jason Brown's Road To Sochi

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 15:10

Weeks after he turned 19, Jason Brown placed second at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with an electrifying performance that became a YouTube sensation. "I'm so blown away and so shocked — beyond shocked. It's so surreal to me," he says.

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Sport, Scotland and the impact of independence

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 15:00
What would happen for sport in the event of "yes" vote

Newcastle agree Cabaye fee with PSG

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 14:51
Newcastle and French champions Paris St-Germain agree a transfer fee for midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

VIDEO: Egypt army 'backs Sisi candidacy'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 14:38
Egypt's top military body has given its approval for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency, according to state media.

U.S. Agencies, Tech Firms Agree To Rules On Surveillance Info

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 14:31

While the agreement gives tech companies more options in publishing data about government requests for information, it also includes several limitations. It's part of President Obama's plan to change how U.S. intelligence agencies handle personal data.

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Key Senate Republicans Offer Their Plan To Replace Obamacare

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 14:25

"Obamacare just isn't working," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said on the Senate floor Monday afternoon. So he and two of his more influential Republican colleagues have proposed yet another plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act.

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