National / International News

'Attractive jihadists lure UK girls'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:58
"Attractive" jihadist fighters can be "eye candy" to lure in British Muslim girls, a woman who was radicalised online tells BBC Newsnight.

Road tunnel turned into nightclub

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:47
A tunnel on Coventry's notorious ring road is to be transformed into a nightclub as part of a three-day motoring festival.

Security strategy 'will be rushed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:45
The UK's next national security strategy will be prepared in an "unnecessary rush", a committee of MPs and peers says.

Johnson arrest, abuse law and a paracetamol 'alert'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:42
The arrest of footballer Adam Johnson, new abuse laws, and a safety warning over paracetamol are all topics in Wednesday's newspapers.

How the Brits misunderstand America

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:39
The BBC's Katty Kay spends a few days back in London and realises just how much the British misunderstand America

VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:38
More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila.

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:34
Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:28

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Ex-Spurs midfielder Mackay dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:26
Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay dies, aged 80.

MSPs hear human trafficking evidence

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:14
MSPs on Holyrood's justice committee are to begin taking evidence on new legislation to tackle human trafficking in Scotland.

Sturgeon: Equality key to prosperity

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:10
Nicola Sturgeon will say tackling inequality will lead to greater prosperity as she sets out the Scottish government's economic strategy.

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:08
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:05
Chelsea could sign 44-year-old, Manchester City consider Guardiola, Di Maria "too ugly" for Real Madrid, plus more

Will Sony march away from mobile?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:04
Rory Cellan-Jones meets the chief executive of Sony and wonders if it is time the firm should prepare for an exit from the smartphone market.

Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 15:00
Images of the models to look out for this year

Rise in reports of discrimination

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 14:59
Incidents of discrimination in English professional and grassroots football has increased, according to Kick It Out.

VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 14:52
More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.

VIDEO: 'How I was radicalised online'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 14:43
'Ayesha', not her real name, was once a radical Muslim who found the lifestyle, initially, "glamorous" and attractive.

VIDEO: On the trail of Mohammed Emwazi

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 14:34
The mother of the British Jihadi Mohammed Emwazi has told authorities in Kuwait that she recognised her son's voice immediately last summer in Islamic State videos.

Google's wireless gamble

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-02 14:23

It's official. In a speech Monday at the Mobile World Congress, Sundar Pichai, a Google senior vice president, confirmed the months-old rumors: The Internet giant is getting into the wireless network business. But only in what he called a "very small-scale" way. 

"They don’t plan on really setting up  a service that will go directly head-to-head with the two that dominate the market, AT&T and Verizon," says Gartner analyst Bill Menezes. Instead of building its own cell-phone towers, Google plans to choose certain locations to set up a "mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)"—a kind of middleman that buys and repackages access to data, texting and phone calls from the big wireless-network providers.

There are many MVNOs already in the market. Scott Allan, director of Ting — an MVNO that works with Sprint — says his company's innovation is flexible billing. Ting charges less when customers use less data. 

It remains to be seen what Google's product will look like, but Ben Schachter, Internet analyst at Macquarie, believes the company will focus on pushing more people online.

"At the end of the day, who benefits from that? Google," says Gartner's Menezes. "Because all those people are using search, accessing YouTube, using Google docs, and so on."