National / International News

AUDIO: Woman defends filming own abortion

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 02:12
Emily Letts, who filmed herself while having a surgical termination and posted it online, has defended her decision.

US joins hunt for Nigerian girls

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 02:00
A team of US experts is sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The General Election: One year to go

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:59
General election promises few certainties, says Nick Robinson

ITV buys US TV producer Leftfield

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:54
ITV buys an 80% stake in US reality TV producer Leftfield Entertainment, the firm behind shows such as the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The men blasted for urinating in public

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:53
The men blasted with jets of water for urinating in public

Stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:42
Hollywood stars are staying away from a famous hotel after the owner, Brunei's government, introduced a harsh Islamic penal code.

Six months, 73,000 locations

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:32
Attempting to photograph all of London's streets

VIDEO: Why Kelis' album will make you hungry

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:28
Biscuits and gravy, Jerk ribs and Cobbler: Kelis speaks to BBC Breakfast about the tracks on her latest album, Food.

Call over poverty attainment gap

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:18
A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation calls for more to be done to help children from poorer families do well at school.

Hospital worker 'rated genitals'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:16
An operating theatre worker at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is struck off for rating patients' genitals and breasts while they were sedated.

VIDEO: Ex Co-op chair locked out of court

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:15
Former Co-operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers arrived at Leeds Magistrates' Court to face drug possession charges, only to find the building locked.

Elderly woman dies after car crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:11
An 84-year-old woman dies in hospital following a two-car crash in the village of Sixmilecross, outside Omagh, County Tyrone.

New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:02
A new type of tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been discovered by scientists in Scotland and China.

Carer recruits 'must speak English'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:01
Agencies must ensure people they recruit as carers can speak English before placing them in vulnerable people's homes, a government adviser says

Making music for the movies with John Powell

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-07 01:00

Having scored over 50 films, John Powell knows what a film should sound like. With his latest project, Rio 2, creating the original soundtrack involved a lot of unique sounds; like the swoosh of bird feathers, for example.

It's all part of his meticulous process of recording isolated sound effects and instrumental lines, then putting them together in a final mix. This kind of technological control is huge for Powell.

In fact, he says he wouldn't be the composer he is now without computers. 

Starting with the Atari ST 1080 -- Yes, that Atari ST 1080 -- computers have become an integral part of Powell's composition process.

Yet, in spite of having some of the most advanced recording technology at his disposal, Powell says the most important technological advancement in his process has been having instant access to different kinds of music from around the world: 

"Ultimately it comes down to whether or not you can write a tune. And that really is just about the music you've experienced."

Sainsbury's reports rise in profits

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 00:47
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's reports a 16.3% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £898m for the year to 15 March.

Land searched in teen murder inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 00:44
Police investigating the murder of Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers are searching an area of land in Bispham.

Sutherland 'worried' about 24 return

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 00:40
24 star Sutherland on Jack Bauer's return

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 00:33
MPs take further evidence on reform of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Russia booed at Eurovision semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 00:20
Crowds in Copenhagen boo as Russia makes it through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, amid political tensions with Ukraine.
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