National / International News

'Nazi art' left to Swiss museum

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:57
German art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday, makes the Bern Art Museum in Switzerland his "sole heir".

VIDEO: Drone technology used in aircraft checks

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:55
Drone technology is helping engineers to carry out safety checks on aircraft.

Somali children 'at death's door'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:49
More than 50,000 malnourished children in Somalia are at "death's door" less than three years after a famine, a group of aid agencies warns.

Your pictures: On the road

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:46
Readers' photos on the theme of "on the road"

VIDEO: Alibaba eyes US share sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:43
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has filed documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.

Tillis wins N Carolina primary

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:40
A North Carolina Senate candidate backed by the Republican Party establishment wins the nomination to face Democratic Senator Kay Hagan in November.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:38
Real Madrid want Suarez, Rodgers agrees new contract, Chelsea and Man City target Sagna, Liverpool eye Cole, plus more.

Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:16

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

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PODCAST: Alibaba IPO

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:11

Alibaba, the online commerce giant of China, has filed the paperwork to trade its stock in the United States. Regulators will now comb through more than 2000 pages of Alibaba documents. If the IPO moves forward it could be valued at $100 billion, six times the value of Facebook when it hit the public market two years ago. The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh joined us to discuss.

So, how long does it take you to watch all those programs you DVR? You might not care if you wait a day or two, but you know who does? Network executives and advertisers. That's because ad deals are based on what's known as C3, a measurement of commercial minutes seen live and over the following three days. Advertisers don't pay for your eyeballs if you watch "Scandal" on day four.

It's just over a year since a clothing factory collapsed in Bangladesh, which caused the death of more than 1,000 people. The complex tragedy has brought some changes to safety conditions in places that may have manufactured many kinds of affordable clothing Americans buy and wear, but what has gotten less attention is a change in the law that lets employees form a union without the permission of their employer.

 

AUDIO: Dizzee and Brand: A-level material?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 07:09
A-level students may be given the opportunity to study the language of Russell Brand and Dizzee Rascal.

Easyjet develops inspection drones

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:47
Easyjet is developing drones to inspect its fleet of Airbus aircraft, and may introduce the flying maintenance robots as early as next year.

Air polluted 'in majority of cities'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:47
Air pollution in many cities around the world is breaching the World Health Organization's guidelines, a report suggests.

Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:43

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Man Utd not naming new boss this week

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:22
Manchester United will not name their new manager this week, while favourite Louis van Gaal avoids questions about the role.

Barclays to announce hefty job cuts

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:11
Barclays set to slash jobs as investment bank shrinks

VIDEO: Bennett: People are turning to Greens

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:10
Electors are turning to the Green Party whose councillors are "in it for the long-haul" says the party leader.

Author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:09
The best-selling author Leslie Thomas, best known for his national service novel The Virgin Soldiers, dies aged 83.

Reported $147 Million Home Price Would Set New U.S. Record

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:07

The stock market has been on a winning streak of late. How else to explain three homes that each reportedly sold for more than $100 million in the past three months?

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Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-07 06:01

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress shows high school seniors testing no better than the Class of 2009.

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Sir Tim's web worries

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 05:39
Sir Tim Berners-Lee's worries for the future of the web
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