National / International News

Tory MP Mark Pritchard arrested

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:09
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an incident in central London.

UK interest rates stay on hold again

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:01
UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.

VIDEO: Spectre: New Bond title revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:00
The title of the 24th James Bond film has been announced at a ceremony at London's Pinewood Studios.

PODCAST: The simple solution to healthcare

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-04 03:00

The focus of market players today was a media briefing by the head of the European Central bank, who is trying to cope with some big economies that are flagging including France, Germany, Italy.  Beyond news the ECB will leave interest rates unchanged at near zero, the question is what about quantitative easing. More on that. And one reason why healthcare spending continues to rise is that patients and prescribing doctors often favor the shiniest new treatments. But the Peterson Center on Healthcare - which launches today - has this notion that there's a solution for better care and lower costs that's hidden plain sight. Plus, don't you hate it at the Kansas-Nebraska or Ohio-Kentucky borders, waiting in line to show your passport, get your visa and schlep your stuff through customs? All right, it hasn't gotten that far yet, but free trade does not exist between the American states. We look at why.

Will black Americans finally get a fair deal?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:56
Recent events in Ferguson have highlighted unfairness in US society and the pressing need for reform, says Clive Myrie.

Super Typhoon Hagupit Takes Aim For The Philippines

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:49

The storm is expected to be at least a category 4 when it hits the island chain on Friday. Some places are still recovering from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

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India 'hate speech' MP keeps job

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:49
India's prime minister refuses to sack junior minister Niranjan Jyoti, who used an abusive term to refer to non-Hindus at a political rally.

US hostage 'appears in Yemen video'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:48
Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.

AUDIO: Osborne attacks BBC cuts coverage

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:47
George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as "totally hyperbolic" in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.

Mexico boosts security in Acapulco

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:47
Mexican federal forces are deployed to dozens of towns in a violence-ridden area of Mexico following the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Disney's Frozen Fever date announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:46
Disney's Frozen Fever will be shown ahead of Kenneth Branagh's live-action reimagining of Cinderella.

Frenchmen jailed for Tel Aviv crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:40
Two Frenchmen are jailed in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in 2011 in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv.

Shell has 'earliest human engraving'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:37
Zig-zag patterns on a fossilised shell in Indonesia may be the earliest known engravings by a human ancestor, scientists say.

Readers abandon 'good news' website

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:30
'Good news day' decimates website's readership

Anfield expansion to 59,000 to begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:23
Liverpool say they will begin work on Monday to increase Anfield's capacity from about 45,500 to 59,000.

Google plans child-friendly products

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:23
Google is developing child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and video-sharing service YouTube, according to a US report.

No charges in Savile school inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:15
No prosecutions will be brought against former staff at a school in Surrey where Jimmy Savile abused girls, says the CPS.

Cannibal killer death cause mystery

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:07
The cause of death of a man suspected of murdering a woman in an act of cannibalism is still unknown, an inquest hears.

Spectre to be title of next Bond film

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:06
Spectre will be the title of the 24th official James Bond film, its makers announce.

Justice Department Plans New Cybercrime Team

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 02:03

The reorganization being announced today will "provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" and improve coordination among law enforcement, businesses and elected officials.

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