National / International News

Tunisian MPs agree new constitution

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:21
Tunisia's interim parliament agrees a new constitution, which will be voted on at the weekend, in a bid to end months of political deadlock.

Man denies Hyde Park bomb murders

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:18
John Downey denies the murder of four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Hyde Park in 1982.

Protesters seize Ukraine offices

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:14
Protesters in Ukraine seize several regional government offices after talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych stalled.

Week in pictures: 18-24 January 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:13
Top news photos from the past week

Croatia's ex-spy chief extradited

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:08
Croatia's former spy chief is handed over to Germany on suspicion of murder, after a row which strained ties between the EU and its newest member.

MP Carswell makes citizen's arrest

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:07
Conservative MP Douglas Carswell makes a citizen's arrest after confronting a shoplifter outside his local Boots store.

Travis 'said groping was the norm'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:04
DJ Dave Lee Travis told police that groping behaviour was the "norm" during the 1970s but denied allegations made against him, a court hears.

Ukraine Protests Spread, But 'Fragile Truce' Holds In Kiev

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:57

In several cities now, demonstrators are in the streets protesting corruption and demanding that President Viktor Yanukovich schedule new elections.

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Hacking case phones 'never found'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:55
Up to 10 mobile phones and computer gadgets potentially linked to Rebekah Brooks have never been found by police, the phone-hacking trial hears.

VIDEO: Van Gogh icons, side by side

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:53
Two of Vincent van Gogh's iconic sunflower paintings are shown together in London for the first time in 65 years.

As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:48

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April. But the company faces a challenge as it herds its users away from the 12-year-old operating system: With so many computing options on the market, customers leaving XP behind might end up turning their backs to Microsoft, too.

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Best tennis ahead of me - Federer

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:40
Roger Federer believes his best tennis this year is still to come after he loses in the Australian Open last four to Rafael Nadal.

Death 'may not have been prevented'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:37
The death of a 14-year-old girl under care of social services may not have been prevented even if more steps had been taken, a serious case review says.

Whole-life sentences 'not wrong'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:37
Whole-life terms given to some killers are "not manifestly excessive or wrong in principle", the Court of Appeal hears.

Fatal crash car travelling at 80mph

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:31
A stolen car involved in a crash in which a policewoman died had been travelling at up to 80mph in a 30mph limit, a court is told.

Pay rising in real terms - coalition

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:30
The government says most workers have seen their take-home pay rise in real terms in the past year but Labour calls their figures "dodgy".

An economic storm in Argentina

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:27

It's been a dizzying 24 hours in Argentina. The peso plummeted 19 percent versus the U.S. dollar. It seems to be stabilized this morning at 7.9, down more than 8 percent from a day ago. The incident is a reminder of the economic turbulence in Argentina a little over a decade ago, with the currency swings that came the country defaulted on its debts. Click the audio player above to hear the BBC's Andrew Walker discuss the story.

Carney: interest rates permanently lower

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:20
Carney signals he wants interest rates to stay where they are

Syria regime 'may quit Geneva talks'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:20
Syria's foreign minister threatens to quit peace talks in Geneva, state media say, as both sides refuse to meet face-to-face.

Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 07:15

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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