National / International News

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:24
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty In Rape Case

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:19

When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

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More military assets set to be sold

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:10
The Ministry of Defence will have to sell off more military land and assets to make savings in the coming years, the defence secretary indicates.

Manus detainees 'to be sent home'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:08
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.

Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:46
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.

Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:42
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.

Figures reveal surveillance use

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:37
Scottish councils used covert surveillance on hundreds of occasions over the last three years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Why can't we let go of our old tech?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:28
Why can't we let go of our old tech?

Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:28
Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.

Snow warning issued for Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:24
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.

England drives global football deals

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:24
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total

Costa 'stamps' accidental - Mourinho

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:16
Diego Costa's two 'stamps' in Chelsea's League Cup semi-final win over Liverpool were "accidental" says Jose Mourinho.

VIDEO: Survivors gather to remember Auschwitz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:06
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.

The twins of Auschwitz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:04
How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings

The village that just got its first fridge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:03
The village that has just got its first fridge

Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:56

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:40
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.

Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:28

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:13

It’s doing better by lots of measurements – but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what President Obama was out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better – much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story below, and we might include it in the show.


For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 14:12

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

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