National / International News

Match-fixer arrested in Finland

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 02:05
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 02:03
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

VIDEO: Ziggy Marley's memories of his father

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:54
Ziggy Marley joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new music and his memories of his late father Bob Marley

Dog bites highest in deprived areas

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:47
Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least, official figures show.

UK team to shoot for fusion record

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:38
The director of a UK science facility says it could set a new world record in nuclear fusion by the end of the decade.

Mercedes may rethink team order plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:22
Mercedes say they may be forced to rethink their policy of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg racing without team orders.

AUDIO: Recognition that 'Cornwall is not England'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:20
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:11
How 60 starlings multiplied into a nightmare flock of 200 million

Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:10
The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 01:05
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.

VIDEO: Fee increase for small claims court

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:58
Fees to make a claim using small claims court courts have been increased from April 22nd, with some almost double what they were previously

Korea ferry disaster school reopens

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:46
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

Boy, 11, in canal pipe fall named

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:45
An 11-year-old boy who died after falling into a canal in Lancashire is named locally as Robbie Williamson.

Banksy street works to be auctioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:34
A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.

The Co-op Bank and Labour - looking at a divorce

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:25
Why both Labour and Co-op Bank would be happy with a divorce

VIDEO: Pensioner risks life on level crossing

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:20
CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries.

Syria helpers' 'radicalisation' fear

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:10
Anti-terror police are concerned the Syria conflict is "radicalising" humanitarian volunteers from Wales.

Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 00:04
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:39

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-23 23:38

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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