National / International News

Progress in EU reform talks - No 10

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:31
Downing Street says the UK's argument for major changes to the way the European Union works is "making progress".

Can Employers Dump Workers On Health Exchanges? Yes, For A Price

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:20

A recent IRS rule bars employers from offering workers tax-free subsidies to buy policies. But a company could still cancel its plan and leave workers to buy individual policies on the marketplaces.

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Saudi activists sentenced to death

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:07
Two Shia activists have been sentenced to death in a week in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking security forces in the country's east.

Mother criticises German death probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 06:02
The mother of a north London student whose body was found on a motorway in Germany criticises a new investigation launched in Germany.

Obituary: Maya Angelou

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:45
The life and work of the American writer and poet

Korean ferry owner's daughter is held

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:41
The daughter of fugitive Korean businessman Yoo Byung-eun - wanted in connection with April's ferry disaster - has been arrested, officials say.

PODCAST: Is it smart for employers to dump workers onto the ACA exchanges?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:41

If companies stop offering health insurance they must treat the stipends as taxable income…or else face fines of more than $30,000 a year per worker.

The Learning Curve story: How the digital revolution is transforming learning and the business of the classroom.

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:41

Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.

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VIDEO: Oakeshott resignation 'inevitable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:34
The former leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Menzies Campbell has said the resignation of Lord Oakeshott was "inevitable".

China holds Xinjiang mass sentencing

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:27
Fifty-five people are given sentences for terrorism, separatism and murder at a stadium in China's Xinjiang region.

VIDEO: Church to give debt advice

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:26
The Church of England is attempting to give people in debt an alternative to using pay-day lenders by promoting credit unions.

Toddlers critical in go-kart crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:25
Two toddler cousins are critically injured and five other people are injured when a go-kart taking part in a race event in East Sussex ploughed into the crowd.

Is Britain really becoming more racist?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:24
Is the UK really becoming more racist?

School nurseries 'better for poor'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:22
Disadvantaged pre-schoolers at private or voluntary nurseries in England receive poorer provision than those in school-based nurseries, a study suggests.

Snowden Says He Was 'Trained As A Spy' In NBC Interview

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:08

Targeting what he calls "misleading" statements about his work for the U.S., former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells NBC's Brian Williams he "was trained as a spy" and lived under a false name.

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Split emerges in Pakistan Taliban

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 05:00
A major faction of the Pakistani Taliban announce their split from the organisation, saying its tactics are "un-Islamic".

Nato security 'bigger than Olympics'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 04:57
The Nato summit security operation will be a bigger challenge than the 2012 London Olympics, says the officer in charge of policing it.

Serena knocked out of French Open

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 04:45
Defending champion Serena Williams suffers a shock loss to Garbine Muguruza in the second round of the French Open.

Nurse's sex calls from murderer

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 04:44
A mental health nurse who had phone conversations of a sexual nature with a murder suspect is cautioned for misconduct.

Amazon steps up publisher spat

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 04:43
Amazon has said a bitter dispute with publisher Hachette, which has led to a block on pre-orders, will not be resolved soon.
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