National / International News

Foreign courses 'not up to scratch'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:57
Review throws spotlight on some foreign student courses, many of which do not meet the required standards.

Fans help fund Jamaica bobsleigh bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:47
Jamaica's bobsleigh team raises more than $110,000 (£67,000) as donations come pouring in from fans supporting their Winter Olympics bid.

AUDIO: Night shift work causes body 'chaos'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:42
Night shift work causes "chaos" to the body and can cause long-term damage to health, researchers warn.

Palace have 'Europe's biggest squad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:39
Crystal Palace have the biggest squad in Europe, according to a study which analysed the top 31 leagues on the continent.

VIDEO: 'No offence, my name's Norman'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:38
The BBC news channel's chief political correspondent waited until the end of a live interview to tell Paddy Ashdown that he had been calling him by wrong name.

Kenyan author comes out as gay

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:07
Leading Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina comes out to say he is gay, making him one of the most high-profile Africans to do so.

Palestinian Herders Pick Up The Pieces After Homes Destroyed

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:07

Up a barren, narrow valley in the West Bank hills, a small community of herders raises sheep and goats. But it is also an Israeli military zone. NPR's Emily Harris visited the community one day, and returned the next to find their flimsy homes bulldozed by Israeli court order.

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Brazil has to be ready - Valcke

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 03:02
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke says the pressure is on Brazil to be ready to host this summer's World Cup.

Serbia begins EU membership talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:56
Serbia starts formal EU membership talks in Brussels, following a breakthrough deal with Kosovo.

PC bailed in sexual misconduct case

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:55
A Nottinghamshire police officer appears in court charged with sexual misconduct against six women.

Smaller wine glass call for pubs

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:53
Scotland's bars and pubs are being urged to promote the sale of smaller measures of wine, as part of a government campaign.

VIDEO: Energy boss 'forgets' power cut figure

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:52
Bosses of UK energy distribution firms give evidence to MPs over power cuts during the Christmas period.

Netflix grows subscriptions in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:51
The number of US households signing up to online TV subscriptions such as Netflix grows by 4%, while more subscriptions to premium pay-TV channels like HBO have been cancelled.

Signs warn dog owners of disease

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:45
Signs are to be put up in the New Forest warning dog owners about a mysterious disease that has killed 13 dogs across Britain in recent months.

10% of rail level crossings closed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:43
Network Rail says 10% of Britain's level crossings have been closed since 2010 as part of a programme to improve rail safety.

M4 reopens after Newport tanker crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:28
A section of the M4 closed for almost four hours following a tanker crash in tunnels in Newport is reopened.

Critics hail Hayley's Corrie exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:23
The final scenes of long-running Coronation Street character Hayley Cropper are praised by critics as "brave and moving".

Relegation a rubbish idea - Cummins

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:17
Plans to relegate two teams from Super League this season are "rubbish", according to Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins.

Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:04

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that nearly 1 in 5 Latinos say diabetes is the major health concern for themselves and their family. In East Los Angeles, where obesity and diabetes are common, community activists are committed to turning the problem around.

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Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:03

It's a cliché and an understatement to say Latino-Americans aren't a monolithic group. But our survey of nearly 1,500 Latinos underscores the variety of different experiences collapsed into the term "Latino."

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