National / International News

Mayor rejects airport expansion plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:33
Boris Johnson turns down a £220 million project to expand London City Airport.

Cathedral statues for Queen and Duke

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:22
The Queen unveils statues of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh at Canterbury Cathedral to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

Italy court to rule on Kercher death

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:51
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

US agents 'attended sex parties'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:36
A new report alleges that US drug enforcement agents attended sex parties funded by drug cartels while stationed overseas.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:36
What degree did the most billionaires study?

Branagh's Cinders goes back to basics

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:34
Branagh goes back to basics for new Cinderella movie

'Killer in the cockpit'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:32
Friday's papers are full of speculation about what may have led the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus 320 to deliberately crash the jet, and on how airlines can protect themselves from such occurrences.

Cunning elite hoard wealth in Angola

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:24
Angola is an economic success story, writes Mary Harper - but also a land many inhabit in poverty, while a super-wealthy elite thrives.

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:22
What does your food shopping say about you?

Analysis: 'Hell yes, I'm tough enough'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:13
As Ed Miliband says he is tough enough to run the country, will the image convince the public?

Vladimir Putin's formative German years

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:12
The shock that left a young KGB officer in fear of people power

VIDEO: The life of a rare fruit collector

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:06
Helton Josue Teodoro Muniz is one of the world's great rare fruit collectors, yet he was born with a motor neurone deficiency and it is difficult for him even today to hold a seed.

VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:06
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

Election 2015: Who won the interview contest on social media?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:05
Which party leader won the first TV contest on social media?

Can data help create English football stars?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:00
Can data help create England's next football stars?

Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:52
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

Argentine president's case dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:51
A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Cord cutter, or committed to cable? How you watch what you watch

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:43

When Marketplace conducted a poll about your entertainment consumption habits, we learned that while some of you are still paying for deluxe cable packages, many others have found creative solutions to cut down costs — some to as low as $7 a month (by getting internet services for free). 

Here are how Marketplace listeners are getting their entertainment, how much it’s costing them, and why some of them decided to cut the cord on cable:

Cord cutter, or committed to cable? How you watch what you watch

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:43

When Marketplace conducted a poll about your entertainment consumption habits, we learned that while some of you are still paying for deluxe cable packages, many others have found creative solutions to cut down costs — some to as low as $7 a month (by getting internet services for free). 

Here are how Marketplace listeners are getting their entertainment, how much it’s costing them, and why some of them decided to cut the cord on cable:

Policeman arrested over wife murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 15:30
A serving police officer is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their Northampton home.

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