National / International News

Kerb appeal: The paper bike helmet

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 17:18
The secret to a safer cycling helmet

A new start for Mongolian football?

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 17:04
The British coach starting a new football team in Mongolia

Accenture To Replace CGI Federal Running Obamacare Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:49

The main contractor behind the embattled Affordable Care Act enrollment site, which suffered major technological issues after its Oct. 1 debut, will be replaced early this year.

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Australia or jail - which was worse?

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:48
Was transportation better than prison for convicts?

The dream that caused a gold rush

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:45
A dream sparks a scramble for precious metal in India

VIDEO: Paper helmet created for cyclists

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:40
Crashing his bike motivated Anirudha Surabhi to design a radically different kind of helmet - made out of paper.

VIDEO: Clampdown on bogus taxi drivers

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:34
Inside Out joins police and the council taxi enforcement team in Birmingham looking for unlicensed drivers in a clampdown on bogus hire cabs.

VIDEO: Inside Ramsgate's secret war tunnels

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 16:29
Discovering the secret underground tunnels of Ramsgate which saved the lives of many people by providing shelter from the blitz in World War Two.

Venezuela targets corrupt police

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 15:58
Venezuela's interior minister gives out his mobile phone number on live television, urging police officers to call him to report corruption.

Taxis refuse to take disabled people

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 15:40
Middlesbrough's biggest taxi firm says it will no longer transport disabled passengers following a row over pricing.

French comic drops banned show

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 15:13
French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech, drops his controversial show after it is banned.

VIDEO: Crowds gather for Mark Duggan vigil

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 15:04
Up to 500 people attend a vigil for Mark Duggan outside Tottenham police station.

Moyes expects Man Utd improvement

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 14:27
Man Utd boss David Moyes says his side can build on their 2-0 win over Swansea, which ended a three-game losing streak.

Man dies in city centre tram crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 14:17
A man was killed when he was hit by a tram in Manchester city centre, police say.

Sinn Féin formally backs Haass plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 14:07
Sinn Féin's ruling executive endorses the Haass proposals on parades, flags, and the past.

Huge march over Eta prisoners

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 14:05
At least 100,000 people march through the northern Spanish city of Bilbao after a rally in support of jailed Basque militants is banned.

Neiman Marcus Notifying Customers Whose Cards Were Compromised

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:42

The Wall Street Journal reports the breach affected fewer than one million cards. The retailer has not released estimates on how many cards were compromised.

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Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:32
Manchester United's poor run of form is brought to a convincing end as Adnan Januzaj inspires a victory over Swansea.

Johnson eyes England World Cup place

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:04
Sunderland's Adam Johnson hopes to be part of England's World Cup squad after scoring his first professional hat-trick.

Egyptians To Vote On New Constitution For Troubled Nation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-11 13:00

Next week, Egypt holds yet another referendum on its constitution. We talk to political scientist Nathan Brown on what the likely outcome is, and if it could mean more stability in the country.

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