National / International News

Quiz: National champions on the field - and the classroom?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:58

Ohio State’s football team won the first College Football Playoff, but its Graduation Success Rate rate lags behind other sports programs on its campus.

GSR is a NCAA metric that accounts for student-athlete transfers.

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VIDEO: 'I hid Paris hostages in freezer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:42
A man from Mali who hid shoppers at a Jewish supermarket during an attack in Paris by an Islamist gunman has been given French citizenship.

McIlroy records first hole-in-one

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:22
Rory McIlroy makes his first professional hole-in-one and is only two behind leader Martin Kaymer after day two in Abu Dhabi.

Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:19
Saudi Arabia postpones the second round of its public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds.

Long-Lost British Spacecraft Spotted By NASA Probe Orbiting Mars

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:10

The Beagle 2 Mars Lander was lost Christmas day 2003. Today, British scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of Mars.

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Derry Judge disses Snoop Dogg

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:08
A Londonderry judge describes the controversial US rapper, Snoop Dogg, as a "misogynist wretch" during a court case.

VIDEO: 'Attacked' cyclist sought by police

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:56
A cyclist who filmed an incident in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike by a van and assaulted has been urged to contact police.

Sundance London cancelled for 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:39
The festival, launched in 2012, to promote smaller, independent films, will not take place this year.

UK man arrested over Sony hack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:35
A UK man has been arrested in connection with the attacks on the PlayStation and Xbox platforms over Christmas.

England loss not a setback - Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:34
Eoin Morgan says losing to Australia in the tri-series is not a setback in England's World Cup preparations.

Dead man's family shown wrong body

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:28
A family say they were left traumatised after they were shown the wrong body in hospital when they went to pay their respects to their late father.

Day in pictures: 16 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:28
Images from around the world: 16 January

Probe into Ched Evans 'contempt'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:22
Prosecutors are to investigate whether any criminal offences have been committed in regards to identifying the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans.

VIDEO: The geese that fly over Mt Everest

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:20
A tracking study reveals the secrets of the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose, the world's highest bird migration.

Falcao must prove himself - Van Gaal

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:19
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says on loan striker Radamel Falcao still needs to prove himself at Old Trafford.

Government's Trojan review published

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:18
The Department for Education "has in the past lacked inquisitiveness", on extremism in schools, an internal review by the department has found.

Hunt for YouTube 'assault' cyclist

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:14
A cyclist who filmed an argument with a van driver in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike and assaulted is urged to contact police.

Muslim tells of hiding Jewish shoppers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:09
A Malian Muslim, who is being fast-tracked for French nationality, tells the BBC how he hid Jewish shoppers during last week's Paris attacks.

HS2 compensation package increased

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:09
Homeowners living near the proposed HS2 rail line between London and Birmingham are to get extra financial compensation.

Cost of V&A Dundee almost doubles

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:08
The cost of the new V&A Dundee museum of design has almost doubled to £80m, it emerges.