National / International News

Doctor advises Shiels interview ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:55
Morton manager Kenny Shiels will not give matchday interviews at the club after receiving medical advice.

Moyes nominated for manager accolade

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:54
Manchester United boss David Moyes is among the nominees for December's Barclays Premier League manager of the month.

ECB keeps rates at record 0.25% low

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:41
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.25%, following its surprise cut from 0.5% in November.

VIDEO: Maude denies rift with Duncan Smith

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:41
Francis Maude says claims of a rift between two government departments over Universal Credit are "simply incorrect".

Pakistani Teen Dies Stopping Bomber From Striking School

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:40

Fifteen-year-old Aitizaz Hasan is being hailed as a hero for his action earlier this week. A militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a Shiite-dominated part of Hangu town.

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Schoolgirl murder case set for court

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:38
Prosecutors are to take forward a case against a man accused of murdering a schoolgirl more than 27 years ago.

Chile fires spark health alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:30
Officials in Chile urge residents of four regions to avoid exercising outside as thick smoke from forest fires spreads, fanned by high winds.

M&S suffers fall in clothes sales

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:18
Retailer Marks and Spencer suffers a 2.1% fall in sales in its general merchandise division, which includes clothes, in the three months to the end of December.

Russia hunts shooting suspects

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 07:04
Police in southern Russia hunt suspected Islamist militants after five people are found shot dead in cars, a month before the Sochi Winter Olympics.

How Medigap Coverage Turns Medicare Into A Health Care Buffet

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:58

Supplemental insurance plans shield millions of people from Medicare's deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. Some health economists have criticized these so-called Medigap plans for inflating health care spending by encouraging people to seek care they don't really need.

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100 jobs for phone answering firm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:45
A call centre in Wrexham which sends staff out to New Zealand to cover night shifts back in the UK is to create more than 100 jobs in 2014.

The Case Against Clemency: Expert Says Snowden's Leaks Hurt Security

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:41

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker tells Morning Edition that Edward Snowden "did the crime — he should do the time" for leaking classified material to the media.

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Ex-PC in court over Gerrard footage

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:39
A former police officer appears in court accused of misconduct over footage of an alleged incident involving England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Copycat cat burglar brothers' spree

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:29
An Essex couple has double the trouble returning stolen goods to neighbours as both their cats take to a life of crime.

Pushy parents 'spoil school sport'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:14
Badly behaved parents can spoil school sport for their children, a prep school head teacher warns.

Mark Duggan: The legal options

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:10
What are Mark Duggan's family's legal options after inquest

AUDIO: Colorado marijuana shops 'selling out'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:09
A week after recreational marijuana was allowed for sale in Colarado, stores say they have already begun selling out.

More Slow-But-Steady News: Fewer Jobless Claims Filed

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:04

It's the last bit of employment news before Friday's report about job growth and the jobless rate in December. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7 percent and that 195,000 jobs were added to payrolls.

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VIDEO: MP on Duggan 'peaceful vigil' plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 06:00
David Lammy MP explains plans for "a peaceful vigil" this weekend for friends and supporters of Mark Duggan.

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