National / International News

Company investigates bus blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:57
Passengers and a driver flee a single-deck bus in Gwynedd after it fills with smoke and bursts into flames.

S Sudan 'crimes against humanity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:54
Both sides in South Sudan's conflict have committed crimes against humanity, including mass killings, sexual slavery and gang-rape, a UN report says.

MPs to vote on letting agent fee ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:53
Labour says it will bring forward a vote in the Commons in an attempt to ban rental firms from charging letting fees to tenants.

Call for clearer meat packaging

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:46
Faith leaders have called for clearer packaging after it emerged some meat is sold which could qualify as halal but is not labelled as such.

400 new jobs for Newtownabbey

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:41
Four hundred jobs are to be created in Newtownabbey, County Antrim by business IT services firm Capita.

Huge blast 'destroys Aleppo hotel'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:40
A large explosion in the centre of the Syrian city of Aleppo has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, state media and activists report.

Bullied blind woman films abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:39
A blind woman who was regularly sworn at by bullies and nearly mugged wears a body camera so police can identify the culprits.

Is the UK quite good at education after all?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:26
Is the UK quite good at education after all?

VIDEO: Hall 'rape victim' not 'gold-digger'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 05:24
A woman who claims ex-broadcaster Stuart Hall repeatedly raped her has told a court she was not a "gold-digger" wanting compensation.

Businessman death was not neglect

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:56
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation received "less than optimum" care but it did not amount to neglect, says a coroner.

VIDEO: Belle inspired by true story

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:53
Tom Brook looks at the new period film 'Belle', inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle.

The celebrities saying 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:47
The story behind the 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls' campaign

VIDEO: 'We will bring the girls back'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:40
Nigeria's president has vowed to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants and return them to their families.

How long will your retirement savings live?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:39

What's scarier than dying young? Well, for some, it's living longer without having enough money saved to ensure a good quality of life during retirement. 

Marketplace economics contributor Chris Farrell joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio with tips about how to make sure your savings live as long as you do. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

Lab bug extends ‘life's alphabet’

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:33
Scientists produce a semi-synthetic version of a bacterium that has an extended genetic code.

Advocates Back Paid Sick Leave, But Opponents Won't Cough It Up

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:32

Top earners are usually paid when they stay home sick, but low-income workers are not. That has triggered a debate about fairness and risks to public health when incentives force sick people to work.

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Thai ex-PM faces corruption charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:24
Thailand's anti-corruption body indicts ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.

Caption Challenge: Duck and cover

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:23
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

London taxis plan anti-Uber gridlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:22
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association plans to block London's roads to protest against Uber's hi-tech car-hire service being allowed in the capital.

Labour backs Tory knife crime plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:11
Labour leader Ed Miliband says Nick Clegg is "wrong" to oppose Tory plans for tougher sentences for possession of knives.

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