National / International News

VIDEO: App gives check-up to cats and dogs

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 16:10
App promises to catch pet problems before symptoms appear

What has the European Parliament done for business?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:58
What do businesses want from the European Parliament?

UK overseas wildlife 'needs protection'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:49
Some 90% of unique British species are found in overseas territories, and more needs to be done to protect their threatened species, the RSPB says.

Baby mammoth goes on display in UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:45
A perfectly preserved baby mammoth which died 42,000 years ago has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London.

D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:37
Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

'Record' year for financial disputes

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:37
The amount of consumer-related financial disputes reached a record in the year to March, according to the Financial Ombudsman.

How to drive firms to global success

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:35
Why the patient approach wins the race for success

VIDEO: How to win in the global race

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:34
What's the best way for bosses to lead their companies to success on a global stage?

'Large' fire hits Camden Market

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:34
Hundreds of people are evacuated from the Stables Market in Camden, north London, after a fire breaks out.

10 ways to cool the housing market

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:30
10 ways to take the heat out of housing

Thai Army Declares Martial Law But Says It's No Coup

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:25

After six months of anti-government protests and the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the army says it is needed to "keep peace and order."

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VIDEO: How to make Anglo-Iranian music

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:23
Composer Soosan Lolavar on Stay Close, her bid to combine Western and Iranian music in a classical composition.

Farage defends Romanian comments

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:08
Nigel Farage defends controversial remarks he made about Romanians, saying people would be right to be concerned if a group moved in next door.

The pool where Tarzan was a lifeguard

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:03
The pool where Tarzan was a lifeguard

MPs warn of probation shake-up risks

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:02
Changes to the probation service, which will see most work contracted out, carry "significant risks", MPs warn.

Mobile phone child health risk probe

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 15:00
A major investigation into whether mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children's mental development is getting under way.

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty To Helping U.S. Tax Evaders

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 14:59

The Swiss bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in penalties to U.S. authorities for helping Americans use tax havens to hide from the IRS.

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GM doesn't want employees using these words in memos

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-05-19 14:16

A quick follow-up to last week's story about the $35 million fine General Motors is going to pay for not telling the truth about its ignition switch problems.

As part of the document dump related to that case, there's a PowerPoint presentation about how to describe the recall process. Words employees were never to use? "Grenadelike," "Kevorkianesque," "widow-maker," and "rolling sarcophagus," and more:

U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Atlantic Search For 4 British Sailors

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 14:08

The U.K.'s most famous yachtsman has joined families of the missing crew members of a 40-foot sailboat in urging that the search resume. The yacht disappeared Saturday.

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Task Force Says Asking All Patients About Suicide Won't Cut Risk

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 13:57

Suicide is a major cause of death, and there's no evidence that screening everybody will reduce the toll, a federal panel says. But doctors, family and friends can help, researchers say.

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