National / International News

Villagers 'repel Boko Haram attack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
Villagers in northern Nigeria say they have repelled an attack by suspected militants amid reports of unrest amongst disgruntled soldiers in Maiduguri.

School pupils ill over 'legal high'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
A group of pupils are treated at a Pembrokeshire school following an incident which police say may have been linked to taking a 'legal high'.

Osborne explains currency stance

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:28
Chancellor George Osborne insists again that a currency union after Scottish independence would not work and has been "ruled out".

Cavern Club fights for name rights

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:24
The Cavern Club in Liverpool takes the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who has the right to use the Cavern name in the US.

Hospital staff test negative for Mers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:15
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case and begin showing flu-like symptoms have tested negative for the virus.

Uganda's HIV-prevention law 'flawed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:07
A bill passed by MPs in Uganda which criminalises the transmission of HIV is criticised by campaigners as impeding the fight against Aids.

Rolf Harris 'two to tango' claim

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:58
Rolf Harris said "it takes two to tango" when confronted with claims of sex abuse, the brother of one of his alleged victims tells the entertainer's trial.

Ticket 'fiasco' may take days to fix

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:56
Ongoing problems with online ticket sales for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow may take "days" to resolve, the organiser says.

Scottish unemployment down by 18,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:51
Unemployment in Scotland fell by 18,000 between January and March while employment reached its highest level since records began in 1992, according to official figures.

Greenwald On NSA Leaks: 'We've Erred On The Side Of Excess Caution'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:50

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he and his team weighed the public's interest against the potential harm to innocent people when deciding how many of Edward Snowden's leaked documents to make public.

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Kids Hurt After Bounce House Soars High In The Air

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:50

Two children were seriously hurt in upstate New York after the inflatable playhouse they were in was sent high into the air by a strong gust of wind.

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PODCAST: Fixing infrastructure and American jobs

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:49

President Obama heads to New York's Tappan Zee bridge today. The crumbling, sixty year old span across the Hudson River will be the backdrop for a speech on America's infrastructure. Barring action from Congress, a federal fund for road, bridge and transit construction and repair is expected to run dry in August, something the adminstration argues could cost up to 700,000 jobs. Marketplace's Krissy Clark breaks down that number.

Meanwhile, Cisco Systems is viewed as a sort of barometer for the tech industry, and when it announces its profits on Wednesday, Silicon Valley will be paying attention to the company's latest push into the "Internet of Things," aiming to link cars, machines, devices and everything in between.

And, we now know once-disgraced mortgage giant Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have made enough money to hand more than $10 billion back to the U.S. Treasury for last quarter.  That's where the US Treasury says it has to go, given the taxpayer bailout five years ago. But with all things Fannie and Freddit, this is controversial. Marketplace regular Alan Sloan is senior editor at large at Fortune Magazine and joined us to discuss.

US baby survives 11-storey fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:41
A baby in the US state of Minnesota has survived an 11-storey fall from an apartment balcony, local media report.

Kenya court orders reporter's arrest

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:39
The high court in Kenya orders the arrest of journalist Walter Barasa, wanted by a court in The Hague for witness interference.

Cardiff earn £62m TV cash payout

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:32
Relegated Cardiff City earn more TV cash this season than Manchester United did as Premier League champions in 2013.

Bank in no rush to raise rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:25
The Bank of England says the economy "has started to head back towards normal", but that interest rates "may stay at historically low levels for some time".

Stewart to chair defence committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:19
Conservative MP Rory Stewart is selected to chair the Commons defence select committee.

The Reykjavik Confessions

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:18
Who would admit to crimes they couldn’t remember?

Day in pictures: 14 May 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:17
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 May

The 2014 Club Sandwich Index

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:12

To some, the traditional doubledecker delicacy is an example of excess. To others, it's pure excellence.

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