National / International News

Leading Saudi rights activist jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 10:02
The sentencing of Saudi human rights activist Waleed Abu al-Khair to 15 years in prison is condemned as "outrageous" by Human Rights Watch.

Human brain project 'off-course'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 10:02
Senior neuroscientists attack a major European project aiming to simulate the human brain.

Coulson to face perjury charges

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:56
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is to appear in court on 6 August to face perjury charges over the Tommy Sheridan trial.

Broad criticises 'crazy' schedule

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:55
England bowler Stuart Broad admits he may not play all five Tests against India as he manages an ongoing knee problem.

Australia Says It Returned 41 Asylum Seekers To Sri Lanka

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:52

The transfer at sea was condemned because those returned could face persecution. Australia's High Court granted an interim injunction to block the return of 153 other asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.

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VIDEO: The race to build Endomondo

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:42
Endomondo chief executive Mette Lykke explains how she has turned the firm into a profitable business in seven years.

In Pictures: British Tour de France

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:34
Tour de France cyclists hurtle from Cambridge to London

Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:30

The pope holds his first official meetings with victims of sexual abuse, saying that the priests who hurt them behaved like "a sacrilegious cult."

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Pistorius Trial: Will Judge Buy His 'Tragic Accident' Defense?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:27

The defense is preparing to wrap in South African track star Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Host Michel Martin learns more about the trial that's captured the nation from reporter Barry Bateman.

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Free agent Cole signs for Roma

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:27
Italian Serie A side Roma announce they have signed former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole on a two-year deal.

Whales washed up on an Irish beach

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:23
Five pilot whales die after being washed up on a County Donegal beach in the Republic of Ireland.

Amir Khan assault claims dropped

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:19
Allegations of assault made against the former world champion boxer Amir Khan have been withdrawn, police confirm.

In California Town, Protests Shed Light On National Immigration Debate

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:15

Residents of Murrieta, California blocked buses of undocumented immigrants, forcing them to go to another town. Host Michel Martin learns more about the protests and the influx of immigrants.

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Cavendish to miss Commonwealth Games

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 09:06
Mark Cavendish will have surgery on his injured right shoulder, meaning he is likely to miss the Commonwealth Games.

The fearsome Iraqi militia vowing to vanquish Isis

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:58
Meeting the fearsome Iraqi fighter vowing to defeat jihadists

US 'to work with Germany' on spy row

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:56
The White House vows to work with Germany to resolve the row over a German reportedly arrested for being a US spy.

AUDIO: MP: 'I was a victim of sexual abuse'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:51
Tessa Munt MP has revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse.

VIDEO: Second life for Lloyd Webber's Cats

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:48
The musical Cats is reopening in the West End in December. It has been revamped to try and engage new audiences after it opened 21 years ago in 1981

With Gene Disorders, The Mother's Age Matters, Not the Egg's

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:45

For a long while doctors thought that an egg's age relative to others explained why older women are more likely to produce eggs with genetic abnormalities. But a study finds that's not really true.

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Doctor Who scripts leaked online

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:43
BBC Worldwide calls for fans not to distribute five scripts for the new series of Doctor Who, seven weeks before the episodes are broadcast.
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