National / International News

At-a-glance: Conservative manifesto

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:29
The Conservative Party launches its manifesto ahead of the general election. Here are some of the key points.

New wildfires spread in east Siberia

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:28
New wildfires take hold in eastern Siberia, after 23 died in similar blazes to the south-west, Russian officials say.

Tory manifesto - the cross-dressing goes on

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:27
David Cameron tried to re-brand the Conservatives as the party of working people - the day after Ed Miliband claimed that it was the party of economic responsibility.

Garmin unveils two HD action cameras

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:16
Sat-Nav maker Garmin unveils two new high definition action camera models to compete with market leader GoPro.

Game of Thrones sets ratings record

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:10
The season five premiere of Game of Thrones sets a new overnight ratings record for Sky Atlantic, with 1.57m tuning in.

Senate Panel Weighs Bill Giving Congress Final OK On Iran Deal

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:10

A vote in the Foreign Relations Committee could come as soon as today. The White House has threatened a veto, saying any congressional action could imperil talks with Iran on its nuclear program.

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VIDEO: Conservatives 'party of working people'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:06
The Conservative Party has launched its manifesto, with David Cameron declaring, "we are the party of working people, offering you security at every stage of your life".

'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:03

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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Shopping in euro

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-14 03:00

Airing on Tuesday, April 14, 2015: We were out buying new sheets and pillow cases, khaki pants, Adirondack chairs, Ford Fusions and two by fours last month. That's what the numbers suggest from the Commerce Department this morning, with retail sales up 9-10ths percent in March. Analysts see this as new evidence it was the rotten winter holding back consumers earlier in the year. Plus, U.S. Congress today will get an update on the F-35 jet, a program not yet in service but one estimated to cost a trillion dollars over its lifetime. More on that. How the strong dollar makes countries in the eurozone attractive destinations for American tourists. 

United for title next year - Cantona

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:53
Manchester United are capable of winning the Premier League next season says their former striker Eric Cantona.

Teen's death 'linked to legal highs'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:46
The parents of a teenager from County Down who was found dead in a housing estate have called for a ban on "legal high" drugs.

Flower has served sentence - Wane

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:41
Wigan's Ben Flower will have "more than served his sentence" when he returns from a six-month ban on Thursday, says coach Shaun Wane.

Ennis-Hill set for Anniversary Games

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:39
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete at the Anniversary Games in London's Olympic Stadium on 24-25 July.

VIDEO: Man traced in missing student inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:36
A man who was seen with missing student Karen Buckley has been traced and is helping police with inquiries.

Schools reopen in Sierra Leone

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:34
Children in Sierra Leone go back to school for the first time in nine months, after they were closed to halt the spread of Ebola.

Iraq 'retakes 25% of IS territory'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:32
Islamic State (IS) has lost more than a quarter of its territory in Iraq since US-led coalition air strikes began in August, the Pentagon says.

VIDEO: Crocodile bites golfer who lost ball

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:30
A golfer bitten by a crocodile as he tried to retrieve a lost ball from a course pond is recovering in hospital.

Gun battle at Somalia ministry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:20
At least seven people have been killed in an attack on the higher education ministry in a busy area of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.

Clydesdale fined £20.7m over PPI

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:20
The Clydesdale Bank is fined £20.7m by the City regulator for "serious failings" in the way it handled complaints about Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).

Singapore's mind-bending maths quiz

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 02:17
Are Singapore's students really expected to solve this?