National / International News

Race at issue in first lady comparison

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:45
Why is Michelle Obama being compared to Jackie Kennedy?

VIDEO: Could UK field united football team?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:41
Tory MP Laurence Robertson and the SNP's Pete Wishart on the chances of a United Kingdom football team.

Third place play-off unfair - Van Gaal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:37
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is unhappy at having to compete in Saturday's World Cup third-place play-off with Brazil.

Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:37

Most unofficial counts give Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo a slight lead over his opponent, but authorities have cautioned against celebrating until a full tally is released in about 10 days.

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Killer bear 'was probably stressed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:08
A bear that mauled a boy to death had worn-down teeth which would have made it behave "aggressively", an inquest hears.

The dangers of temp work

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-10 05:00

There are now more than 2.9 million temp workers in the U.S., as the temp staffing business remains one of the fastest growing industries. But the work can sometimes be dangerous, especially if employees are not properly trained.

Univision has partnered with ProPublica to expose the sometimes deadly conditions temp workers are exposed to, often with very little, if any, training. The undercover investigation reveals the obstacles the Occupational Safety & Health Administration faces in its temp worker safety initiative.

Click the media player above to hear Univision’s Tomas Ocana in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

VIDEO: UN says Gaza 'on knife edge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:54
The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has called for calm on the Gaza Israel border as tensions between the two sides remain tense.

Artists to mark lights out for WW1

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:52
Artists including Jeremy Deller are creating new works for a lights out to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.

M&S finance boss leaves for Tesco

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:51
Marks and Spencer's chief financial officer Alan Stewart will leave the High Street retailer to join supermarket giant Tesco.

4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:41

The suspect in the shootings in Spring, Texas, engaged police in a three-hour standoff before surrendering.

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Minister unhappy over consultation

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:38
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill accuses the UK government of a "lack of prior consultation" over new surveillance powers.

Are coin-locks on trolleys a bad idea?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:24
Morrisons is removing locks from thousands of its supermarket trolleys.

Myanmar reporters sentenced to jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:23
A court in Myanmar sentences five journalists to jail with hard labour for 10 years for writing that the military was making chemical weapons.

Giant rollable TVs on the horizon

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:21
LG has announced the release of two new 18in organic LED panels - one is transparent while the other can be rolled into a 3cm tube.

Trent Bridge chief rejects pitch claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:19
Nottinghamshire's chief executive dismisses claims the club deliberately prepared a lifeless pitch for the first Test.

Day in pictures: 10 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:11
24 hours of news photos: 10 July

VIDEO: Do unions have a strike mandate?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:08
The government has criticised unions calling strike action without a significant enough level of support.

Free Wifi access starts in Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:07
Glasgow becomes the first city in Scotland to launch a council-led scheme offering free access to the internet.

Judge dismisses NHS shake-up review

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:05
Campaigners lose three separate legal challenges in their bid to stop planned changes to hospital services in west Wales.

Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 04:04

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.

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