National / International News

'Bali Nine' man loses clemency bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 17:31
Myuran Sukumaran, one of the "Bali Nine" Australians jailed in Indonesia for drug smuggling, loses his final bid to escape execution.

Stocks in Asia up following US lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 17:25
Stocks in Asia mostly show gains, following Wall Street's lead and buoyed by a positive jobs survey in the US, together with hopes of further stimulus measures in the eurozone.

Judge Maintains Gag Order In Coal Mine Disaster Trial

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 16:44

The federal judge rejected motions by NPR and other news organizations to allow lawyers and others involved to talk about the case. The judge has also restricted access to court documents.

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Next government could be a long time coming

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 16:16
The negotiations to form the coalition in 2010 will seem straightforward compared with the complexities that are likely to follow the general election in May, says Mark Mardell.

The longer look

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 16:15
MA students report on global issues

The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:56
The world's biggest ship - for 53 days

VIDEO: "Americans, this is pointless"

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:51
What baffles foreigners about the American way

Samsung forecasts 37% profit fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:48
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has forecast a 37.4% fall in quarterly operating profit from a year earlier.

Council considers cold school meals

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:30
West Dunbartonshire Council is to consider a proposal to scrap hot school dinners on Fridays to help save money.

Parents 'quit work over care costs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:06
One in five UK parents with childcare costs will reduce the hours they work or consider giving up work altogether in 2015, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: Polish nun's journey tipped for Oscars

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
A Polish film, Ida, is among the pictures favoured to earn a best foreign language film Oscar nomination when the shortlist of films in the running for an Academy Award is announced next week.

VIDEO: How an autistic child learned to say 'I love you'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
How a dog helped an autistic boy open up

Tesco joins supermarket price war

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
Tesco cuts prices on some big-brand products on the day that new Tesco boss Dave Lewis is due to set out options for reviving the troubled supermarket.

Oldham hoping to complete Evans deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:55
Oldham Athletic are hoping to finalise a deal to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans on Thursday despite a 60,000-strong petition.

"Attack on freedom"

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:52
The first editions of the British papers cover the murders at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris with graphic pictures of the attack, tributes to the dead and calls for solidarity against terrorism.

Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:25

Researchers have long known that avocados have "good" fats. But they didn't know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.

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IS police 'kidnapped' in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:10
Reports from Syria say some members of the religious police force set up by the militant group Islamic State have been kidnapped.

Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Apologizes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:05

The Frederick County, Md., council member was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek editorial by the Frederick News-Post after he said the newspaper couldn't use his name in a story without permission.

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Remembering 'Generation Mex' Writer And Proud Outsider Michele Serros

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:02

Serros wrote about being a bicultural Chicana who was influenced by both her working-class, Mexican-American heritage and Southern California pop culture. She died Sunday at the age of 48.

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More Cosby accusers come forward

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 14:01
Three more women come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them years ago.