National / International News

Second night of violent US protests

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:06
Angry protesters in California continue to rally against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police.

Can law tackle controlling partners?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:03
Could new legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse?

Rouhani warns against corruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:59
President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.

VIDEO: 'I love criticism of Band Aid'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:59
Band Aid founder Bob Geldof defends his latest charity single, saying criticism helps raise the profile of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

Uncertainty is strange, says Button

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:55
Former world champion Jenson Button says he "just has to deal" with the uncertainty over whether he has a future at McLaren.

VIDEO: Can ex-drug users ever make good art?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:48
Will Gompertz considers whether the quality of an artist's work is made or marred by having used drugs in the past.

Russian liberal TV forced out

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:39
The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia is told to quit its rented studios in Moscow while another private channel faces closure.

Farmer delivers Downing Street tree

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:25
A fir tree grown on Gower is being unveiled by the prime minister as one of 10 Downing Street's two official Christmas trees.

VIDEO: Dewani family: 'Justice system failed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:23
The family of Anni Dewani say the justice system has failed them and accused Shrien Dewani of living a "double life" and "not being honest".

VIDEO: Mail delivery 'cherry picking' claims

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:09
Royal Mail says competitors in the bigger cities cherry picking its business could harm rural postal services.

Interest rate rises 'won't wreck the recovery'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:07
Research by the Bank of England suggests interest rate rises will not wreck the economic recovery, though they will be acutely painful for hundreds of thousands of households.

VIDEO: The background to the Dewani case

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:01
Jon Kay reports on the background to the Shrien Dewani murder case, as a judge dismisses it due to lack of evidence.

Japan sinks into a deeper recession

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:00
1.9 percent

That's how much Japan's economy shrunk in the third quarter compared to the second, Bloomberg reported. That puts the country in a deeper recession than predicted.


The 113th Congress comes to an end in a couple weeks, which makes for a lame-duck session. Before then, lawmakers have to figure out how to fund the government, and they have to deal with both a defense bill and tax breaks that are set to expire.

5 percent

That's the portion of New York City cops who bring charges in 40 percent of resisting arrest cases. That's according to a report from WNYC, which also notes 60 percent of officers didn't charge anyone with the crime. 

November 24

The day a grand jury declined to charge Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, not long after, another cop in New York would be cleared of similar charges. Twitter tracked the hashtags "#HandsUpDontShoot," "#BlackLivesMatter" and "#ICantBreathe." That day through last week, to see how protests changes over time.

PODCAST: Diversifying the police force

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:00

First up on today's show: how H&R Block is doing with its strategy of offering help with ACA stuff as a way to bring new customers in to the tax service. Plus, after Ferguson, there has been more than a little talk about making police forces more reflective of the communities they serve. But that's no panacea. And new research out of Pew says lame duck sessions of Congress are more productive than you might think. But what about this Congress in particular -- how effective has it been, and can we really expect a surge in productivity?

'Nut rage' delayed Korean Air plane

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 02:52
Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.

Woman killed in ambulance accident

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 02:49
A woman dies in a road accident in wintery conditions on the A76, five miles south of Mennock in Dumfries and Galloway.

Strikes disrupt transport in Belgium

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 02:48
Transport services in Belgium have been severely disrupted by strikes protesting against government austerity measures.

Those big numbers keep on coming

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 02:39
Watching Gangnam Style for 17,000 years.

Canada closes embassy in Cairo

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 02:30
The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.

Disability fund closure ruled lawful

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 02:25
A government decision to close a fund that helps disabled people to live and work in the community is lawful, the High Court rules.