National / International News

CIA report sparks prosecution calls

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 20:06
The UN and rights groups call for US officials involved in what a Senate report calls brutal CIA interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects to be prosecuted.

World Cup and 1D top UK Twitter list

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 20:00
Tweets by members of pop group One Direction - and about the World Cup - preoccupied UK Twitter users in 2014, statistics from the social media company show.

UK braced for 'weather bomb' storm

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 19:15
A "weather bomb" bringing severe gales and "exceptionally high" waves is due to hit the northern UK on Wednesday, causing travel disruption.

VIDEO: The risks facing Asian firms in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 19:00
Richard Fenning tells the BBC what risks Asian firms should be looking out for in the year ahead.

China jails top official over bribes

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 18:22
Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is jailed for life in China for taking bribes, in a case which exposed high-level corruption.

Rolls-Royce 'to create 300 new jobs'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:46
Rolls-Royce could create hundreds of new jobs in its marine engine division just weeks after announcing massive aerospace cuts.

The rise of the Swedish cyborgs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:42
Is implantable technology the next step for wearables?

NZ approves new anti-terror laws

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:42
New Zealand's parliament approves new anti-terrorism laws aimed at countering the domestic threat posed by overseas Islamic extremist groups.

Malala 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:38
As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.

Pupils re-enact Christmas truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:29
Pupils at a County Durham are re-enacting a football game said to have taken place during the 1914 Christmas ceasefire of World War One.

Whitehall 'too trusting' of firms

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:20
The government is too dependent on a handful of "quasi-monopoly" private companies to provide public services, MPs warn.

Government loses 100th vote in Lords

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:20
The government is defeated for the 100th time in the House of Lords since it came to power in 2010.

D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:17

Restrictions on D.C.'s use of funds to regulate and tax marijuana would likely endanger the district's goal of creating a market that a city finance official said would be worth $130 million a year.

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VIDEO: India's reluctance to talk about sex

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:14
Conservative groups in India have long pushed for an outright ban on sex education in schools and they were emboldened when the country's new health minister recently came out in support of the move.

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 17:02

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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Basel mock Liverpool, Chelsea & Spurs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:57
Basel celebrate their Champions League win at Anfield with a witty social media post mocking the Reds, Chelsea and Spurs.

Why segregated housing is thriving in India

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:53
Segregated housing is rising in India despite increasing urbanisation, writes the BBC's Soutik Biswas.

Can Iran 'control' its cohabiting couples?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:52
Can Iran control its cohabiting couples?

Quiz: Hail to the Geek in Chief

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:52

President Obama wrote some computer code during an Hour of Code event in Washington.

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Why millions of Muslims sign up for online dating

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why millions of Muslims are looking for love online