National / International News

Charity boss cleared of two charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:47
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:43
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:09
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:08
The quest to find the perfect party anthem.

VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:59
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:58
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:52
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets

Day in pictures: 29 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:20
News images from around the world: 29 August

Brazil's economy enters recession

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 05:54
A contraction of 0.6% in Brazil's economy between April and June, and a revision of the first quarter, has pushed the country into recession, latest figures show.

Gun found at film director's home

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 05:34
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.

VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:58
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.

Referendum round-up

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:39
Three weeks until Scotland votes - this week's key moments

PODCAST: Nashville's parking crisis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:00

In a digital world where our personal data is sometimes passed around like popcorn at the stadium, Apple is getting strict. The Financial Times and the Guardian newspapers are reporting that Apple has told its developers they cannot sell to third parties health data generated by its devices. The tightening of privacy rules comes as Apple is preparing to launch an updated operating system and a new platform for health and fitness. Plus, Alibaba -- known as the Amazon of China or the Paypal of China or the Ebay of China -- is going public this month in what may well be the largest new stock offering in U.S. history. And as any company must, Alibaba will be doing what's called a "road show" - where executives meet with investors to gin up interest.  We take a look at how this road show will be different. And the city of Nashville's urban core is bubbling over with growth, bumping up land prices and gobbling up parking spots. For business owners, this means parking lots are becoming increasingly unaffordable. Enter, on the wings of supply and demand, valet parking companies.

Weekly Wrap: 'Confident but careful' and Snapchat

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-29 02:39

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal discusses the week that was in business and the economy with Nela Richardson, chief economist at Redfin, and Cardiff Garcia, of FT Alphaville. 

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