National / International News

'Charlie Hebdo,' A Magazine Of Satire, Mocks Politics, Religion

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 06:14

The magazine that was the target of a deadly attack today is part of a long tradition of French satire dating to the days before the French Revolution.

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Murder arrests in missing woman case

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 06:13
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of a woman on Christmas Eve.

Between Speech And Religion, Freedoms Often Spell Friction

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 06:03

Renee Montagne speaks with Suzanne Nossel, executive director for PEN American Center, to discuss how issues of free speech and religious freedom can clash.

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How Pakistan feels about Imran Khan's new wife

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:57
How Pakistanis feel about Imran Khan's new wife

VIDEO: What is CES, and why does it matter?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:51
Why does everyone in the technology business descend on Las Vegas at the beginning of January every year?

Further redundancies at City Link

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:40
The administrators of collapsed parcel delivery company City Link announce a further 230 redundancies at the firm, taking the total to 2,586.

Stricken cargo ship 'is drifting'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:38
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent has begun to drift, the Hampshire Police Marine Unit says.

Education Plan: Sell Goat, Ride Bus 500 Miles, Sneak Into Prez's House

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:35

Getting into high school was a long, strange journey for 11-year-old Ugandan orphan James Arinaitwe. It started when his grandmother sold the family goat to pay for shoes and a bus ticket.

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Ebola test results due on patient

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:35
Ebola test results are expected on a patient who is being monitored in an isolation unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital near Cardiff.

PM condemns 'barbaric' Paris attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:29
David Cameron and Ed Miliband open PMQs with statements of support for France after at least 12 people are shot dead in Paris.

Girl's funeral delayed amid visa row

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:16
The family of a five-year-girl who died after being hit by a car in Eastbourne have been denied visas to attend her funeral, the local MP says.

The north/south divide of UK politics

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:14
Seldom has the disjuncture in politics, north and south of the Border, been more evident than in the controversy which has attended Jim Murphy's comments about using a "mansion tax" to hire nurses in Scotland.

Fry's partner given driving ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:13
Elliott Spencer, the partner of comedian Stephen Fry, is banned from driving after speeding to get his fiance to the Hay-on-Wye festival.

VIDEO: Rooftop video of Paris shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:48
Video taken from a rooftop in Paris show two gunmen attacking a magazine office leaving 12 people dead

Patients 'getting stuck in hospital'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:45
Hospitals are reporting they are facing problems discharging patients as they struggle to cope with A&E pressures.

VIDEO: Sainsbury's 'disappointing' Christmas

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:41
Sainsbury's has announced its worst Christmas sales for a decade - with its new boss saying the rest of the year will "remain challenging".

Winter storm hits Mid-East refugees

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:37
A fierce winter storm brings freezing temperatures to the Middle East, raising worries about the plight of the millions of refugees there.

Country house sold to French baron

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:34
A country house that was a favourite haunt of King James I is sold to a French baron after being saved by English Heritage.

Evans Oldham Athletic deal is agreed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:34
Convicted rapist Ched Evans has agreed a deal to sign for League One club Oldham Athletic, BBC Sport understands.

Pooh sticks organisers seek new home

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:32
Organisers of the World Pooh Sticks Championships are looking for a new venue after 31 years at Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire.