National / International News

Dozens killed in Damascus fighting

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:31
Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.

Quiz: Higher ed in the halls of Congress

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:29

The education industry spent more than $79 million lobbying the federal government last year, according to

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Why has the ECB punished Greece?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:24
The most immediate and serious consequence of the European Central Bank's decision to refuse to lend to Greek banks against the security of Greek government bonds is that it is very difficult to see how any bank over there can provide a cent of new credit to even the most deserving borrowers.

Pilot In Deadly Taiwan Crash Hailed As A Hero

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:19

The TransAsia Flight 235 crashed into a shallow river on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people. Taipei's mayor said the pilot had narrowly avoided buildings and likely more casualties.

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Emoticons can rack up huge bills

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:11
Emoticons in text messages are being charged as picture messages on some handsets, leaving users with unexpected bills.

Glitter guilty of child sex abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:06
Former pop star Gary Glitter is found guilty of abusing young girls, including the attempted rape of a girl when she was under the age of 10.

Denmark cuts interest rates again

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:06
Denmark's central bank cuts its interest rates in order to keep the krone pegged to the euro.

Golf champ guilty of benefit fraud

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:00
A champion golfer who said he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly is found guilty of a £26,000 benefit fraud.

Husband attacked ICU nurse on ward

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:58
A jealous husband tried to murder his nurse wife as she tended to patients on an intensive care ward, a court hears.

Interest rates explained - interactive video

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:55
Interactive video on the number affecting your daily life

Rejected cancer drug 'extends life'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:49
The drug abiraterone can add four months to the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if given before chemotherapy, evidence suggests.

VIDEO: Taxi pair survive Taipei plane hit

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:48
John Sudworth takes a look at the taxi hit by the TransAsia plane that crashed into a river shortly after take-off from a Taipei airport.

Grand jury 'chokehold' records sought

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:48
A New York judge is hearing arguments over whether to disclose records of the secret grand jury proceedings in the case of a man killed by police.