National / International News

Rival leaders to hold S Sudan talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:40
South Sudan's president and rebel leader are to meet for the first time since violence erupted in December, claiming thousands of lives.

VIDEO: Devastation in Homs filmed by BBC

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:36
The BBC's Arabic service has visited the Old City of Homs in Syria, as government troops entered previously rebel-held areas of the city.

Whyte & Mackay brand sold for £430m

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:31
United Spirits (USL) says it has agreed to sell its Whyte & Mackay whisky business to a Philippine-based brandy producer for £430m.

Court orders Huhne to pay case costs

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ex-minister Chris Huhne is ordered to pay £77,750 in costs for his prosecution for perverting the course of justice.

Balls accepts 'car bump' mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ed Balls say he will accept penalty charge after an "accidental bump" with a car in his constituency.

Week in pictures: 3-9 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:20
Best news photos from around the world

U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:19

Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.

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Eurovision: Facts and figures

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:17
Winners, losers, voters and viewers

Canada 'sees little job growth'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:16
The Canadian economy shed 29,000 jobs in April and has seen little overall employment growth since August, according to a new government report.

Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Saavy Immigrants Working In US

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:15

What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration lawyer Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa.

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Russia's Putin visits annexed Crimea

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:06
Vladimir Putin marks the Soviet WW2 anniversary in annexed Crimea, amid violence in Ukraine's Mariupol between pro-Russian separatists and troops.

The paradox of growing old

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:01
Mary Beard on the paradox of growing old in the modern world
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