National / International News

Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:52
Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Westwood leads by a shot in Malaysia

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:48
England's Lee Westwood shoots an opening-round 65 at the Malaysian Open to lead by one shot from Nicolas Colsaerts.

Palace loss should not stand - Cardiff

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:46
Cardiff City claim Crystal Palace got hold of important team information in advance of a key Premier League match.

Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:38

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:35
The prosthetic leg belonging to Oscar Pistorius has been shown to the court during his murder trial. He denies murder, claiming he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:35
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

VIDEO: Search for ferry survivors continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:25
Emergency services continue to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea.

VIDEO: Lady Sybil ditches Downton's glamour

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:18
Actress Jessica Brown Findlay ditches the make-up and glamour of Downton Abbey for gritty adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 04:01
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

Man guilty of beheading girlfriend

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:59
A man who beheaded his teenage girlfriend with a kitchen knife at his flat in Sheffield is found guilty of her murder.

'No chance' for trapped mine workers

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:59
The son of one of the four men who died when a mine in the Swansea Valley flooded tells a court he "knew straight away there was no chance for them boys".

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:55

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

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AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:48
Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps

O'Sullivan to face Hull in first round

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:48
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is drawn to face Robin Hull in the first round of the World Championship in Sheffield.

BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:48
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.

Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:42
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet families whose homes were destroyed by bush fires that ravaged parts of Australia last year.

VIDEO: Easter weekend weather

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:38
Dry start, sunny spells, turning wetter later

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:37
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

Two women held in Disappeared case

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:34
Two more women are arrested by detectives investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville.

To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 03:34

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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