National / International News

Mexican 'gang leader' arrested

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 19:03
Mexican authorities say they have captured the suspected leader of a criminal gang allegedly involved in the disappearance of 43 students.

Critic of Pope Francis 'demoted'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 18:03
One of the Pope's staunchest critics says he is to be demoted from his senior posting, amid the Vatican Synod on reforms to Church teaching.

Top 10 tips for interior design

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:40
How to succeed as an interior designer

Citizens Advice to give pension help

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:39
Citizens Advice is to provide free face-to-face guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.

Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Landfall In Bermuda As A Category 3 Storm

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:31

With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, the hurricane gave Bermuda a direct blow. There were reports that 80 percent of the island chain had lost power.

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Emotional return to a changing Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:05
Journey home reveals a changing Afghanistan

Why Chinese couples are having their wedding photos taken in London

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:57
Why Chinese couples are having marriage photos taken in London

The 'handsome minister' who's set hearts aflutter

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:52
Sweden's new health minister has set pulses racing - but not at home. He caused a bit of a stir in Turkey after someone spotted his photo on Twitter.

The island that links Irish monks and jedi knights

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:49
The small Irish island where the new Star Wars film was shot

Fresh clashes erupt at HK protests

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:45
Fresh clashes break out in Hong Kong, as police use pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters.

Do US presidents carry cash?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:33
Barack Obama's credit card was once rejected - do US presidents carry cash?

Dallas Hospital Chief Shares Lessons Learned In Battle With Ebola

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:32

Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief of the Dallas hospital that treated index patient Thomas Duncan, says the entire hospital carries the weight of the mistakes that led to the infection of two of its nurses.

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VIDEO: A 'cloud of glass' in Paris

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:30
Frank Gehry's "cloud of glass", otherwise known as the Louis Vuitton Foundation, has finally been unveiled in Paris.

Clashes continue over Scottish powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:12
Scottish and UK ministers continue to argue over more Scottish Parliament powers, exactly one month on from the independence referendum.

MPs demand 'Rotherham files' answers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:07
MPs call for an urgent investigation into allegations files relating to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal went missing.

UK city planning advice for China

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:01
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.

Sturridge suffers new injury setback

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:36
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, who has been sidelined since September, faces up to another month out with a calf injury.

Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:36

The subpoenas — at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance — drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing And The Classic True Crime Novel

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:33

Oscar Pistorius, superstar athlete, was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing, after a culpable homicide conviction. Journalist Mandy Wiener says his case reminds her of a favorite book.

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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-17 14:26

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.

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