National / International News

VIDEO: Stones cancel gig after Scott death

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:05
The Rolling Stones have announced that they have cancelled the first date of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Egypt police convicted over deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 08:01
A court in Egypt convicts four policemen of the manslaughter of 37 Islamist detainees who died when tear gas was fired into a transport vehicle.

Max Clifford 'grabbed teenage model'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:59
Max Clifford groped a teenage model and told her he had slept with singer Diana Ross, a court hears.

VIDEO: Flames Spread After Helicopter Crashes In Seattle

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:59

At least two people were killed and one was injured when a news helicopter came down on several cars. Witnesses say it may have tumbled from atop a nearby building.

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AUDIO: Noel Edmonds plans to buy the BBC

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:52
Noel Edmonds claims the BBC is "sleepwalking towards disaster" and needs reinventing with adverts.

The year the big screen came to the little screen

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:49

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Wednesday:  

  • The House Natural Resources Committee takes a trip to Fresno, Calif., for a field hearing on the Golden State water crisis.
  • The Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day meeting on interest rates.
  • And sixty-one years ago the Oscars were televised for the first time.

WATCH: Physicist Gets 'Smoking Gun' Proof Of His Theory

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:30

Andrei Linde, one of the founding fathers of cosmological inflation, answers the door to the news that his theory appears to have been confirmed.

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Childcare subsidy scheme boosted

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:20
Working families could get a childcare subsidy of up to £2,000 per child by 2015, under new government proposals.

VIDEO: Lottery millionaire 'predicted win'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:14
A car mechanic and amateur racing driver has spoken of how he predicted his lottery win.

Kids Think The Darndest Thoughts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:11

Children believe all sorts of things growing up, but kid logic isn't that different from adult logic.

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Ukrainians donate $1m to army via text

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:09
Ukraine's defence ministry raises $1m for its armed forces through a mobile phone appeal.

Malaysia plane hunger strike threat

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:08
Relatives of the Chinese passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight threaten a hunger strike over calls for better information.

Canada troops home from Afghanistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:04
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomes home the last of his country's troops to leave Afghanistan.

Moyes defiant over Man Utd future

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:02
Manchester United boss David Moyes says he is not concerned about his future at the club despite his team's struggles.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:02
William Hague condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea as a violation of international law.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:00
Liverpool want Rojo, Vidal will not 'dream' of transfer, Wenger could be given £100m budget, plus more

Somali militants attack army hotel

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:00
Somali Islamist fighters attack a hotel where African Union and army commanders were staying, in a strategic town the militants lost control of last week.

Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:00

Adichie might be Africa's best-known young writer, and she's making a big mark on this side of the Atlantic. She talks about feminism and fashion and the possibility of filming with Lupita Nyong'o.

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Is Premier League failing disabled fans?

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:42
Awash with cash, top-flight clubs are under scrutiny from a leading disability charity.

Fears student was on missing plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:42
The University of Hull says it is deeply concerned about reports one of its students could have been a passenger on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

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