National / International News

Funeral for escapee D-Day veteran

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:19
The funeral is held of the Sussex war veteran who made headlines when he left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

Mugabe takes over as AU chairman

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:16
African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa choose the continent's oldest head of state, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, as chairman of the AU for the coming year.

Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:08
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.

England confidence growing - Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:57
Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.

#SaveDippy - but why do we care?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:42
Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:39
Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

VIDEO: LIVE: Churchill anniversary flotilla

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:37
Ceremony recreating the flotilla which carried Churchill's coffin along the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier

Dutch TV intruder: 'No terror link'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:35
A man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations, police say.

Chelsea's Costa gets three-match ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:35
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is banned for three matches after stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Probe into port worker's fall death

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:29
A fatal accident inquiry is to be held after a worker fell to his death at the Hunterston coal terminal in North Ayrshire.

Tunisia quality to prevail - Leekens

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:26
Coach Georges Leekens says Tunisia's football will overcome Equatorial Guinea's home advantage in Saturday's Nations Cup quarter-final.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:25
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.

Battle rages for key Ukraine town

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:22
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

'Murray loves family to be involved'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:21
Australian Open finalist Andy Murray is finding his best form and won't be affected by fiancee Kim's outburst, says John Lloyd.

Student fury over 'impossible' exam

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:20
Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.

Man guilty of raping boy at nursery

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:17
A man is found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow of raping a young boy and of sexually abusing a girl from when she was 12 to 15 years old.

Djokovic in Australian Open final

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:16
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final.

True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:08

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:03
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

PODCAST: You've got mail

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:00

Low oil prices just sucked some life out of GDP. More on that. Plus, with gas prices nearing $2 a gallon, mass transit authorities are worried about ridership dropping. But gas might not be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing bus or train. And a new postmaster general takes over the U.S.P.S. We look at the challenges ahead of her.

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