National / International News

VIDEO: BBC looks inside a cockpit simulator

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:33
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes finds out how to change a flight path in a cockpit simulator.

Met strip-searched 4,600 children

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:32
More than 4,600 children have been strip-searched by the Metropolitan Police over the last five years, according to figures.

Commonwealth baton route revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:28
The route of the Scottish leg of the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is revealed.

Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:25

Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.

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Man Utd 'may face 10-year title wait'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:16
Manchester United might not win the Premier League again for another decade, says former England international Danny Mills.

VIDEO: What harm does a walk outside do you?

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:14
A BBC correspondent puts himself on the frontline in an experiment to measure how much air pollution we are exposed to on a daily basis.

Thousands of NHS staff rehired

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 02:08
New figures indicate that almost 4,000 staff made redundant from the NHS in England, before last year's major restructuring, have since been re-employed.

Custody deaths probes face overhaul

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:57
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to overhaul the way it investigates deaths in police custody in England and Wales.

Postcode database sale was 'mistake'

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:50
The inclusion of a valuable database of postcodes and addresses in the Royal Mail flotation is criticised by an influential group of MPs.

PODCAST: Markets look past Ukraine

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:41

European Union foreign ministers today agreed to a package of measures to respond to moves to annex the Crimean region to Russia.  Twenty-one people will find their financial assets frozen in Europe and face bans on travel. Just who is on that list of 21 has not yet been released, but the White House just now named 11 people, targeted for sanctions, seven Russians and four Ukrainians.  And yet the financial markets seem less-than-perturbed by the news. How is it that investors can so easily shrug off a big global political event?

Plus, a new industry has sprung up in recent years: Websites that post nothing but mugshots. They're popular — people like to see other people in embarrassing moments — except with those who have their mugshots posted. In Chicago, the sites also wore out their welcome with the county sheriff. They seemed to be crashing his website. Some of them look like shakedown operations: has a big "unpublish mugshot"  link right at the top of its homepage — for fees that start at $400. Late last year, those sites seemed to be crashing the Cook County Sheriff’s inmate locator site.  Automated systems were trying to suck the photos up faster than the county’s server could respond. Law enforcement across the country are trying to respond -- but with mixed results.

North Korea abductee meeting praised

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:40
The parents of a Megumi Yokota, a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea in 1977, describe their first meeting with her daughter as "miraculous".

In pictures: Holi, the festival of colours

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:35
Indians celebrate Holi festival

China baby hatch forced to close

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:29
A hatch where parents can abandon their babies suspends work after it is overwhelmed with hundreds of infants, Chinese authorities say.

Just Eat set for £100m float on LSE

BBC - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:21
Online takeaway service Just Eat aims to raise £100m from listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

What deportations mean for U.S. businesses

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a review of his deportation policy, to sighs of, "here we go again" from the business community.

Business groups that support immigration reform say what they really need is the certainty an immigration bill would bring, so they don't have to worry about workers they thought were legal getting deported. "There's concern about, what would happen if they lost those workers someday.  Because if you're a small business owner your workers are your business," says Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA.

Jacoby says the deportation review could actually hurt chances for immigration reform this year by complicating already-tense negotiations between congressional Republicans and the White House.

EU Rejects Crimean Vote, Weighs Sanctions Against Russia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Germany and its European allies react to Sunday's referendum in Crimea. NPR's Soraya Sarhardi Nelson joins us from Berlin.

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Crimeans Vote To Leave Ukraine, Join Russia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Morning Edition checks in with NPR's Gregory Warner in Simferopol and Eleanor Beardsley in Kiev for the latest.

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Unions Mobilize To Fight Political Novice In Illinois' GOP Primary

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.

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Balancing College Dreams With The Reality Of Finances

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

As part of a monthlong look at how American families are paying for college, David Greene talks to a senior and his mother about applying to colleges and waiting to hear about financial aid.

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Negotiators Gather In Vienna For Talks On Iran's Nukes

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna.

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