National / International News

Man to face McConville prosecution

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:59
The prosecution of a veteran republican is to go ahead in connection with the murder of mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Power cable kills tipper truck driver

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:58
A workman dies after driving a tipper truck into an 11,000 volt cable in West Lothian.

Job cuts spark London Met strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:47
Teaching and support staff at London Metropolitan University are staging a one-day strike over job cuts.

Recruit 'tried to save' SAS hopeful

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:46
An Army recruit tells an inquest how he tried for two hours to save a colleague who had collapsed in "freaky" warm weather during an SAS selection march.

Pluto's Moons Are 'Tumbling In Absolute Chaos,' NASA Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:46

In the NFL, something that behaves like Pluto's football-shaped moons might be called a wobbly duck. NASA calls them astonishing.

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Mirror appeal over hacking damages

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:44
A newspaper group is seeking the right to appeal against the level of damages awarded to eight phone hacking victims, including Paul Gascoigne.

Perry makes second White House run

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:41
Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, launches his second attempt to earn the Republican nomination for US president.

Pendleton set to switch saddles

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:37
Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton will debut as an amateur jockey at Newbury in July.

Former Panama vice-president held

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:26
A former vice-president of Panama, Felipe Virzi, is detained on corruption charges, the latest of a series of ex-officials to be investigated.

UK interest rates kept at record low

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:05
The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.

Give That Teacher A Key To The City!

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:03

Algebra teacher Sarah Hagan, of Drumright, Okla., was one of our 50 Great Teachers. And now she has a key to the city.

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PODCAST: Another media merger

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:01

First up this morning, the 10-year treasury yield jumped dramatically, meaning some were reaching for the smelling salts for the bond market. We'll talk more about why. And there's news of a possible merger between Dish Network Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. We'll speak with Wall Street reporter Ryan Knutson, who broke the story.

Seven new tiny frog species found

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 03:00
Scientists discover seven new species of tiny frog living on seven different mountains in south-eastern Brazil.

Chinese Cruise Ship Death Toll Rises To 75

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:56

Rescue teams have now cut holes through parts of the overturned ship's hull, but they've found no more survivors from the ship that carried more than 450 people.

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Department 'told of Casement fears'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:52
An assembly committee is told the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) was warned of safety risks in the Casement Park project over a series of months and years.

'Lucky escape' as manhole explodes

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:51
CCTV footage is released of a manhole cover exploding near people using a cash machine on a shopping street.

Indian rebels 'kill 10 soldiers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:49
At least 10 soldiers killed and 12 injured in an attack on a troop convoy in northeast India, police say.

President Obama: the full interview

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:46

Host Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Barack Obama to talk about the future of international trade. Here is their full conversation.

Produced by Preditorial | Director and Camera Operator: Rick Kent Cinematographer: Anton Seim Producer: Mimi Kent

Ukraine warns of Russian invasion

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:46
President Petro Poroshenko tells Ukrainian MPs the military must prepare for a possible "full-scale invasion" from Russia, amid a surge of violence.

EU lawyer backs Germany on benefits

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 02:16
Jobless EU migrants can be refused social benefits in another EU country during their first three months there, a top EU legal adviser says.