National / International News

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:48
The boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin along the Thames will make the journey again later to mark 50 years since his funeral.

Balloonists set new world record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:42
Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.

German ranchers killed in Paraguay

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:37
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.

Campaign challenges blasphemy laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:24
BBC Social Affairs reporter John McManus looks at the use of blasphemy laws across the world, and a new campaign to challenge them.

Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:21

The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.

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VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:19
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.

The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:10
Why has a BBC News Online story about Finnish babies in cardboard boxes been so popular?

The tennis entourage can pay its way

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:06
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage

The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:06
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx

How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:04
Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?

Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:04
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Guess everything costs more in New York City

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:03

We are, as you know, a show about business and economics, so we try to find the money in everything we do. But occasionally we struggle to find an angle.

Take, just for instance, the blizzard earlier this week. I mean ... can you really do a "what's the cost of snow" story?

Turns out, you can.

Over the past 12 years in New York City, snow and ice removal costs have averaged about $1.8 million per inch.

This according to a recent post-storm report from the City Comptroller.

Police corruption efforts criticised

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:01
Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Ebola Cases Plummet In West Africa, As Endgame Begins

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:00

Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.

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Lynch finally opens up to the media

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:57
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch finally opens up to reporters in the build up to the Super Bowl.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:48
Liverpool chase Ings, Chelsea close in on Cuadrado, Anderson could leave Man Utd, Spurs plan Everton exchange, plus more.

'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:15

In newspapers, magazines and novels, the 'female husband' was a person of great interest.

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Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:10

The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:10

Canton, Ohio, has launched an ambitious expansion plan, including assisted living for Hall of Famers. The concept is part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers.

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Djokovic & Wawrinka await semi-final

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:54
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka and world number one Novak Djokovic will meet for a place in the Australian Open final.