National / International News

How Democratic-Leaning Detroit Helped Shape Ben Carson's Conservative Views

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:48

Detroit is not exactly known as a haven of conservatism, especially in the black community, but a look at where Carson grew up reveals a young man determined to carve his own path.

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Surprise: America's Roads Are Improving

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:40

A common talking point in the Highway Trust Fund fight is that roads are crumbling. So it may surprise you to know that the country's roads and bridges actually have been looking better lately.

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Donald Trump visits Mexican border

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:36
Donald Trump arrives on the Texas-Mexico border, an area he vows to secure if he is elected US president.

Bolt unsure of fitness for London

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:32
Usain Bolt says he is unsure how his pelvic injury will cope with possibly running two races at Friday's Anniversary Games.

Emergency call over 'vicious' badger

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:31
A 999 call from a man complaining he had been chased by a "vicious" badger, is released by police.

Man On Train Misses His Stop, So He Pulls Emergency Release To Get Off

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:28

The man is seen on a video peeling the metro doors open and then, along with his child, running. His actions contributed to a hellish commute for Washington, D.C., riders.

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Denmark-Germany tunnel gets go-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 10:05
Denmark gets EU approval for a 19km (12-mile) road-rail tunnel that will cut journey times to Germany.

McDonald's testing breakfast shake up

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:49
Buying a McDonald's breakfast after the current cut off time of 10.30 may soon be possible, in the US at least.

VIDEO: Why are Kenyans upset with CNN? 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:49
Why are Kenyans so upset with CNN? Explained in 60 secs

Falcao was best of 'human players'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:40
Hernan Crespo says Radamel Falcao was only behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before suffering a knee injury.

AUDIO: Man calls 999 to say badger chased him

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:40
A man called 999 to complain he had been chased by a badger, police have revealed.

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:35

The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.

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Smartwatches 'open to cyberattack'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 09:08
The best-selling smartwatches on the market all have security problems, according to US tech giant Hewlett-Packard.

Why buy the Financial Times?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:49
As Pearson confirms it's selling the FT to the Nikkei Group we take a look back at how the paper has rolled with the times for more than a century.

'Earth 2.0' found by Nasa telescope

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:40
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.

Helicopter search for missing boy

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:27
A search is under way for a missing 10-year-old boy on Anglesey.

Thompson loses arm after NW200 crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:19
Northern Ireland motorcyclist Stephen Thompson has an arm amputated as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at the North West 200.

Australia level series with ODI win

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:19
Australia beat England by 63 runs in the second one-day international at Bristol to level the Women's Ashes.

Man admits fatal dog attack charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:15
A man admits owning a dog which fatally attacked his grandmother at their Cardiff home.

Psychologists challenge military interrogations

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-23 08:14
A report examines the role of psychologists in interrogations, and health professionals are grappling with the fallout.