National / International News

A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:33

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.

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As Uber Expands, It Asks Cities For Forgivness Instead Of Permission

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:31

In 2014, Uber became one of the most valuable privately held companies on earth. It expanded to more than 200 cities, but criticism and legal battles have ballooned in parallel with its revenues.

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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:31

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia's.

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Can UKIP build on their successes in 2014?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:30
It was the year UKIP made its long-awaited Westminster breakthrough, but can Nigel Farage's party build on that in 2015?

VIDEO: Libya oil terminal hit in rocket strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:29
An attack on a power plant in Libya leaves at least 19 soldiers dead, while a rocket strikes a Libyan oil terminal in a separate incident.

VIDEO: Third of Britons in Christmas debt

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:28
Debt advisers have warned that one in 10 people are still paying off loans from last year's festivities and one third of Britons borrowed money to fund Christmas.

VIDEO: City Link goes into administration

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:24
Parcel delivery company City Link, which employs 2,727 people, goes into administration, with a warning of redundancies in the coming days.

VIDEO: How do you write a pantomime?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:15
Dallas star hears how her fairy godmother part was written

VIDEO: Marquez shows off his motorbikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 23:03
Two-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez takes BBC Sport on a tour of his museum and the motorbikes that have defined his career.

VIDEO: From the archives: Brazil 1-7 Germany

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 22:31
BBC commentator Steve Wilson relives the most incredible match of World Cup 2014, when Germany thrashed hosts Brazil 7-1.

Man Utd goal is the title - Van Gaal

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 22:03
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his side have not given up on winning the Premier League title this season.

Thai tourist murder trial under way

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 21:58
The trial is under way in Thailand of two Burmese men charged with the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in September.

Police say death is 'suspicious'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 21:46
The death of a man in his 40s in east Belfast is being treated as suspicious by detectives.

Met Office warns of snow disruption

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 20:44
Snow could cause disruption across large parts of the UK later with "several centimetres even at low levels", the Met Office warns.

City Link closure 'disgraceful'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 19:44
The Christmas Day announcement that parcel delivery firm City Link had gone into administration was "disgraceful", a union says.

VIDEO: Putin cancels government holidays

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 19:36
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled New Year holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.

A Decade After Tsunami, Asia's Shattered Coasts Are On The Mend

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 19:30

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive earthquake in the ocean east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered waves that killed 230,000 people in 11 countries.

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'The Interview', Greeted By Sold-Out Shows, May Net Millions This Weekend

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 19:24

The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.

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Life choices 'behind many cancers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 17:40
More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.