National / International News

Boko Haram video shows leader alive

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:47
A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:44
A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

VIDEO: What can you do in a green phone box?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:43
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

VIDEO: Dog saved from tar pool in India

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:28
A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.

UK urges decisive action on Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:23
The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.

Raid CCTV shows 'flying' cash machine

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:41
Dramatic footage is released showing thieves stealing a cash machine before their vehicle is rammed and stopped by a police car.

VIDEO: How is Dallas reacting to Ebola?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:30
People in Dallas, Texas, give their reaction to the news that the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola while in the US was admitted to hospital in their city.

VIDEO: Ebola 'horror and misery must end'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:02
British nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone but recovered, has called for action to stop the "horror and the misery" that he witnessed.

Bank of America gets back to normal... with a twist

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-02 05:00

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is getting another title: chairman of the board. 

This is Bank of America’s way of saying, "Hey, we’re back to business as usual." It’s unusual for a bank’s CEO to not also be its chairman. 

During the financial crisis, CEOs of the biggest banks were stripped of the chairman title when shareholders didn’t like the way they handled the crisis. 

In 2009, Bank of America shareholders voted to take the chairman role away from then-CEO Ken Lewis. They were punishing him for his decision to acquire Merrill Lynch at the height of the crisis, and then give bank executives huge bonuses. 

But there’s going to be somebody looking over Moynihan’s shoulder. 

Jack Bovender will become the bank’s lead independent director. The bank’s press release announcing Moynihan’s promotion describes Bovender’s role in great detail. He’ll approve information sent to the board, and he will plan the board’s agenda with Moynihan. 

So, it’s back to normal, with a few checks and balances.





AUDIO: Council sent girl home to rapist father

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:49
A girl who was taken into care after being raped by her father, was sent back to live with him by her local council.

Boy dismembered murdered girlfriend

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:37
A teenage boy obsessed with TV serial killer Dexter is jailed for murdering and dismembering his 17-year-old girlfriend.

Factory blast kills 15 in Bulgaria

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:33
A blast at an explosives factory north of Sofia kills 15 people, prompting Bulgaria to declare Friday a day of national mourning.

Telephone box becomes mobile charger

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:26
Some of London's disused red telephone boxes are being transformed into solar-powered mobile charging stations.

Hamilton: This is my best F1 season

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:17
Lewis Hamilton believes he has put together the best season of his F1 career as he chases the drivers' title with Mercedes.

VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:42
Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.

Caption Challenge: Surfer dog

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:33
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:06
A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.

In pictures: Lynsey de Paul

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 02:54
Life of singer songwriter Lynsey de Paul

Hong Kong protests: Echoes of Tiananmen

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 02:51
Two pro-democracy protests, 25 years apart, same outcome?

When is a woman not woman enough?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 02:42
When is a sportswoman not woman enough?