National / International News

Is fracking viable at current prices?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:45
Could companies welcome delays in UK fracking?

Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:28
BBC editor Jawad Iqbal

Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:25
Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015.

Apps let parents 'spy' on their kids

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:19
Apps let parents spy on their kids

Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:15
The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: An immigrant's struggle to assimilate

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:09
Roger Cohen's memoir tells the story of his mother's journey from South Africa and her struggle with mental illness.

ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner's Release

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:04

A Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner.

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The new banks you cannot speak to

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:02
The new banks you cannot speak to

Rae Morris: The pop star who wanted to be a waitress

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:54
Meet Rae Morris, the pop star who wanted to be a waitress

Will the UK's gas holders be missed?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:46
Will the UK's iconic gas holders be missed?

App links sighted helpers with blind people

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:45
New app gives blind people help to see

How Russia outfoxes its enemies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:39
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing

China's super-rich communist Buddhists

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:35
Is China bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?

Morrison in Italy for Lazio talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:31
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison arrives in Italy for talks over a pre-contract agreement with Serie A side Lazio.

DfID criticised for agency oversight

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:29
The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.

Japan probes new 'hostage recording'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:20
Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.

Police gunfire killed Sydney hostage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:18
The start of the coroners inquest into the Sydney cafe siege hears that one hostage, Katrina Dawson, was killed by fragments of a police bullet or bullets.

Samsung earnings hit by mobile sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:04
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.

Too many women in jail says minister

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:57
The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:42

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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