National / International News

Appeal saves Wedgwood collection

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:17
The Wedgwood collection is saved after reaching its £15.75m target in a month.

VIDEO: Scientists working on invisibility

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:06
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Francis: The Pope's calling

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:01
Is Pope Francis the moderniser progressives hope for?

More pensioners to get energy help

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:00
An extra 200,000 pensioners will get help with their energy bills this winter, the government has announced.

Lindsay Lohan makes stage debut

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:54
Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan makes her stage debut in the West End, although her performance did not go entirely smoothly as she forgot a line in the second act.

Bill to end 'human rights farce' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:50
The press reports plans by Conservative Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights.

VIDEO: Lagarde: Economic growth 'too low'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:44
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, tells the BBC's Katty Kay the global economy is doing less well than anticipated.

US skier Vonn makes new comeback

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:44
Lindsey Vonn returns to the slopes for the first time since admitting defeat in her battle to make the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Besiktas

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:08
Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba scores a late penalty as Besiktas hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw in the Europa League.

To Reverse Driver Shortage, Trucking Industry Steers Women To Jobs

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:57

The American Trucking Associations says the industry is short some 30,000 truckers. As the economy rebounds and shipping picks up, trucking companies are looking for new ways to bolster their numbers.

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JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:50

The bank said a breach revealed the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Other sensitive data was not compromised.

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St Helens 30-12 Catalan Dragons

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:18
St Helens reach their second Super League Grand Final in four years after overcoming Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park.

Drug 'could cut drink dependence'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:04
A pill designed to reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers is recommended in draft guidance by NICE - the body approving drugs in England and Wales.

America runs on Dunkin's Wi-Fi

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:01

There's been a study done by the mobile market research firm WeFi looking at wireless internet use at coffee shops across the country.

Starbucks, it turns out, has the fastest wireless connections.

But it's customers at Dunkin' Donuts, by a margin of two to one, who use the most data.

Also, on a separate but related note, there's another study out there that says 40 percent of Americans would give up coffee over Wi-Fi.


Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:57
Kris Commons scores early as Celtic hold on for a hard-fought Europa League victory against Dinamo Zagreb.

US partially lifts Vietnam arms ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:45
The US is to partially lift its decades-old arms embargo on providing lethal military support to Vietnam, the state department announces.

11 schools face closure in shake-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:43
Eleven schools could close in south Wales to make way for three new "superschools" as councillors agree to start a consultation over a £75m shake-up.

Hong Kong leader refuses to quit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:30
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung insists he will not quit, but offers talks to pro-democracy protesters calling for his resignation.

Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:28

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.

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Two more UK Tornados to join IS fight

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 12:26
David Cameron announces the deployment of two more British Tornado planes to join the fight against Islamic State, as he visits RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.