National / International News

Facebook hoax suicide ends in arrest

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:59
A man who posted a fake suicide threat on Facebook ends up being arrested and put in a psychiatric institution for nearly three days.

Man wins £39k over IVF baby deceit

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:48
A woman who conned her former husband into believing he was the father of her IVF baby is ordered to pay £39,000 in damages.

Rapist identified by Facebook post

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:45
A rapist is handed a life sentence after he was caught when one of his victims saw his picture on Facebook.

VIDEO: Millions witness solar eclipse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:42
Millions of people across the UK and northern Europe have been witnessed a solar eclipse, as Lisa Hampele reports.

Cloudy or clear? Eclipse 2015 on social media

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:39
Some of the internet's best jokes and memes during the eclipse

Elderly man dies after house fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:39
A man dies after being rescued from a fire at a house in Cardiff.

Madrid derby in Champions League

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:33
Holders Real Madrid will meet Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Barcelona face Paris St-Germain.

Court to rule on Charles letters

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:33
The UK Supreme Court is to rule next week on whether Prince Charles' letters to government should be made public.

HSBC announces board-level reshuffle

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:18
The UK's largest bank by assets, HSBC, is reshuffling its responsibilities at board level.

Clarkson alludes to 'BBC sacking'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:17
A video emerges of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson saying at a charity event that he has been "sacked" by the BBC.

Bristol set for 'biggest ever' game

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:15
Bristol captain Grace McCatty says the Champions League quarter-final with Frankfurt is the biggest in the club's history.

Electrician to return Picasso works

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:12
An elderly electrician is ordered to return more than 200 pieces to Pablo Picasso's family after a court finds him guilty of possessing stolen goods.

Suicide attacks hit Yemen mosques

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:11
Suicide bombers have blown themselves up at two mosques in the centre of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 16 people, reports say.

VIDEO: Nigel Farage: 'I was deeply shocked'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:11
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he was shocked to find out about allegations of a "serious financial nature" against UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson.

Brigade fined over firefighter death

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:11
The Scottish Fire and Rescue service is fined £54,000 after admitting health and safety breaches that contributed to a firefighter's death.

Australia hold nerve to reach semis

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:09
Australia withstand a pulsating spell from Pakistan's Wahab Riaz to set up a meeting with India in the World Cup semi-finals.

Tunisia president to address nation

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:06
The president of Tunisia is to address the nation, two days after the museum attack that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists.

Blackpool fans to watch AFC Blackpool

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:02
Blackpool fans plan to protest against the club's owners, the Oyston family, by going to watch AFC Blackpool on Saturday instead.

PODCAST: A grande race relations conversation

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-20 03:00

An announcement from Tesla in the I'll-believe-it-when-I-see-it category. More on that. Plus, Starbucks said this week it wanted to use its big retail footprint to foster a conversation on race in America. It hasn’t gone as planned, as critics have panned the effort as ham-handed. We look at ways companies have had success in talking about diversity and inclusion. And women with limited education beyond high school, especially single working mothers, earn less than men. They’re often shunted into minimum-wage unskilled jobs—in the Wendy’s drive-through or behind the register at Rite-Aid. At the same time, the skilled trades are begging for new recruits: electricians, welders, machinists. There are initiatives to bring women into these traditionally male-dominated professions (by labor unions, community colleges, employer groups). But it’s not an easy gig to work—with a bunch of men on a building site or a machine-shop floor.

Solar eclipse finishes in NI

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-20 02:59
A rare eclipse of the sun in Northern Ireland which was visible to many ends.