National / International News

Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading

NPR News - 14 hours 25 min ago

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.

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VIDEO: Salmond 'formidable' - Miliband

BBC - 14 hours 25 min ago
Ed Miliband has described SNP leader Alex Salmond as a "formidable politician", and pledged for change in the way the country is governed.

Rotherham child services boss quits

BBC - 14 hours 35 min ago
Joyce Thacker, the director for children's services at Rotherham council, resigns in the wake of the abuse report scandal.

Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

BBC - 14 hours 42 min ago
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.

Police seize £350,000 cocaine haul

BBC - 14 hours 44 min ago
Police arrest a man after seizing £350,000 in drugs during a raid in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Is Diego Costa the real deal?

BBC - 14 hours 45 min ago
Despite doubts in Spain about his talent and temperament, Diego Costa is already breaking records in the Premier League.

Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town

BBC - 14 hours 50 min ago
A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

BBC - 14 hours 59 min ago
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - 15 hours 5 min ago
The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets

Cameron: Let's build a better UK

BBC - 15 hours 7 min ago
PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.

VIDEO: Glass ceiling sheds light on artworks

BBC - 15 hours 7 min ago
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, has reopened after a £5m refurbishment.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - 15 hours 13 min ago
The week's big numbers visualised.

Thousands line up to exchange Ray Rice jersey

Marketplace - American Public Media - 15 hours 14 min ago

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a press conference today. He said, again, that he's sorry he handled the Ray Rice incident the way he did, that the NFL will do all it can to assist groups that fight domestic violence and that he hasn't thought about resigning.

But on a day when Apple fans lined up by the thousands to get their hands on the iPhone 6, so too did Ravens fans line up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Also by the thousands.

To trade in their No. 27 Ray Rice jerseys.

This is not a line for the new #iPhone! Thousands line up to exchange @ravens #RayRice jersey at #M&TBankStadium

— Kelly Blanco (@KellyNBC6) September 19, 2014

Scottish racing welcomes 'No' vote

BBC - 15 hours 23 min ago
Scottish horse racing welcomes the victory for the "No" side in Thursday's independence referendum.

Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

NPR News - 15 hours 24 min ago

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images

BBC - 15 hours 25 min ago
Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war

The Alex Salmond story

BBC - 15 hours 28 min ago
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader

How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

NPR News - 15 hours 36 min ago

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.

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Apology over bullying website claim

BBC - 15 hours 36 min ago
An MP apologises for suggesting former Welsh Secretary David Jones's business partner was involved in writing an anonymous blog.

US 'police killer' manhunt continues

BBC - 15 hours 37 min ago
Police searching for a man accused of killing an officer say they have limited the area in which he can hide, as the manhunt enters a seventh day.
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