National / International News

Green light for Crimea gambling zone

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:37
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.

AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit texts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:37
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:29

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?

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Tower open after smoking cable alert

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:25
Glasgow Science Centre tower opens as normal after fire crews were called on Tuesday to tackle a smoking cable.

AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as 'cure'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:22
A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.

S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:17
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.

Being blind in Israel and Gaza

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:13
Blind women on life in Israel and Gaza.

Adele wins damages over photos of son

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:12
Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".

Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:07

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.

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PODCAST: Netflix goes global

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:00

A round-up of the numerous companies reporting profits this week, and what it means for the economy at large. Plus, more on Netflix's strategy to expand internationally, and what challenges they may face. Also, Manchester United is stateside, playing a game against Los Angeles Galaxy. After a rough patch of losses, we look at the team's hope for a return to success, both on the field, and in their finances.

Deep sea mining licences issued

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:55
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Porn filter shunned by UK net users

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:30
The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers.

VIDEO: 'No arms sent to Russian forces'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:29
The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has insisted that Britain is not supplying Russia with military equipment.

Priority school places plan for poor

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:24
Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.

Bank and business at odds over rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:23
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.

Key bridge blown up in Nigeria

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:18
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.

AUDIO: Neighbours's first indigenous actor

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:15
Susan Bower, former executive producer at Neighbours and the University of Melbourne's Angeline Ferdinand discuss Neighbours's first indigenous actor.

'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:08
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.

VIDEO: Giant puppet creator on Liverpool show

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:02
Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.

Police 'failing to use handbrakes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:00
Thousands of pounds of damage is caused to police cars and property after officers fail to apply the handbrake properly.
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