National / International News

VIDEO: Aerial tour of Wuxi New Town

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:57
Where White Horse Village once stood - a new city, Wuxi New Town, has emerged in just 10 years.

Nigerian wants to buy Arsenal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:54
Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest businessman, is planning an attempt to buy Arsenal in the future.

VIDEO: Airbus' new lighter, quieter helicopter

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:52
Theo Leggett takes a look at the new Airbus H160 helicopter on display at the Paris Air Show.

PM 'losing patience' with Chilcot

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:48
David Cameron tells Sir John Chilcot he is "fast losing patience" with the delays in the publication of the Iraq Inquiry report.

VIDEO: Tokyo man takes giant tortoise for walkies

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:39
Japanese man Hisao Mitani takes his pet, giant African tortoise for a walk on the streets of Tokyo.

Florence to be Glastonbury headliner

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:31
Florence and the Machine will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this year, following Foo Fighters' withdrawal from the Friday night slot.

Syrian rebels set sights on Quneitra

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:25
A rebel alliance in southern Syria has begun an offensive against government forces in Quneitra province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Tropical Storm Bill Pours More Rain On Drenched Texas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:07

The storm is slowly moving northward, churning along a path through Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth and areas whose lakes and rivers have already been swollen with heavy rains in recent weeks.

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Snapchat boss deletes all his tweets

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:00
Snapchat chief executive Evan Spiegel delete every tweet he has ever written to publicise the mobile app that wipes posts after a few seconds.

PODCAST: Will Fitbit stick?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-06-17 03:00

When interest rates finally go up, don't expect them to skyrocket. David Kelly, chief global strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds, joins us with more. Plus, undocumented workers in the Dominican Republic face a deadline today to register with the government or possibly face deportation. Eduardo A. Gamarra, a political science professor at Florida International University, gives us some context on the situation. And with Fitbit's upcoming IPO, we look at the economic durability of the wearable market as the Applewatch joins the race.

Budget bill backed for swift passage

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:59
Stormont's finance committee has agreed to allow finance minister Arlene Foster to rush her new budget bill through the assembly.

Man jailed for raid on jewellers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:54
An armed thief who robbed an Edinburgh jewellers and hijacked a taxi at gunpoint is jailed for 13 years.

Activists want Kenya HIV data binned

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:52
Human rights activists go to court to get Kenya's government to destroy data collected listing children who are HIV positive.

VIDEO: Waterloo memorial unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:48
Prince Charles is unveiling a memorial to the allied British, Dutch, Belgian and German soldiers who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.

Jump in 999 calls for ambulances

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:40
A record nine million emergency calls were made to the ambulance service in England last year, figures show.

Arrest over Cumbria cemetery murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:35
An 18-year-old man is arrested over the "savage and brutal" murder of 14-year-old boy found in Carlisle cemetery.

Escaped tiger 'kills man in Georgia'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:30
A tiger that escaped from a flooded zoo in Georgia has killed a man, according to media reports.

Man held over Amber murder claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:23
A 19-year-old is arrested in connection with a Facebook post that claimed schoolgirl Amber Peat had been murdered.

Cardiff student admits terror charge

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:16
A Cardiff man who planned to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic State pleads guilty to a terror charge at the Old Bailey.

Conflict 'costing 13% of world GDP'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 02:15
The cost of conflict has reached a record $14.3tn, more than 13% of world GDP, a report by the Institute for Economics and Peace says.