National / International News

Quiz: Higher ed’s biggest losers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:33

Enrollment at two and four-year colleges declined 1.3 percent between Fall 2013 and 2014, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Appeals for jailed al-Jazeera staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:01
The parents of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt are optimistic they will be released, on the first anniversary of their arrest.

Woman dies after bus depot collision

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:01
A woman dies after being knocked down within the grounds of the bus station at Lisburn, County Antrim.

12 things we learned this year

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:57
Falcao's pies-to-wages ratio, sleds called Mervyn, poached eggs and super studs - what the world of sport taught us in 2014.

'Uncertain times' for oil industry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:46
The oil and gas industry is set for a year of mergers and takeovers as a result of the plummeting oil price, a business consultancy predicts.

Fingerprint 'cloned from photos'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:43
Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have cloned the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.

VIDEO: First footage from search site

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:40
A BBC correspondent on board an Indonesian military plane searching the Java sea for any sign of the missing AirAsia airliner says search teams have seen oil slicks in the water.

Ex-Bank governor in new warning

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:32
Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King says the financial system is still not safe from another crisis.

Follow the FA Cup on BBC in January

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:30
January is FA Cup month on the BBC, and we have lots of ways for you to follow the action on TV, radio and online.

Mumbai attack 'leader' wins appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:29
The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks wins an appeal against his detention in Pakistan, paving the way for his release.

Two arrested after woman's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:28
Two men are arrested after the body of a 57-year-old woman was discovered at a property in Cardigan, Ceredigion.

VIDEO: Anxious wait for missing plane news

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:58
Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore and Alice Budisatrijo, reports from Surabaya, Indonesia, on the wait for news of the missing plane, AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501.

Big Ben clock tower on new £100 coin

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:52
A new £100 coin featuring London's Elizabeth Tower which houses Big Ben is minted to mark the start of the new year.

Paedophile teacher 'betrayed school'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:47
A head teacher has described the "utter shock and betrayal" he felt on discovering a long-serving teacher was a paedophile.

Car shooting murder suspect in court

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:46
A man appears in court charged with the murder of a man shot dead while he sat in a car at traffic lights in Sheffield city centre.

5 Dead, Scores Still Stranded Aboard Burning Greek Ferry

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:46

Monday morning, rescue crews continued to airlift survivors to safety. Video from a coast guard helicopter showed a black plume of smoke billowing from the vessel.

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Mexican female bullfighter gored

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:36
Mexican bullfighter Karla de los Angeles sustains cuts to her thigh and gluteal muscles as she is gored by a bull at a fight in Mexico City.

Woman, 19, has ear part bitten off

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:24
A woman is still in hospital three days after having part of her ear bitten off in an attack in a Newcastle nightclub.

Russia shows first sign of recession

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:17
Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.

VIDEO: Technology's biggest trends of 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:09
Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the big technology trends of 2014.