National / International News

More chemical weapons 'leave Syria'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:12
A third shipment of chemical weapons materials leaves Syria - with some destroyed inside the country - the global chemical weapons watchdog says.

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Were Most Generous Philanthropists In 2013

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:07

Zuckerberg, 29, and Priscilla Chan, 28, gave almost $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The gift will focus on children.

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DR Congo ex-rebel 'ordered killings'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 08:05
Ex-Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops to kill and rape civilians, prosecutors tell the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Rennard begins Lib Dem legal action

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:55
Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard has written to his party giving it until Thursday to lift his suspension over sex harassment claims, the BBC understands.

US newlywed dies in parachute jump

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:53
A newlywed in the US state of Utah dies when her parachute fails to open in a mountain jump at Zion National Park.

Whelbourne falls in short track final

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:45
Canada's Charles Hamelin wins the 1500m short track speed skating final after Britain's Jack Whelbourne crashes out.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:43
Man City warn clubs off Aguero, PSG defender keen on Hazard signing, Aston Villa to hold Albrighton talks and more.

Who, What, Why: Do beavers prevent flooding?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:43
Would reintroducing beavers help prevent flooding?

Babette's Feast director Axel dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:31
Gabriel Axel, whose 1987 film Babette's Feast became the first Danish title to win the Oscar for best foreign language film, dies at the age of 95.

Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:18

Michael Sam, a standout at the University of Missouri, announced that he's gay. He's the first active NFL prospect or player to do that. Scouts and executives say he wasn't going to be a first- or second-round pick before that news. The reality is he's now slipped further in the draft, they say.

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VIDEO: Russian billionaire: Why I funded Sochi

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:17
Russian business tycoon Oleg Deripaska explains that he co-funded the Sochi Olympics after spending childhood summers at the resort - but he expects his investment to "pay back".

Why did Shia LaBeouf copy Eric Cantona's 'seagulls' line?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:16
Why did Shia LaBeouf copy Eric Cantona's 'seagulls' line?

Lawro's predictions v Geraint Thomas

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:11
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Team Sky star and Arsenal fan Geraint Thomas

PODCAST: Problems in the U.S. drug pipeline

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:04

A Congressional Committee today will dive deeply into the world of drug shortages. Namely why manufacturers continue to run out of cancer drugs and other medications. It turns out this is a classic healthcare problem, trying to control costs and maximize value.

Back in the late 90s when ambassador Baucus was Senator Baucus, he traveled to China to promote the country’s inclusion in the World Trade Organization. More than a decade later, China’s a WTO member, Baucus is ambassador, and according to one former U.S. diplomat in China, he’ll have a lot on his plate - including a chill in relations between U.S. businesses and the Chinese government. 

Of all the industries technology is disrupting, the music business is experiencing some of the biggest changes. One thing that has not changed significantly: Music education. But the inventor of a new tool hopes to change that.

Iraq militants 'killed by own bomb'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 07:00
At least 21 insurgents are killed in central Iraq after a car bomb was detonated accidentally, officials say.

One Direction rugby Twitter spat

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:52
A Twitter spat between Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips and One Direction's Niall Horan breaks out after the singer criticises the player on Twitter.

Lapdancers' 'heavy' handed jail term

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:43
A man is jailed for three years for robbing a nightclub boss who claimed he had been kidnapped by a group of lapdancers.

VIDEO: Brittle bones mum achieves top goal

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:42
A woman who has had more than 200 fractures after being born with a rare bone disease has achieved her ultimate goal by becoming a mother.

Cameron urges unity amid floods row

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:34
Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith says he will not allow ministers to question his staff's "expertise and professionalism" after criticism from Eric Pickles.

College of Teaching 'standards' plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:20
A blueprint for an independent professional body for teachers says it would set standards and share research.

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