National / International News

Hanged Indian woman 'was raped'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:53
Indian police investigate whether a woman found hanging from a tree had been raped, weeks after two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged in the same state.

How to follow the World Cup on the BBC

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:52
The 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil starts on Thursday and you can follow it on the BBC across television, radio and online.

Angry Blatter ready to stand again

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:42
Sepp Blatter indicates he wants to seek another term as Fifa president and calls Uefa "disrespectful" after calls for his resignation.

Osborne targets banks and traders

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:25
Chancellor George Osborne pledges action against financial malpractice, including making manipulation of the foreign currency market a criminal offence.

VIDEO: ISIS: 'A brutally efficient campaign'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:23
The BBC's Paul Wood reports that ISIS Islamist insurgents are "steadily tightening their grip on the north and west of Iraq".

What gadgets are the (college) kids using these days?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:22
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Venezuelan politicians face arrest

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:15
Venezuela's attorney general issues arrest warrants for three opposition politicians for an alleged plot to assassinate President Maduro.

Tuilagi moves to wing for second Test

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:15
England make five personnel changes for the second Test while centre Manu Tuilagi moves onto the right wing.

VIDEO: Osborne to announce new forex rules

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:15
BBC News understands that the Chancellor will use his Mansion House speech to announce that the manipulation of foreign currency markets by bankers will be made a criminal offence.

VIDEO: Can Messi emulate Maradona in Brazil?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:13
BBC Sport goes to Argentina to discover whether Lionel Messi can emulate the World Cup achievements of Diego Maradona.

Republicans reeling after Cantor loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:08
Republicans are reeling after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to a challenger from the party's populist Tea Party wing.

Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:07

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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VIDEO: BBC meets Karachi attack survivors

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:02
Three days after a deadly assault on Karachi airport, Mike Wooldridge speaks to survivors from the special airport security force which bore the brunt of trying to contain the attackers.

Trivia: Who was the last PhD economist in Congress?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:56

A trivia question that will perhaps win you a drink at happy hour tonight (but probably only if you're at a weird politico-economic happy hour in Washington, DC).

Dave Brat, now the Republican nominee for Eric Cantor's seat, is a PhD economist. He'll be the only one in Congress.

So here's the question:

Who was the last one?

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Answer: Democrat Tom Lantos from California.

Brazilians suffering mixed World Cup emotions

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:40
With the World Cup just hours away, not everyone in Brazil has embraced it - but the temperature is rising, writes Ben Smith.

Orlando Steps Up To Make Its Streets More Pedestrian-Friendly

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:40

Much of Florida was designed with cars, not people, in mind. Four of the state's metro areas top the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. Now, planners in Orlando are working hard to change that.

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VIDEO: Who are Iraq's ISIS fighters?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:37
James Robbins explains the background and aims of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams (ISIS), which has seized control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.

VIDEO: Europe protests over taxi mobile app

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:32
Transport in several major European cities has been disrupted by strikes by taxi drivers.

Scholes has upset Man Utd - Rooney

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:32
England striker Wayne Rooney says Manchester United are angered by former team-mate Paul Scholes' criticism of him.

Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 13:16

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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