National / International News

Is Iraq falling apart?

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 02:15
As Iraq tries to win back territory from Islamic State, there are fears that older, deep-rooted tensions could threaten the entire country's future.

Parade for Queen's official birthday

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 02:07
More than 1,000 soldiers take part in the annual Trooping the Colour parade in central London to celebrate the Queen's official birthday.

Teacher stab suspect appears in court

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 02:04
A 14-year-old boy appears in court charged with the attempted murder of his teacher.

Standoff In Dallas After Gunshots At Police Headquarters

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 02:03

Dallas police say suspects opened fire on police, rammed a police car and fled to a fast food restaurant parking lot just off I-45 outside the city where they are engaged in a standoff with police.

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VIDEO: 'Cutest' sheep brought to Wales

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 01:22
A breed of sheep described as "the cutest in the world" is introduced to Wales for the first time by a farmer in Torfaen.

Afghan police killed in Taliban raids

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 01:12
Taliban fighters overrun police checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 officers.

Shots fired at Dallas police headquarters

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 01:07
Shots fired from armoured vehicle at police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, police say

SDLP leader 'confident' of support

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 01:02
Alasdair McDonnell says he is confident he will remain leader of Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) despite standing down as an MLA.

A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 00:51

A New Jersey high school teacher used the rapper's latest album to teach a unit on Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Lamar found out about it, and decided to stop in for a visit.

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Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

NPR News - Sat, 2015-06-13 00:51

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.

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VIDEO: Dave Grohl: 'I'm going to hospital'

BBC - Sat, 2015-06-13 00:00
Dave Grohl, the lead singer of the rock band, the Foo Fighters, gave a new meaning to the phrase "break a leg" after falling off the stage during a concert in Sweden.

Manhunt ongoing after woman stabbed

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 23:57
The search continues for a 47-year-old man after a woman was stabbed in Cardiff.

VIDEO: 'Friends say my 3D hand is cool'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 23:40
A school girl from Kent, who was born with only one hand, has had a new one specially built for her by her classmates.

'Nude' mountain photo woman due home

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 23:20
A British woman who was jailed for taking her clothes off on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu is set to return to the UK later.

S Korea 'will see more Mers cases'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 22:49
More cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome should be expected in South Korea, but there is no evidence the outbreak is spreading further, experts say.

US moves six from Guantanamo to Oman

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 22:30
Six Yemeni prisoners held for years at Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been transferred to Oman, the US says.

VIDEO: Humm helps Swiss roll over Ecuador

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 21:47
Catch up with all the best action and the quirkier moments from day seven of the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.

A new podcast from Marketplace and Quartz: Actuality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-12 20:59

Welcome to the golden age of audio. The world has (re)discovered podcasting. And for us, the real lesson of the post-Serial boomlet isn't that podcasts are great — they've been great for a while! — but that people actually care what reporters do before the story gets written or recorded. Which is to say, we always knew you cared about the murder mystery, but we didn't know that you cared about how we try to report it.

It’s with this in mind that we’re excited to bring you Actuality, a bi-monthly podcast jointly produced with our friends at Quartz. We’re friends because, frankly, we like to come at stories in some similar ways — finding the accessible and conversational in those stories that used to wither and die on the business pages of serious publications.

Some of the best things that happen in a newsroom are the conversations between journalists before and after the story gets published. An audio product is so much more visceral and immediate: the best way to recreate the moment when someone leans over from the next desk and says, "get a load of this story." We’re also bringing people connected to the story — experts and participants — into every conversation we have, to point out when we are wrong (and vice-versa).

So, every other week, we'll endeavor to bring you into a new story about the global economy and plug you into the conversation behind the news. Marketplace and Quartz try not to take ourselves too seriously, and we hope you find the podcast both informative and entertaining.

Actuality seemed like the perfect name for it; it’s what those of us in the audio business call the clips of tape from interviews that go into our stories. Those, and other “pops” of sound, will give us a nice starting point for many of our discussions.

But where those conversations go from there will surprise you, just like the word "actuality," for its earlier meaning: things as they really are, not as we expect them to be.

Marketplace and Quartz are committed to finding new ways to bring news about the changing world to our audiences in whatever medium they prefer. We hope our podcast will combine the best of Quartz's digital journalism with Marketplace's award-winning radio broadcasts in a mix that brings you the best of our sensibilities as journalists — and our curiosity about the world and what makes it run.

You can subscribe to Actuality here

A new podcast from Marketplace and Quartz: Actuality

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-06-12 20:59

Welcome to the golden age of audio. The world has (re)discovered podcasting. And for us, the real lesson of the post-Serial boomlet isn't that podcasts are great — they've been great for a while! — but that people actually care what reporters do before the story gets written or recorded. Which is to say, we always knew you cared about the murder mystery, but we didn't know that you cared about how we try to report it.

It’s with this in mind that we’re excited to bring you Actuality, a bi-monthly podcast jointly produced with our friends at Quartz. We’re friends because, frankly, we like to come at stories in some similar ways — finding the accessible and conversational in those stories that used to wither and die on the business pages of serious publications.

Some of the best things that happen in a newsroom are the conversations between journalists before and after the story gets published. An audio product is so much more visceral and immediate: the best way to recreate the moment when someone leans over from the next desk and says, "get a load of this story." We’re also bringing people connected to the story — experts and participants — into every conversation we have, to point out when we are wrong (and vice-versa).

So, every other week, we'll endeavor to bring you into a new story about the global economy and plug you into the conversation behind the news. Marketplace and Quartz try not to take ourselves too seriously, and we hope you find the podcast both informative and entertaining.

Actuality seemed like the perfect name for it; it’s what those of us in the audio business call the clips of tape from interviews that go into our stories. Those, and other “pops” of sound, will give us a nice starting point for many of our discussions.

But where those conversations go from there will surprise you, just like the word "actuality," for its earlier meaning: things as they really are, not as we expect them to be.

Marketplace and Quartz are committed to finding new ways to bring news about the changing world to our audiences in whatever medium they prefer. We hope our podcast will combine the best of Quartz's digital journalism with Marketplace's award-winning radio broadcasts in a mix that brings you the best of our sensibilities as journalists — and our curiosity about the world and what makes it run.

VIDEO: US jail break: Prison worker in court

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 20:23
A New York state prison worker who police say provided tool parts to help two convicted murderers escape appears in court.

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