National / International News

Caption Challenge: Staring match

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:37
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Man murdered in flat by intruder

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:32
Police launch a murder inquiry after a man dies in a flat in Glasgow after being attacked by an intruder who had forced his way in.

Facebook death post girl cautioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:29
A 17-year-old girl who admitted making a "grossly offensive" comment on Facebook after a boy's sudden death in Swansea is cautioned by police.

New row over university pay strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:25
Thousands of university staff who staged a two-hour strike over pay have had a full day docked from their salaries, says their trade union.

VIDEO: The table tennis star with no arms

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:23
Ibrahim Hamato lost both arms in an accident when he was 10, but carried on playing - with his mouth.

Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:19

More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car.

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Stephen appeal up £400,000 in a day

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:14
An appeal started by Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen Sutton has raised £400,000 since his death.

US state acts to end mobile theft

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:09
Minnesota becomes the first US state to introduce so-called kill switch legislation.

10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill In L.A. Neighborhood

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:09

Crude oil geysered high into the air after a pipeline rupture early Thursday morning in northern Los Angeles. Fire officials say the spill was knee-deep in some spots.

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The final Wenger dare not lose

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:04
After nine years without a trophy, Phil McNulty says Saturday's FA Cup final is one of Arsene Wenger's most important games as Arsenal boss.

Times journalists beaten in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:00
A reporter and a photographer working for British newspaper The Times are badly beaten while being briefly held by a rebel gang in Syria.

AUDIO: Effects of thalidomide 'were horrific'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:59
David Mason discusses the effects of the drug Thalidomide, prescribed to pregnant women around the world in the 1950s.

New view of defence law needed: Abe

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:58
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for a new interpretation of the constitution, which could pave the way for the military to fight overseas.

Final two cleared over McDaid death

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:56
All 12 men accused over the death of a County Londonderry community worker are now cleared of manslaughter and attempted murder charges.

Flintoff ideal for T20 - Strauss

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:54
Former England captain Andrew Strauss says Andrew Flintoff is capable of making a success of his Twenty20 comeback.

How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:49

Johannes Kepler, one of the world's great mathematicians, decided to marry in 1611. He made a list of 11 women to interview, and he wanted, of course, to choose the best. Here's the formula.

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The 'conchies' of World War One

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:48
The men imprisoned and stigmatised for WW1 stance

AUDIO: Clegg defends free school meals policy

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:44
Nick Clegg defends the coalition's free school meals policy, saying the money and resources will be available

Jackson defends tax avoidance scheme

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:42
Ex-athlete Colin Jackson defends his decision to invest in a complex tax avoidance scheme, saying it helped people such as musicians who might not get funding elsewhere.

Clegg claims unity on school meals

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 02:36
Nick Clegg says the coalition is united behind plans to give all pupils under seven in England free school lunches in September.

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