National / International News

No votes at 16 for assembly election

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:39
Sixteen-year-olds will not be able to vote at the 2016 assembly election, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

Lucian Freud nude sets new record

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:37
A life-sized nude by Lucian Freud sells at auction in New York for $56.2 million (£35.6m), setting a new record for the late British painter.

Rush to help hardest-hit in Yemen

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:37
Aid agencies are attempting to reach areas of Yemen hardest hit by seven weeks of air strikes and fighting, as a humanitarian ceasefire largely holds.

Apple agrees to settle legal case

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:36
Apple denied that it poached staff from battery-maker A123, but has agreed to settle the case, court papers show.

Snake has tongs surgically removed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:31
A pet python in the Australian city of Adelaide undergoes surgery to remove a pair of BBQ tongs it accidentally ate, according to local media.

"Take us with you, Scotland" say thousands in North of England

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:31
People in northern England take to Twitter to appeal to Scotland

Fireman steps down after 48 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:25
A firefighter, believed to be the oldest serving officer in the UK, retires after a 48-year career.

German hailstorm causes injuries

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:19
At least nine people are injured and dozens of homes damaged by large hailstones in southern Germany.

Robotic tentacle targets surgery

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:07
Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.

La Liga season allowed to continue

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:03
The Spanish football season will be allowed to finish as the Royal Spanish Football Federation's suspension is lifted.

VIDEO: Boat migrants call out for help

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:03
Hundreds of Myanmar migrants stranded on a boat for a week in the Andaman Sea with no food or water are so desperate they are drinking their own urine.

VIDEO: Why Stirling Moss called Susie Woff

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:03
Susie Wolff tells Clare Balding she received a call from Sir Stirling Moss after he said women do not have the mental skills to compete in F1.

PODCAST: Mad Men ends

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-14 03:00

First up, more on the news that college enrollment in the U.S. is down 2 percent from last year. Plus, a growing number cities are taking banking regulation into their own hands—requiring the banks they work with to pass muster as "socially responsible." That means investing in low-income areas, helping distressed homeowners and avoiding predatory lending practices. And with Mad Men ending this Sunday, AMC is rolling out a marathon ... and an interesting ad strategy.

Woman cleared over friend's suicide

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:57
A woman who helped supply her best friend with the gas she used to kill herself is found not guilty of assisting her suicide.

Positive Train Control: The Tech That Could've Prevented Amtrak Derailment

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:51

The Amtrak passenger train was going more than 100 miles an hour when it derailed north of Philadelphia. Positive train control could have automatically slowed the train down on that stretch of rail.

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Paedophile author who fled UK jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:50
A paedophile author, who fled the UK before he could be jailed for sex offences, is locked up.

Peruvian attorney general dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:41
Peru's Attorney General Carlos Ramos Heredia is sacked over allegations he derailed an investigation into a regional governor accused of corruption.

Burundi: What’s behind the coup bid?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:36
The BBC looks back at events leading up to tumultuous events in Burundi amid claims that the president has been overthrown.

VIDEO: Illegal dogs land Depp in hot water

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:35
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs from Australia or they will be put down.

Speeding driver has to pay £11,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 02:25
A speeding driver has to pay £11,000 for challenging his ticket after a prosecution expert hired an airfield and a sports car to prove him wrong.