National / International News

Q&A: Free schools

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:49
The key questions about free schools, which can be set up by parents and community groups in England.

Feminist site knocked offline

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:46
A blog encouraging female contributors to write about their experiences was knocked offline during a day for the global celebration of women.

Armstrong hopes for 'dope free' cycling

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:44
Lance Armstrong says he hopes for a "dope-free" future for cycling as a report says the sport is struggling with the issue.

UK savings rate 'at 10-year high'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:28
Britons are managing to save more money than at any time in the last decade, according to National Savings and Investments (NS&I).

Musicals lead Olivier nominations

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:14
West End musicals Memphis and the Carole King-inspired Beautiful lead the nominations at this year's Olivier Awards.

Putin reveals secret Crimea takeover

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:07
Russian President Vladimir Putin reveals he planned the annexation of Crimea four days before unidentified gunmen appeared in the region.

Major opera directors defend ENO

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:06
Thirty-three of the world's top opera directors sign an open letter in support of the English National Opera (ENO) following criticism and cuts in its Arts Council funding.

Sinn Féin to oppose welfare bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 04:02
Sinn Féin has said it will oppose the passage of the welfare bill in the assembly after accusing the DUP of acting in bad faith on the issue.

Treasury not prepared for new crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:54
The Treasury has not learned lessons from the 2007-08 financial crash, a Parliamentary report says, and could be exposed to more economic shocks.

Call for landowners to host lynx

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:54
A project to reintroduce wild lynx to the UK could see them return to Wales after a 1,300 year gap if the right site can be found.

Eurovision: UK duo defend their song

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:45
The duo behind the UK's Eurovision entry say they don't mind criticism of their song, Still in Love With You.

Beaten England out of World Cup

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:44
England are knocked out of the World Cup in dismal fashion as Bangladesh win by 15 runs to reach the quarter-finals.

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Enters Second Week

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:38

Those testifying have included the father of Martin Richard, 8, who died in the attack. More survivors will tell their stories Monday.

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Zambia leader 'needs treatment abroad'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:32
Zambia's president has to undergo a throat operation abroad, his doctors say, after earlier reporting that he collapsed in public because he had malaria.

New phase in A9 dualling project

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:30
The next stage in a project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness begins with a public consultation on the stretch at Dalwhinnie.

Five questions about Apple Watch

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:26
Apple is due to release more information about its new smartwatch - here are five questions about the product that need answering.

Scots lose Lamont for England match

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:25
Scotland lose Sean Lamont and have doubts over Peter Horne and Ross Ford for the Calcutta Cup against England.

Thousands raised for attacked fan

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:24
A fundraising page set up for a Watford fan left in a critical condition after a gang attack raises more than £6,000.

Deadly strike on IS oil refinery

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:16
At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition strikes on an oil refinery in Syria run by Islamic State militants, activists say.

PODCAST: A six year bull market

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-09 03:00

The bull market turns six. Low interest rates as engineered by the Federal Reserve, economic recovery, and yes, innovation itself has fueled, as of today, a six year-long bull runs for the stock market. More on that. Plus, a look at what happens when you let robots make content choices. Proctor and Gamble and Anheuser-Busch are in damage control mode after their automated advertisements appeared to be sponsoring Youtube videos from ISIS. And more on today's job seekers, especially college students getting set to jump into the market with both feet.

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