National / International News

Fake mobile towers 'snoop on public'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:51
Fake mobile towers that scoop up data from passing phones are routinely being used in London, an investigation by Sky News suggests.

Consumers In 'Grandfathered' Health Plans Can Face Higher Costs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:37

These older policies existed before the health law was enacted in 2010 and haven't change much. They cover about a quarter of insured workers, and aren't subject to the same rules as Obamacare plans.

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Pope creates child abuse tribunal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:37
Pope Francis approves the creation of a tribunal to hear cases of bishops accused of covering up child abuse by paedophile priests.

Putin, Pope Francis Will Meet At Vatican

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to bring up the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting will be the second between the two men.

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VIDEO: Puffins 'at risk of extinction'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:14
Across Europe puffins have been classified as at risk of extinction because of climate change and a lack of food.

Tory MPs want schools funding reform

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:05
Backbench Conservative MPs are demanding government action to help schools in England facing a financial crisis.

Fellaini doubtful to face Wales

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:58
Belgium forward Marouane Fellaini is a doubt for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.

Wrexham pair deny crossbow murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:57
Two Wrexham men go on trial accused of murder after a man was shot with a crossbow, stabbed and then fell from a third floor balcony on the town's Caia Park estate.

Is this the perfect size of carry-on bag?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:47
Is this the perfect size for carry-on bag?

'No intervention' on pension firms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:46
The government will not intervene to force pension providers to deliver on promised freedoms, the pensions minister tells the BBC

PMQs: Harman accuses PM of 'gloating'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:45
Harriet Harman accuses David Cameron of "gloating" after his election win and told him to "show a bit more class".

MPs to debate votes for 16-year-olds

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:45
MPs will get a chance to vote on lowering the voting age to 16, David Cameron says at prime minister's questions.

Venezuela in oil spat with Guyana

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:32
Venezuela demands that neighbouring Guyana stop US oil company Exxon from carrying out oil exploration in disputed waters.

MP's sheep dip health concern debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:30
A Welsh MP calls for an independent inquiry on sheep-dip poisoning that left hundreds of farmers with debilitating health problems.

Figures show 18% rise in deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:02
The number of deaths in Scotland rose by 18% in the first quarter of this year, according to official figures.

U.S. Considers Sending Hundreds More Troops To Iraq

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:02

The troops would beef up the effort to train more Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. Some 3,000 American troops are already in Iraq to provide security or to train and advice Iraqi troops.

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PODCAST: Hospital billing

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:00

Interest rates in Germany rose to their highest since late last summer. Is the German economy gaining some steam? We explore. And a new study sheds light on how hospitals make their money. We look at why not all patients are created (or at least billed) equally. Plus, with Etsy's shares tanking, we take a look at what's behind this, especially considering the hype of their recent IPO. 

Why Osborne is itching to sell RBS

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 02:52
The City believes tonight’s Mansion House speech will fire the starting gun on the sale of the biggest disaster of the financial crisis

VIDEO: 'I ran away from forced marriage'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 02:25
A woman talks about why she ran away from her forced marriage to a man she had never met, after threats of violence from her family.

Ashers outlines cake appeal grounds

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 02:25
The Christian-run bakery that lost a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' has outlined the grounds on which it is appealing the judgement.