National / International News

Art v politics

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 19:08
Why it's better to look to artists than politicians for life's answers

The mystery of the East German writer who moved to the English coast

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 18:59
Why did an East German writer move to an English coastal town?

White goods dominate e-waste items

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 18:35
Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 18:03
The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 17:55
And other trends of the week in 60 seconds

How the selfie stick was invented twice

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 17:32
How the first selfie stick was mocked as a 'useless invention'

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 17:27
Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:54
The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.

VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:26
The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.

Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:15
An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:03
For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

VIDEO: Ukraine condemns Moscow war exhibit

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 15:38
An interactive exhibition in Moscow about the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been criticised by the Ukrainian presidential administration as "propaganda".

Share 'bonanza', EU poll fears and 'biased Beeb'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 15:35
Among Sunday's headlines are a "Thatcher-style" massive share sell-off, concerns over the planned 2017 EU referendum and UKIP's ire at what it says was a "biased" studio audience.

VIDEO: Against austerity in Ireland

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 15:33
An Irish teacher turned to political activism after austerity measures were introduced in Ireland.

VIDEO: Russian opposition unite against Putin

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 15:29
Russia's fragmented opposition agrees to join forces and put forward joint candidates ahead of next year's parliamentary elections.

Netflix Adds Audio To Bring 'Daredevil' To Life For The Blind

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

After releasing the new Marvel superhero series, Daredevil, which features a blind hero, Netflix has added audio description options to the show.

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Lloyds shares for small investors

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49
Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the general public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron is to announce.

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:49

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:15
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.

Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 14:08
A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.