National / International News

VIDEO: China's President Xi Jinping - 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:49
Xi Jinping: China's president - in 60 seconds

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:42
What did Benedict Cumberbatch's engagement reveal about the star?

The WW1 film over 20 million people went to see

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:41
The WW1 film over 20 million people went to see

Most drivers 'ashamed' to drink-drive

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:40
Nearly all motorists would be ashamed to be caught over the limit, according to research to mark 50 years of campaigns against drinking and driving.

The man and the boy who saved each other

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:38
The man and the boy who saved each other from the waves

Hodgson criticises Wembley NFL game

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:32
England boss Roy Hodgson questions the FA's decision to allow an NFL game at Wembley six days before his side host Slovenia.

Hillary Clinton’s dry run for 2016

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:29
Were the US mid-terms Hillary Clinton's dry run for 2016?

Sturgeon to be 'open' first minister

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:24
Nicola Sturgeon pledges to be "the most accessible first minister ever" when she takes over from Alex Salmond.

VIDEO: Potter versus 3D printer

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:19
Old and new craftsmen go head to head

Executive reaffirms college plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:11
The Northern Ireland Executive says it remains determined to deliver on its commitment to build the new training college for the police, fire and prison service.

Rubik's Cube, Bubbles And Green Army Men Join Toy Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:10

Four well-loved toys are inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, beating out fellow nominees such as the Operation skill game and Fisher-Price Little People.

» E-Mail This

VIDEO: WW1: The Zimmermann Telegram

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:03
How a decrypted German telegram intended for Mexico pushed the United States into World War One and prompted a wave of hostility on the US-Mexico border.

Recycling Ivory Coast's mobile waste

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:01
How Ivory Coast is tackling its old phone problem

I will quit if I fail, says Hollande

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:39
French President Francois Hollande tells a TV audience he will not seek re-election in 2017 if he fails to cut unemployment.

West Indies ask for India agreement

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:22
The West Indies Cricket Board asks the Board of Control for Cricket in India for an agreement over its demand for £26.2m.

Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:06

In May, we shared the story of a New Orleans high school marching band. Two students earned scholarships to play for Jackson State University's marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.

» E-Mail This

Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 14:04

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.

» E-Mail This

Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:57

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

» E-Mail This

Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:51

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

» E-Mail This

Bank of America sets aside $400m

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:43
Bank of America sets aside $400m due to rising litigation costs associated with a probe into currency rigging at the bank.