National / International News

Mars rover drills for rock sample

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:59
Nasa's Curiosity rover drills a hole in a Martian rock with the intention of taking a powdered sample for its onboard laboratories to study

Helicopter crash victims repatriated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:56
The bodies of five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan arrive back in the UK.

Bodies of servicemen repatriated

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:45
The bodies of two servicemen from Wales who were killed along with three others in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan have arrived back in Britain.

Pfizer 'cannot use UK as tax haven'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:39
Business Secretary Vince Cable tells MPs the government will not let Pfizer use the UK as a tax haven and promises to secure British science jobs.

'Nazi art' hoarder dies aged 81

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:36
Cornelius Gurlitt, the German who was found to have hoarded more than 1,400 works of art in his Munich apartment, dies aged 81.

AUDIO: 'Proposal based on manipulation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:35
The former chief executive of AstraZeneca has attacked the attempted takeover of the UK pharmaceuticals firm by its US rival Pfizer.

Water flooded mine in six seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:20
The area of a Swansea Valley pit where three miners drowned as they tried to blast coal took just six seconds to fill with water, a court hears.

Stuart Hall admits girl sex assault

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:16
Ex-BBC presenter Stuart Hall pleads guilty to indecently assaulting a girl under 16, but denies 20 further charges.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:12
Vince Cable explains the government's position to Pfizer's planned takeover of AstraZeneca.

VIDEO: Fish rain down in Sri Lanka surprise

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:04
Villagers in western Sri Lanka were surprised and delighted on Monday when they experienced an unusual rainfall that included more than 50kg of fish.

Sinn Féin/PSNI relations strained

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:02
How Gerry Adams' arrest put a crucial relationship under strain

Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 08:01
Entertainer Freddie Starr will not be prosecuted after allegations of sex offences because there was "insufficient evidence" on most claims, the CPS says.

Boko Haram's Local Fight Suddenly Gets International Scrutiny

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:53

The group has been around for more than a decade, and the U.S. says it has links to al-Qaida. Boko Haram has now achieved international notoriety by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls.

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VIDEO: Thai PM appears in court

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:46
Thailand is on the verge of a major political upheaval as the Constitutional Court considers whether to dismiss the country's caretaker Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, for abuse of power.

PODCAST: Sell in May?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:44

We'll start by confronting the notion of "Sell in May, then go away." There is a saying among investors this time of year, that as we get closer to summer vacation, it's time to take money out of the stock market. To find out more, we consult the often bearish Julie Niemann, the analyst at Smith Moore and company in St. Louis.

Google is rolling out same-day delivery for online retail customers in West L.A. and Manhattan — offering products from a variety of retailers including Costco, Target, Walgreens and L'Occitane. Google has already been piloting the service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Amazon has just launched same-day delivery in parts of Los Angeles as well, along with San Francisco, Seattle and Phoenix. And the two giants aren't alone. Wal-Mart, eBay, Nordstrom and other retailers are also in the ring. But, same-day delivery is expensive and complicated.

What are the odds of an entry-level gambler getting some coaching and winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas? Not great, as you may imagine. Grantland writer Colson Whitehead got $10,000 from his employer to give it a try.

##BringBackOurGirls tops a million tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:41
A million tweets for the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:36
Man City ready to launch bid for Messi, John Terry to stay at Chelsea, Spurs want Martinez and more.

Ronnie O'Sullivan in motorway crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:20
Snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan is involved in a crash on the way home from defeat in the world championship final.

'Clarity needed' over resuscitation

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:18
Clearer guidance is needed about when "do not resuscitate" orders can be placed on patients' medical records, judges at the Court of Appeal have been told.

What is mindfulness?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 07:16
The word "mindfulness" seems to be everywhere. Parliament has even started using it. What is it?
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