National / International News

VIDEO: Greste: How I coped in prison

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:36
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, tells reporters how he and his colleagues, who remain in jail, coped with life behind bars.

Sheep thrills as Shaun hits cinemas

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:28
Shear delight as Shaun The Sheep hits the big screen

Venezuela seeks mediation with US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:16
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.

VIDEO: What does a singer with Down's Syndrome sound like?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:02
Debate over a Down’s Syndrome teenager’s singing ability

ECB toughens its stance on Greece

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:56
The European Central Bank (ECB) toughens its stance with Greece, by restricting financing to the country's banks.

Yum swings to a loss on China sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:44
Yum Brands, the owner of KFC and Taco Bell, swings to a loss after sales in China fail to recover from food safety scandals.

The world's most-trafficked mammal - and the scaliest

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:35
The most trafficked mammal in the world - and the scaliest

The Koreans who televise themselves eating dinner

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:33
The Koreans who get paid for eating their dinner on webcam

Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:30

California allows parents to opt out of vaccination requirements. Amid Southern California's measles outbreak, many schools are struggling with how best to deal with students who aren't vaccinated.

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Global debts rise $57bn since crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:26
If excessive debts caused the great crash and recession of 2007-08, we should perhaps be concerned by McKinsey's new study that shows global indebtedness has risen by $57bn since then.

VIDEO: Metal band's mercy plea for UK woman

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:19
The lead singer of heavy metal band Napalm Death, Mark "Barney" Greenway, explains why he wrote an open letter to the president of Indonesia appealing for mercy for British woman Lindsay Sandiford.

London buses hit by 24-hour strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:15
More than six million Londoners are likely to be affected by a 24-hour bus strike which began at midnight.

French prisons fertile ground for Islamists

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:14
French prisons provide fertile ground for extremists

VIDEO: The world's inequality in 50 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:11
A 50-second video explaining how global wealth has resulted in both more and less equality, as part of the BBC's A Richer World season.

A new beginning for Detroit

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:06
The fight for a new beginning in post-bankrupt Detroit

Flood insurance scheme 'wasteful'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:05
Insurance for at-risk families costs other households too much, says report.

Pensions boost and tax avoidance - papers

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:03
Some papers hail a new law limiting fees charged to pension savers to 0.75% a year, while others focus on comments about "tax dodgers".

VIDEO: Silk Road creator Ulbricht convicted

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 14:50
The man accused of operating Silk Road, a deep web market that facilitated drug sales, has been found guilty.

Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 14:26

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."

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VIDEO: Manatees escape cold in Florida waters

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 14:13
A group of around 300 manatees have gathered in warmer waters in the Crystal river in Florida to get away from the cold.