National / International News

Mercedes rivalry set to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:05
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.

Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:05
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.

Petrol 'to fall below £1 a litre'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:02
Petrol could soon sell for less than £1 a litre thanks to the plummeting price of oil, motoring organisation the RAC has predicted.

VIDEO: Boyhood dream: Acting out Star Wars

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:00
Actor's one man Rings and Star Wars shows

Mourinho plays down quadruple talk

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:00
Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea side "don't speak" about the chance of winning the quadruple this season.

Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:23

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.

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VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:17
The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.

VIDEO: Chester player takes the biscuit

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:16
Chester's Gareth Roberts enjoys a packet of biscuits during his side's FA Cup defeat to Barnsley.

Gibson CEO: We're so much more than guitars

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:07

Henry Juszkiewicz grew up playing guitar and played some gigs before becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most recognizable music companies, Gibson.

“My first band had an accordion, because we played a lot of weddings,”  Juszkiewicz says.

But Gibson is a lot more than just guitars these days, according to Juszkiewicz.

“We are in the music business, not just one segment,” he says.

Gibson is getting into the headphone business, Juszkiewicz says, and the company recently signed a 15-year lease for one of Los Angeles' most recognizable music hubs, the Tower Records building on the Sunset Strip.

“I’m gonna try to bring back the feeling that Tower had on people…. We also want live entertainment. We want it to be a thriving cultural place,” Juszkiewicz says. 

Liverpool must keep Rodgers - Savage

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:47
Robbie Savage says Brendan Rodgers should remain Liverpool manager, but he should sell Mario Balotelli and buy a defender.

How much was 1989 like 1919?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:43
How much was 1989 like 1919?

What's behind growing gun support in US?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:42
Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?

The story of the couple in the 'Deaf and Dumb Wedding' of 1940

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:41
The intriguing 'deaf and dumb’ wedding of 1940

On Nebraska's Prairies, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:35

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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Derby County 1-3 Chelsea

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:31
Filipe Luis strikes his first Chelsea goal to help secure a League Cup semi-final place with a win at 10-man Derby.

VIDEO: Emergency over plane engine fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:29
A plane makes an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport after one of its engines caught fire.

Two men accused of slavery offences

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:20
Two men are charged with slavery-related offences after a Greater Manchester factory was raided by police.

The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:17

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:17

The Japanese Christmas Cake takes its name from the Christian holiday, but it actually symbolizes building a life of prosperity from nothing. And it's ubiquitous (it's even in your smartphone).

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Amid Threats By Hackers, Actors Pause Promotion Of Sony Movie

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:05

Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming media appearances to promote The Interview. The move follows threats against theaters by a group that allegedly hacked Sony's documents.

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