National / International News

Skype falls victim to text chat bug

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:55
Skype acknowledges its chat app repeatedly crashes if a certain string of characters is received, a week after Apple faced a similar problem.

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:48
The European Central Bank leaves its key interest rate unchanged at 0.05% as latest economic reports suggest improvement in the eurozone.

A guide to transgender terms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:48
A guide to transgender terms

Why rollercoasters shouldn't crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:40
We look at what stops rollercoasters having more accidents, as an investigation starts into how The Smiler ride at Alton Towers crashed.

VIDEO: US man escapes from sinking truck

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:39
A Californian man escapes from his sinking truck after reportedly failing to properly detach his boat from it at a launch in Santa Barbara.

5 Things You Should Know About Lincoln Chafee

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:37

In 2002, Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the use of force to oust Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Some Republican colleagues referred to him as "the missing Linc."

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Mr 8%: What now for Rafa and Real?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:31
What now for Rafa Benitez and Real Madrid?

VIDEO: Commons tributes to Charles Kennedy

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:28
A special session is being held at Westminster to honour the former Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, whose sudden death was announced yesterday.

More Than 400 Missing In Chinese Boat Disaster; Government Orders Censorship

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:17

Of the more than 450 people who were aboard the Eastern Star when it capsized in rough weather Monday night, only 14 have reportedly been rescued.

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Colombia passes women hate crime law

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:05
Colombian lawmakers pass a law which will impose long sentences for crimes committed against women because of their gender.

Senegal singer 'had fake millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:04
Senegalese singer Thione Seck is charged with money laundering after fake banknotes worth millions of dollars were found in his house.

Funeral for savings robbery victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:02
A woman who was robbed of £7,000 she raised for her funeral after learning she was terminally ill is to be laid to rest later.

Macintosh launches leader campaign

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:01
MSP Ken Macintosh launches his bid for leadership of Scottish Labour as his rival Kezia Dugdale wins backing from former party leader Johann Lamont.

PODCAST: Revisiting history

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-06-03 03:00

The payroll company ADP released numbers today, showing that 201,000 more people were on private sector payrolls in May. We'll talk about the implications of that number. Plus, was Richard Fuld, former CEO of Lehman Brothers, re-writing history with his first public history since the collapse of his firm? Washington Post columnist and Marketplace contributor Allan Sloan stops by to weigh in. Plus, Jurassic World is coming out June 12th—and it’s expected to dominate the box office. It’s also an opportunity for Natural History Museums to educate…and maybe raise some money.



Writer Taslima Nasreen flees to US

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:54
Award-winning Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has fled from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda target, a rights group says.

Queen has 'routine' health check

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:51
The Queen has attended hospital for her "routine" annual check-up, Buckingham Palace reveals after social media speculation about her health.

Body cameras plan for Met officers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:44
Plans to equip all Met Police officers with cameras on their uniforms are announced by the Mayor of London.

Tributes to teenager after body find

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:41
Tributes are made to missing teenager Amber Peat after a body is found near her home in Nottinghamshire.

'Mistaken ID' in caravan park murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:40
A murdered teenager was beaten with a pole in an alcohol and drug-fuelled rage after being mistaken for someone else by his attacker, a court hears.

OECD gives global economy 'B minus'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 02:31
The global economy has been given "B-minus " grade equating to "muddling through" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.