National / International News

Top 10 tips for being a comedian

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 18:07
Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian

Lost football grounds - part II

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:57
England's lost football grounds - part II

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:56
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

Lost Malcolm Lowry novel published

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:33
A novel by British-born author Malcolm Lowry is being published 70 years after its manuscript was thought to have been destroyed in a fire.

Dog in one-minute crossbow operation

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:06
The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt from a dog's head "took just one minute", the RSPCA says.

VIDEO: Swearing for feminism

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:02
Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?

State of emergency imposed in Sinai

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:58
Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.

Scottish Labour leader standing down

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:45
Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.

VIDEO: Briton confirmed dead in Syria air strike

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:30
A British man has been confirmed dead in a US air strike on jihadist targets in Syria.

Card firms 'fail' on rights advice

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 16:26
Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.

Anger over ancient woods quarry plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:57
Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.

Other people scam you. Do you ever do it to yourself?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:55

We know that other people take your money, lie to you, and scam you. Do you ever do it to yourself?

No matter how bad or good your financial situation is, what's the one thing you will always spend money on? Do you feel guilty?

What is that one thing you refuse to give up?

Confess! Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND


Weekend Brunch: Volatility, AirBnB, and Kenny G

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:31

This week, Lizzie O'Leary sits down for brunch with Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine and Ben Walsh from the Huffington Post to discuss the economic news of last week and what's on their plate this week (get it?).


Clouds Darken for America’s Blue-Chip Stocks

“The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”

Kenny G Goes Radical With Hong Kong Protest Cameo

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:27
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.

Picasso Museum sees grand reopening

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:21
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation

VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:13
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms.

VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:13
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years.

US golf boss sacked in Poulter row

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:10
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.

The hardship posting to end all hardship postings

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:05
The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom

Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:04
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?