National / International News

The dogged old man of the badlands

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 15:05
The world's worst interview - with one of the loneliest men on Earth

Are humans getting cleverer?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 15:03
Why are people getting better at intelligence tests?

VIDEO: The monk who ordains trees

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 15:02
A Buddhist monk from northeast Thailand is so worried about the environment that he has been ordaining trees for 25 years.

Excessive salaries 'damage' UK firms

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 15:02
Public anger over the size of top executives' salaries is damaging the reputation of UK firms, according to a survey of business leaders.

VIDEO: Living underground in the outback

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:59
Jon Donnison visits Coober Pedy in the Australian outback, where residents are moving underground to escape the heat.

Oligarch faces North Sea deal block

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:54
The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.

Stolen van drags man along motorway

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:22
A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist is dragged along a motorway by his own stolen van.

Mourinho's perfect day

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:04
The first trophy win of a new Jose Mourinho era at Chelsea had a familiar, special, look to it, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.

Argentine leader hails lower debt

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:44
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.

Di Maria will come good - Rooney

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:43
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says Angel Di Maria will come good despite his recent struggles on the pitch.

VIDEO: Six Nations Catch-Up - Week Three

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:42
Watch the best of the weekend's Six Nations action in one handy bite-sized chunk with the Six Nations Catch-Up.

VIDEO: IS defector: 'Jihadi John a loner'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:41
The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.

Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:26
Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:19

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

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Real Madrid 1-1 Villarreal

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:16
Real Madrid's title hopes suffer a setback as Gerard Moreno's goal earns Villarreal a point at the Bernabeu Stadium.

How Man City let Liverpool duo shine

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:07
MOTD2 pundit Danny Murphy says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's team selection suited Liverpool in the Reds' win.

'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 13:04
The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, according to a man who met him in Syria.

Brother pleads for 'Bali Nine' man

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:44
Michael Chan, whose brother Andrew is on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking, pleads to President Joko Widodo on television for clemency.