National / International News

Brazil’s burger king likes his companies lean

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:54
Brazil is experiencing an economic slowdown - but one of its companies is thriving internationally, says Daniel Gallas.

Voters rank top election priorities

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:54
Voters in Scotland have been asked to rank their top priorities in the forthcoming general election in a poll commissioned by BBC Scotland.

Roads closed after mosque collapses

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:52
Emergency services work to make safe an area around a collapsed mosque in Birmingham.

Campaign picks up after holiday

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:52
The pace of the general election campaign is expected to pick up after the holiday weekend, with campaigning by all the major parties.

Empty cabinet a year after Afghan vote

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:39
One year on from Afghanistan's presidential election and the country is still without a full government, writes David Loyn.

Iraqi mass graves found in Tikrit

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:36
Iraqi forensic experts begin exhuming 12 suspected mass graves of Iraqi soldiers killed by Islamic State militants in June 2014.

Why strenuous runs may not be so bad after all

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:25
Why strenuous runs may not be so bad for you after all

Coroner Says Illinois Teen Was Shot Twice In The Back By Police

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:25

Police say they were called because of an argument or fight. Justus Howell, 17, ran from them and the coroner says one bullet pierced his liver, spleen and heart. A second bullet hit his shoulder.

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Banks 'pay 60%' of profit in penalties

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:03
Britain's largest banks have paid 60% of their profits since 2011 in fines and repayments to customers, according to a report by accountants KPMG

Technology to take fireworks nuclear

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:02
How fireworks got bigger and bigger - and even bigger

EE offers wi-fi call back-up service

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:02
EE is to begin switching some of its customers to wi-fi enabled calls to help combat mobile signal dead spots.

VIDEO: 'I saw radicalisation in prison'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 15:02
A former prisoner details how he saw the reality of Islamic radicalisation grow during his 15-year sentence.

England enjoy West Indies warm-up

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:26
England ease through day one of a St Kitts & Nevis XI warm-up with Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott in form and Ben Stokes taking 3-10.

Social subway dancers under threat

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:18
Dancers defy New York City subway ban

VIDEO: Subway dancers under fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:18
Dancing on the subway is illegal in New York City. But it can be the key to a good income - and internet fame.

Jeb Bush admits he is not Latino

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:11
Likely US presidential candidate Jeb Bush comes clean about accidentally identified himself as Latino when completing a voter registration form in 2009.

Report On 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Further Roils A Troubled Campus

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:07

A review of a story about an alleged rape is the latest in a long saga for the U. of Va. The fraternity implicated in the story plans to sue, and advocates say fewer rape victims are coming forward.

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N.J.-Exxon Settlement: Some Say Proof Falls Short Of Stronger Case

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:07

Officials released the details of the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, calling it a historically large payout. But environmentalists say the deal is worse than they feared.

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VIDEO: Bees interrupt Obama story-telling

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 14:02
Bees prompted screams from children listening to President Barack Obama's story during the White House Easter egg roll in Washington.

Duke of Kent suffers hip injury

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-06 13:46
The Duke of Kent - the Queen's cousin - is in hospital with a hip injury, Buckingham Palace confirms.