National / International News

VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes hit US states

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:51
Several people are reported killed by tornadoes as a huge storm system sweeps across the central and southern United States.

Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:43

The New York Republican is facing a 20-count federal indictment, including charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. He turned himself in Monday, and was later released on $400,000 bail.

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MP in appeal over gagging clauses

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:30
An MP calls for ex-teachers to be released from so-called gagging clauses, as 'Trojan Horse' inquiries continue in Birmingham.

Want to buy a Tesla in China? Take a number.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:26

What is it about some products -- Furbies, iPhones, Nintendos -- that get us to wait in line to buy them? In China, the carmaker Tesla is inspiring a queue of its own, a months-long virtual waiting list to buy the Tesla S.

Cao Wenbo, a 36-year-old film producer in Shanghai, joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to talk about what got him to sign up for the all-electric sportscar. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

Day in pictures: 28 April 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:26
News photos from past 24 hours: 28 April

Invesco Perpetual fined £18m by FCA

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:25
The UK's largest retail investment manager, Invesco Perpetual, has been fined £18.6m by the city watchdog for exposing investors to unnecessary risk.

VIDEO: Sheffield fire 'extremely challenging'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:13
The conditions facing Fire and Rescue officers at a fire at a house in Sheffield were "extremely challenging", according to a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman.

VIDEO: Child pulled from barrel bomb debris

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:11
A BBC team has witnessed the devastating effects of air bombardment on Syrian civilians after gaining rare access to rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

Arrests after wild boars released

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 04:09
Wild boars are on the loose in Bridgend county following a burglary at a commercial premises.

Daley must 'knuckle down' - Waterfield

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:57
Tom Daley must "knuckle down" if he wants to get back among the medals says former Olympic partner Peter Waterfield.

Euro candidate held for Islam speech

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:50
A candidate in the South East European elections is arrested after making a speech quoting from a book by Winston Churchill about Islam.

Poisoning led to Neknominate death

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:45
A rugby fan was nearly six times over the drink-drive limit after downing a bottle of vodka in the NekNominate craze, a Cardiff inquest hears.

Mobile money - ready for lift-off?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:37
Paym big step to cashless society but won't replace wallet yet

E-Z Rock, hip-hop pioneer, dies at 46

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:37
E-Z Rock, the Harlem DJ who found fame with rapper Rob Base with 1988 hip-hop track It Takes Two, dies at the age of 46.

Alerts over Apple and Samsung phones

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:35
Apple and Samsung have issued alerts about faults on some models of their handsets.

Employers to help rate training

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:32
Ofsted asks employers to play a bigger role in rating the effectiveness of skills training and education.

Hollande meets GE boss over Alstom

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:31
French President Francois Hollande meets General Electric (GE) boss Jeff Immelt over GE's potential takeover bid for French train maker Alstom.

Indian wins top environment award

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:25
An Indian who helped villagers fight coal mining is among six environmental activists from around the world to win this year's prestigious Goldman Prize.

VIDEO: Greens want 'society for common good'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:22
The Green Party would deliver a "society for the common good", their leader in England and Wales has said.

Tube strike: Why are we here again?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 03:21
Why has Tube deal supposedly settled in February unravelled?

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