National / International News

Labour defends election performance

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:29
Ed Miliband's Labour says it has performed well where it matters in English town halls amid complaints about the campaign from some in the party.

Pakistan PM to go to Modi ceremony

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:19
Pakistan's prime minister is to attend the inauguration of his Indian counterpart on Monday - the first such move since independence in 1947.

Queen's baton to arrive in Wales

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 23:11
Communities around Wales are preparing to welcome the Queen's baton as it arrives for a seven-day tour ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Action taken against rap song police

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 22:57
Two Essex police officers who were filmed blasting a rap song from their patrol car in Chelmsford are given "words of advice" by a senior officer.

China arrest over Urumqi attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 22:41
Authorities in China say they have arrested a suspect over Thursday's attack in the city of Urumqi that killed 39 people.

Farage's victory pint, and dementia 'breakthrough' - papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 21:00
Images of Nigel Farage celebrating UKIP's gains in the local elections feature in Saturday's papers, along with hopeful news of a breakthrough in the battle against dementia.

Gates: Would Have Allowed Gay Adults In Scouts

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-23 20:03

Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy, said that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

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ITV looks to a dramatic future

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 19:36
How ITV drama became a force to contend with

How reliable are medical research checks?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 19:15
Is the system for reviewing medical research working?

US ship finds hull of missing yacht

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:48
The hull of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic, the US Coast Guard says.

Mali Tuareg rebels agree ceasefire

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:22
Tuareg rebels in northern Mali agree to a ceasefire, two days after clashes with the army threatened to throw the country back into chaos.

Parents fail to block gay adoption

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:20
A Catholic Roma couple from Slovakia fail in their bid to prevent their two young children being adopted by a same-sex couple in Kent.

New approach to video games at show

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 17:01
Innovative video games including one exploring the death of Alan Turing go on show at the Abertay digital graduate show in Dundee.

Duchenne drug 'nears approval' in EU

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 16:55
The European Medicines Agency has given the green light to a drug for treating a particular form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects about 200 children in the UK.

VIDEO: Detroit cracks down on carjackers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 16:54
Authorities in the US city of Detroit have set up a special force to deal with the escalating problem of carjacking.

The actor with Down's syndrome tackling Dickens

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 15:50
The actor with Down's starring in BBC classic serial

What do John Wayne and Dracula have in common?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-23 15:45

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Monday, May 26:

The markets and most government agencies will be closed in observence of Memorial Day.

But that needen't stop you from celebrating the birth of American actor, John Wayne, star of well over 100 westerns.

Or, you can spend the holiday re-reading Bram Stroker's Dracula, which was published on this day in 1897.

Judge orders serial rapist's release

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 15:31
A man who raped and assaulted at least 40 women has been ordered to live in a remote California community, despite objections from residents.

The man killed by an automaton

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 15:27
The moral of the tale, don't stand close to a clock.

Madrid rivals in European showdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 15:14
Divided loyalties as Madrid's teams face off in European Cup

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