National / International News

VIDEO: 'I'm in remission, thank god'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 04:17
Parminder Sangha believes her positive attitude helped her overcome a brain tumour that could have killed her.

Heartbleed used against net thieves

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:53
The Heartbleed bug is being used to grab information from closed chatrooms where cyber thieves gather to trade data.

Bank outlines economic doomsday scenario

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:49
Bank outlines economic doomsday scenario

Report: BBC News 'can feel distant'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:47
A review of the BBC's news output finds it to be "trusted and highly regarded by audiences" but suggests some viewers can find it "distant".

Cech & Terry return to training

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:45
Chelsea's Petr Cech and John Terry train ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:41
The chancellor hails GDP growth figures but says the recovery cannot be taken for granted.

Fire death pair 'absolute treasures'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:41
Two children killed in a house fire in Sheffield were "absolute treasures", their head teacher says.

Mexico 'cartel ties' mayor detained

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:37
The mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, one of Mexico's largest port cities, is arrested on suspicion of having links with a drugs cartel.

Turkey to seek cleric's extradition

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:34
Turkey is to start extradition proceedings against the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.

Too young for the Holocaust?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:27
How young is too young to know?

UK economy grows by 0.8% in quarter

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:26
UK economy grows 0.8% in first quarter of 2014, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth, according to the ONS.

Twisters In 3 States Kill More Than A Dozen People

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:26

About 50 tornadoes were reported in the region in a 24-hour period, according to meteorologists. More severe storms are forecast for the Eastern U.S.

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In pictures: Fatal teacher stabbing

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:24
Community in shock after stabbing of Ann Maguire

Queen and Duke in Pembrokeshire trip

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:19
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit businesses in Pembrokeshire on the first of a two-day trip to Wales.

'Iron Curtain' sanctions rile Russia

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:09
Russia condemns the US for "Iron Curtain"-style sanctions that may damage its hi-tech sector, as the EU adds to its sanctions list over Ukraine.

Landing problem suspends flights

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:01
All flights in and out of East Midlands Airport are suspended after a cargo plane has problems on landing.

VIDEO: Is Ed Miliband likely to make PM?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 03:01
An unscientific test with plastic balls aims to find out if the Labour leader has what it takes to be the next PM.

Why do people take ayahuasca?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 02:58
Why do so many backpackers take ayahuasca in S America?

Which brand is bigger: Oprah or Starbucks?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-29 02:58

Starting Tuesday, you can stroll into Starbucks for a Chai Tea with Oprah’s name on it – Teavana Oprah Chai, to be exact. Oprah Winfrey's product and book endorsements used to send sales through the roof. But will the "Oprah Effect" hold, now that she's teamed up with a corporate giant?

"No," says marketing consultant Jonathan Salem Baskin.

He says it's been a while since Oprah was a TV regular. But he says any sales are a win-win for Oprah, since proceeds help her youth education work.

"The only potential downside exists for Starbucks," he says. "However sincerely they want to help Oprah support her schools, their goal is to sell a boatload of cups of tea."

Brand-building expert Denise Lee Yohn thinks Starbucks, known for its coffee, may have this incentive to use Oprah's name.

"Tea may be perceived as being more exclusive, more upscale," she says. Oprah's known for her taste, but, "she also has very mainstream appeal. So this may be a way for Starbucks to make tea seem more accessible and relevant to the average person."

Service held for stab death teacher

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 02:56
The fatal stabbing of a teacher in her classroom prompts condolence messages from as far afield as Australia as pupils attend a special Mass service.
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