National / International News

Teenager 'found dead in woods'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:03
A teenage boy was found dead in woods close to his school, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Elderly people left behind in Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:02
The BBC's Fergal Keane visited the front lines around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk to find out what has happened to the people still living in the conflict zone in the east of Ukraine.

PODCAST: A $90 million game of Marco Polo

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:00

More hedge funds have closed down for good this year than at any time since the financial crisis, according to new calculations by Bloomberg News. These are fancy and often expensive investment vehicles for high net worth people and many have struggled not just to beat the market to but even to keep up. More on that. And who says international trade is a dreary subject? Netflix is betting that the life of an Italian mercantile trader will be the next 'House of Cards' or 'Game of Thrones.' The streaming video company has put up a reported $90 million to produce a series about … Marco Polo. Plus, in case you wondered, the MBA isn't the only way to go. The co-founder of the huge social media company Twitter was a graphic designer. Biz Stone is now CEO of an outfit called Jelly. He joined us to talk about how his experience as a graphic designer gives him a unique advantage.

Apple faces digital music trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:54
A class action against Apple dating back to 2006 comes to court and film of late founder Steve Jobs will be used in evidence.

VIDEO: Spending more or less this Christmas?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:51
Shoppers are asked if they are spending more, or less, this festive season as a gauge about the UK economy.

EU court blocks gay asylum tests

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:51
The EU's top court says refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are homosexual should not have to undergo tests to prove it.

VIDEO: Committees on Arms Export Controls

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:49
MPs take evidence for their scrutiny of UK arms exports for 2015.

Wife, Son Of Islamic State Leader Are Detained In Lebanon

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:46

Authorities say they detained the wife and son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi near the border with Syria. The two are being interrogated.

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Taiwan president to quit party post

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:45
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou says he will resign as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, after it suffered a crushing defeat in local elections.

Scots children at risk of obesity

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:43
The Scottish Health Survey shows that although adult levels of obesity have stabilised, almost a third of children are at risk.

Froome to race in Tour de France

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:30
Britain's Chris Froome says he will compete in next year's Tour de France and will try to replicate his 2013 triumph.

The footballer who became a pop star

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:22
Do footballers and music really mix? Meet the winner of Sweden's Pop Idol now set for a top-flight career.

Patient care faces 'serious' impact

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:22
Patient care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary faces a "serious impact" if problems are not "urgently addressed", a report says.

Russia warns of recession in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:16
The Russian government warns the economy will fall into recession next year as Western sanctions over Ukraine and falling oil prices begin to bite.

US moves to end racial profiling

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:15
The US attorney general announces plans to help end racial profiling by police after the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.

Stray snake mistaken for bracelet

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:12
The Scottish SPCA appeals to find the owner of a stray snake which was mistaken for a loom band in Aberdeen.

Poland warns over benefits clampdown

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:12
Poland will not accept David Cameron's proposal to clampdown on EU migrants claiming benefits for four years, its deputy foreign minister says.

Tackling the UK's 'diversity deficit'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:11
The media boss who ignored her careers adviser

VIDEO: Man clings to ice in Iowa river

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:07
A man has had a lucky escape from the Des Moines river in the US state of Iowa, after he was spotted clinging to ice by city workers.

VIDEO: Rio unveils floating Christmas tree

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:03
What is said to be the largest floating Christmas tree in the world has been unveiled in Rio de Janeiro.

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