National / International News

AUDIO: Are text messages dying out?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:51
Text messaging could soon be replaced by instant messaging, a report suggests.

WW1 soldier diaries published online

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:37
Diaries from British soldiers describing life on the frontline during World War One are being published online by the National Archives.

Pope's Harley Goes Up For Auction To Help Rome Soup Kitchen

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:36

The pontiff was given two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in June, one of which will be sold in Paris to raise money for Charitas Roma.

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Loans sale 'no change to students'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:28
Universities Minister David Willetts gives the clearest signal so far of how student loans from higher fees would be sold to the private sector.

Lions 'facing extinction in West Africa'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:25
There has been a catastrophic collapse in the number of lions in West Africa, with only around 400 left in the region, a new survey suggests.

UK leaving ECHR 'would be disaster'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:21
The president of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) warns it would be a "political disaster" for the UK to quit the human rights convention.

20 Million DirecTV Customers Just Lost The Weather Channel

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:05

A dispute over how much the weather network can charge couldn't be resolved before a Monday deadline. The two sides are still talking, but they're also pointing fingers at each other. Their stormy relationship has gotten worse.

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Federal court rules against FCC net neutrality rules

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:54

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Washington struck down the Federal Communications Commission's open internet rules. The FCC had wanted to make internet providers treat all web traffic the same -- a concept known as net neutrality.

The ruling means internet service providers will be allowed to grant quicker access to websites willing to pay for the special treatment. For instance, if websites like Netflix will pay more, providers like Verizon will serve up their content faster.  

Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 

Rolf Harris arrives at court hearing

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:54
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris arrives at a central London court to enter pleas to charges of indecent assault and making indecent images of a child.

Where next for the 'new' Google?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:48
Where will the internet giant's expansion end?

Groups pledge $400m in Syria aid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:40
Charitable groups meeting in Kuwait pledge $400m (£243m) to help alleviate the plight of Syrians affected by the country's bitter civil war.

Video shows elephant flipping car

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:30
Footage emerges of a car being repeatedly flipped over by an elephant in South Africa while a British couple were inside.

Hundreds Fleeing South Sudan's Fighting Drown In Nile River

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:21

At least 200 refugees, mostly women and children, have died in the ferry accident near the northern city of Malakal.

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Messi and the hazards of a red suit

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:17
The hazards of wearing a bright crimson suit

VIDEO: 'Political disaster' if UK leaves ECHR

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:15
President of the European Court of Human Rights, Judge Dean Spielmann tells HARDtalk it would 'disastrous for everyone' if Britain leaves the ECHR.

Failed IT scheme costs Army £6.7m

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:11
The Army has had to write-off £6.7m on a failed online recruitment system, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs.

Wales include injury worry Jenkins

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:09
Wales coach Warren Gatland includes Gethin Jenkins in his 32-man squad for the 2014 Six Nations despite the prop's injury concerns.

VIDEO: MP paintings 'money well spent'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:03
Spending thousands of pounds on artwork featuring MPs who have made a "valuable contribution" is defended by the committee chairman responsible for commissioning them.

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