National / International News

Hughes injury 'incredibly rare'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 01:01
The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare".

VIDEO: Crayon craze: Can adults colour in?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 01:00
Adult colouring-in books are outselling cookery books in France. But will it catch on in the UK too?

Man drives car at school pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:57
Police say an incident where a car mounted the pavement and was driven towards seven secondary school pupils could have ended in "catastrophe".

What Scotland deal would mean for UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:48
A report saying Scotland should set its own income tax rates will bring demands for change across the UK, says James Landale.

England pick Twelvetrees at centre

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:45
Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees will start for England against Australia on Saturday as Owen Farrell moves to the bench.

Net migration rises to 260,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:44
Net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June - up from 182,000 on previous year, official figures show.

3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:42

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.

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Scotland 'should set own income tax'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:40
Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.

VIDEO: Passengers rally to push 'frozen' plane

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:35
Passengers due to take a flight in Siberia had to get out and push the aircraft after its brake pads froze solid.

Crude oil prices down as Opec meets

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:32
Crude oil prices slip to a four-year low as Opec nations meet in Vienna to discuss production levels.

Young Sports Personality list named

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:31
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.

Story anthology wins first book award

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:29
Irish author Colin Barrett wins the Guardian First Book Award for his debut collection of short stories, Young Skins.

Teacher who banned banter leaves job

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:24
A teacher who banned the word banter in classes leaves his job after saying "speaking up" came with a "hefty cost".

Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:16
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.

BBC: 'More cuts will affect shows'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:15
The BBC says it has saved more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures, but warns further cuts will affect the quality of programmes.

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:51

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.

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School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:50

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?

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Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:49

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

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Man arrested over McConville murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:37
The well known republican Bobby Storey has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder and abduction of Jean McConville in 1972.

Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:14
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.