National / International News

VIDEO: 'A sense of how secluded the area is'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:19
The BBC's Clive Myrie is close to the site where a Germanwings plane crashed on Tuesday, which he describes as 'secluded and remote'.

Holiday ban hits poor, says union

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:16
Strict new rules on taking pupils out of school in term time risk making family holidays a middle-class preserve, a teachers' union has warned.

How low can interest rates go?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 04:00
Why has the Bank of England changed its mind on how low interest rates can go?

Radiohead album preserved by Congress

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:59
Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer is one of 25 recordings to be preserved by the US Library of Congress.

VIDEO: Thousands queue for Lee Kuan Yew

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:43
Singaporeans queue for up to eight hours to view the body of Lee Kuan Yew, which lies in state in the city's Parliament House.

The car claiming to be 'teen proof'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:43
The new Chevrolet lets nervous parents spy on their children's driving in real-time.

Pietersen completes Surrey deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:41
Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.

Loans and overdrafts 'more popular'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:40
Borrowers are becoming more confident in taking out personal loans and overdrafts, according to the High Street banks.

Ukraine arrests at cabinet meeting

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:37
Two senior Ukrainian officials are arrested during a televised cabinet meeting, as part of an anti-corruption crackdown.

Heinz, Kraft Announce Merger

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:33

The deal would create the world's fifth-biggest food and beverage company. It would bring together under one corporate roof iconic brands such as Heinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer and Philadelphia.

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No shame over suicide bid - Carlisle

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:25
Former Burnley and QPR defender Clarke Carlisle says he feels "no shame" about his recent suicide attempt.

VIDEO: Remember these PMQs highlights?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:22
As MPs get ready for the final PMQs of the current Parliament, BBC archives recall highlights of the last five years.

House sparrow rule roost in Scotland

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:20
House sparrows are the most commonly spotted bird in gardens in Scotland, according to an RSPB survey.

Super Slick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:03

A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?

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PODCAST: What do you do with a liberal arts education?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-03-25 03:00

Kraft and Heinz announced today they are merging. It's a $40 billion plus deal that unites some of the biggest names in processed foods. There's even a Brazilian angle here. More on that. And a hedge fund called American General has increased its bid for what remains of bankrupt Radio Shack, up $20 million to $165 million according to Reuters. We talk about how the store seemed to have become less about electronics and more about bugging you to buy batteries and extended warranties. And It is the season for colleges and universities to announce what they're charging for the coming academic year. In the face of this, students and parents around the country want to know that all this money will lead to a job sometime. This is the argument to make higher ed more vocational, and tailor the courses to jobs. But where does this leave liberal arts education? 

Black Box From German Crash Damaged, But Could Still Hold Clues

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 02:57

France's energy minister says the key to the inquiry is what happened in the two-minute span that began at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The crash of the Germanwings plane killed all 150 people on board.

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VIDEO: Moment Tunisia attack started

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 02:55
A tourist who was in the Bardo museum in Tunis when gunmen opened fire captured the panic on video.

Liverpool Ladies v Sunderland Ladies

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 02:54
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Women's Super League One game between Liverpool Ladies and Sunderland Ladies.

In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 02:40
A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps

Kraft Foods to merge with Heinz

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 02:38
US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group, creating the third-largest food company in the US.