National / International News

North Sea workers to vote on action

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 04:40
North Sea workers are to vote on industrial action over jobs, pay and shifts, as operators seek to reduce costs.

VIDEO: Animation reveals changing Nigeria

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 04:33
An animation looks at how much Nigeria has changed since the end of military rule in 1999.

VIDEO: Room with a tree for £100 a week

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 04:33
A bedroom in London with a tree running through the wall and into the room was found to be rented out for £100 a week.

Day in pictures: 27 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 04:31
Images from around the world: 27 March

Officer axed over 'sexual behaviour'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 04:25
A Gwent Police sergeant is dismissed for 'inappropriate sexual behaviour' towards women held in custody and female colleagues.

Renault considers quitting Formula 1

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 04:06
Renault is considering whether to buy a team and become a constructor again or pull out of F1 altogether.

Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:59

The Democratic leader in the Senate announced his decision in a video. "My friend Sen. [Mitch] McConnell, don't be too elated," he said. "I'm going to be here for 22 months."

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Priest jailed for child abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:53
Catholic priest Anthony McSweeney, 68, jailed for assaulting boy at children's home in west London between 1979-1981

Alps crash co-pilot 'hid illness'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:53
German prosecutors say Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid details of an existing illness from his employers.

Royals visit Stephen Lawrence Centre

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:52
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the Stephen Lawrence Centre in south London.

Hamilton left 'heavily compromised'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:50
Lewis Hamilton says his preparations for the Malaysian Grand Prix have been "heavily compromised" by reliability problems.

Severe weather warning for Scotland

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:46
The Met Office is warning of gales affecting most of mainland Scotland during the day on Saturday.

WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:38

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

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Man who ran over step sister jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:37
A man from Caerphilly who ran over and killed his step sister while racing his fathers car is sentenced to seven years in prison.

Boko Haram HQ in Nigeria 'retaken'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:32
The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

'Gay cake' order taken to avoid row

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:28
The woman who took the order for the 'gay cake' tells a court she initially accepted it to avoid a "confrontation" in the bakery.

Flight chaos from Amsterdam power cut

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:19
Flights are diverted from Schipol airport after a major power cut hits Amsterdam and surrounding areas in the northwest of the Netherlands.

Oscars producers not back next year

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:14
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have produced the last three Academy Awards, will not be returning for next year's Oscars.

Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:03

A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.

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PODCAST: Are you going to eat that?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-27 03:00

The loved ones of people lost on that Germanwings flight in France this week, along with every thing else, will be confronted with issues of financial liability. With authorities pointing to a deliberate act by a member of the crew, the company's liability could rise. More on that. Plus, the European Union is looking at whether e-commerce sites across its 28 countries are putting up illegal barriers to cross border purchases.  The investigation, which will last more than a year - will look at online retailers including the big ones... like Amazon, which accounts for a large chunk of Europe's online commerce. And there's a fancy New York restaurant where you can eat garbage. Really good tasting garbage. The menu consists of items made either entirely or in part from food waste, an effort to interrupt the supply chain, find value and make a point about what we throw away.