National / International News

VIDEO: First prosecution over avatar 'Sweetie'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:44
A year ago a charity in the Netherlands created a fake profile of a girl called Sweetie to pose in teen chat rooms.

Peers back revenge porn 'offence'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:37
The House of Lords agrees unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.

AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:26
US firm AbbVie announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.

Magnum photographer Rene Burri dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:09
Celebrated Swiss photographer Rene Burri who took pictures of the likes of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso for the Magnum agency dies aged 81.

This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:03

The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it's on pace to be the hottest year on record.

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West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:53
Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.

When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:47

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

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Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:40

One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:32
Apple reports fourth-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 13:12
Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:52

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Remains of hurricane to hit Wales

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:48
Gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to affect most areas of Wales as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in Britain, the Met Office warns.

Man shot in legs in west Belfast

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:46
A man has been shot in both legs in an incident at Bog Meadows in west Belfast on Monday evening.

Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:45

It’s doing better by lots of measurements — but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what Obama is out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better — much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story above, and we might include it in the show.

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:44

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

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Australia page for BBC News website

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:39
How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia

VIDEO: Charge for carrier bags in Scotland

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:22
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.

VIDEO: UK feels the effect of hurricanes

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:17
John Hammond explains how hurricanes can sometimes affect the UK weather.

Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:16

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 12:05
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
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