National / International News

Universal postal service 'at risk'

BBC - 18 hours 36 min ago
Royal Mail boss Moya Greene tells MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service".

Concerns raised over anti-terror bill

BBC - 18 hours 55 min ago
Powers to exclude some British fighters returning from Syria and Iraq was an "announcement waiting for a policy", the independent reviewer of terrorism says.

Vitamin D warning from NICE

BBC - 18 hours 56 min ago
More people should be given vitamin D tablets to counter a hidden epidemic of deficiency, a report says.

VIDEO: What does Ukraine's future hold?

BBC - 18 hours 59 min ago
One year since popular protests began in Ukraine, a new government prepares to take office, amid calls for reform.

Caerphilly ranked as 'most deprived'

BBC - 18 hours 59 min ago
An area of Caerphilly becomes the most deprived community in Wales, official figures show.

Shakespeare Folio found in France

BBC - 19 hours 12 min ago
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

NPR News - 19 hours 15 min ago

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.

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Police probe death at hospital

BBC - 19 hours 15 min ago
Dyfed-Powys Police launch an investigation into the death of a patient at a Pembrokeshire hospital.

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

NPR News - 19 hours 15 min ago

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and akutaq, or Eskimo ice cream – salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

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Stop eating cats says Swiss campaign

BBC - 19 hours 25 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of Swiss people secretly eat cat or dog say activists, who want it to be made illegal.

Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

NPR News - 20 hours 10 min ago

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.

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Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

NPR News - 20 hours 12 min ago

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.

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Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

NPR News - 20 hours 13 min ago

Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.

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Thanksgiving Recipes From 'Morning Edition' Listeners

NPR News - 20 hours 14 min ago

'Morning Edition' listeners submitted their favorite — and, often, simplest — holiday recipes, via Twitter. We've compiled some of our favorites.

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VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?

BBC - 20 hours 28 min ago
In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:45
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.

Juncker reveals giant EU investment

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:14
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is giving details of a €300bn (£238bn;$374bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

Blair charity award faces criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:05
A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.

Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:01
Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:37
Sneijder unsettled at Galatasaray, Cech set to wait for move, Herrera and Evans edge close to fitness, Hull keen on Lennon, plus more.