National / International News

'Alarming' increase in sham weddings

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:28
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

Arizona halts executions amid review

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:18
Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.

Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:14
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.

Obama urges action over tax scheme

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:03
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

Music fans descend on Wickerman site

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:45
Thousands of music fans head to south west Scotland as the annual Wickerman Festival gets under way.

Exam reform delayed by schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:44
Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.

Giants fall in love with Liverpool

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:38
The enigmatic Frenchman behind Liverpool's 25ft grandmother

Gaza shelter attack 'kills 13'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:24
At least 13 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:20
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:20
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.

Winners and losers from a strong pound

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:12
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Senegal’s cattle rustlers challenged

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:11
Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers

Voices from the death penalty debate

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:05
Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate

VIDEO: Proud Murdoch in tears on podium

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 14:35
Scotland's Ross Murdoch breaks down in tears following his win in the men's 200m breaststroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Renicks sisters claim golden double

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 14:29
Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

Ghana protests over rising prices

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 14:18
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.

Murdoch caps great first day for Scots

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 14:11
Swimmer Ross Murdoch secures gold to cap a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for hosts Scotland.

VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 crash investigation

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 14:01
MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:56

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.

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Following movie stars all the way to the theater

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:54

Keeping with the tech-heavy theme of the broadcast today, there's a report out from Nielsen saying 87 percent of people on Twitter said their decision to see a movie was influenced by the site. 

Plus, 65 percent of people on Twitter say they follow a film-related account. That is, specific movies, theater chains and actors.

I don't get it. I mean...I get it. But I don't get it.



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