National / International News

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:30
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

VIDEO: The book shop on a boat

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:27
The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system

How 420 became code for marijuana

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:22
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.

What makes Jerusalem so holy?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:18
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?

VIDEO: 'He really was a one-off'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:11
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, in paying tribute author Ian McEwan described him as a 'one-off'.

Weather blights S Korea ferry search

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:09
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

Selling globally is child's play

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:09
The technologies making e-commerce easier for small firms

Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:06
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US

Celebrating Easter in Spring

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:06
Australia's Bishop Kay at Westminster Abbey for Easter

VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:05
Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.

Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:04
Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.

Sci-fi fans to descend on Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:01
Hundreds of science fiction fans from around the world are expected to descend on Glasgow this weekend for a major sci-fi convention.

Bullied children still suffer at 50

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:01
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

'There's a secret language only us drivers know'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:00
In his regular BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton talks about his thrilling Bahrain battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg

Obama: Healthcare law 'is working'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:54
President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers.

VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:42
The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".

Channel Tunnel train delay 'chaos'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:33
Hundreds of Channel Tunnel rail passengers heading off for the Easter weekend face train cancellations and major delays after technical problems led to a backlog in services.

Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:31

A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.

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VIDEO: 'We want to be part of Russia'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:24
The BBC's Natalia Antelava visits a camp site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 14:21

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.

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