National / International News

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 07:35
The politician who used to eat hedgehogs, and other news nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 07:34
The week's big numbers, visualised

Kvitova ends Williams' winning run

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 07:28
Serena Williams loses her first match of 2015 to Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Madrid Open semi-finals.

Obama honours VE Day veterans

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 07:27
President Barack Obama marks the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany with a special address, ahead of a flyover in Washington.

VIDEO: India's new middle class dating game

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 07:25
An increasing number of young Indian professionals are taking love and dating into their own hands.

Gerrard made me better - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 07:14
Chelsea's Jose Mourinho says Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made him a "better manager" ahead of their final meeting.

'Pro-Morsi' footballer assets seized

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:53
The Egyptian authorities seize ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika's assets, amid claims he helped fund banned Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood.

The big business of fruit arrangements

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:46

Tariq Farid is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements, the fresh fruit arrangements company.

Farid was 11 years old when he and his family moved to the United States from Pakistan. As a young boy, Farid worked several different after-school jobs to help his family make ends meet. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked in at the age of 17, when he borrowed $5,000 from his parents and bought a small flower shop in East Haven, Connecticut.

He began his first Edible Arrangements inside his flower shop and says his customers loved them. That’s when he knew he was onto something.

"In 1999, it was Easter — we sold about 28 arrangements and it took us all day to make them because we had no tools, we used to cut everything by hand. But customers would call back and say 'hey, this was a great hit,'" says Farid.  

There are now close to 1,200 Edible Arrangements stores in 14 countries.

Ebola 'lives on in eye of survivor'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:45
The Ebola virus has been detected in the eye of a US doctor who had already recovered from the illness.

Tourist thefts end wind chime event

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:43
Tourist thefts silence China wind chime festival

The Muppets to return for TV series

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:36
A new series of The Muppet Show is commissioned by US TV network ABC, offering a "more adult" take on the characters and filmed in a documentary-style.

Froch stripped of WBA title

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:31
Carl Froch is stripped of the WBA super-middleweight belt due to failing to defend his title for 12 months.

PM's promise to devolve more powers

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:26
David Cameron promises to press ahead with plans to devolve more power to Wales "as fast as I can", after the Conservatives win the general election.

How Cameron's Conservatives won it

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:18
The Conservative focus on warning voters what they stood to lose was key to their unexpected win, says Jonny Dymond.

Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Investigation Of Baltimore Police

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:13

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the investigation after her city was beset by protests and riots. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the investigation will focus on use of force.

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Funeral takes place for Keith Harris

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 06:06
The funeral for Keith Harris, the ventriloquist who became a staple of Saturday night TV in the 1980s, takes place in Blackpool.

Hamilton dominant in Spain practice

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 05:51
Lewis Hamilton is in a league of his own as he sets the fastest time in second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.

UK 'political earthquake' rocks EU

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 05:38
Tough EU negotiations loom after David Cameron's re-election puts an in/out referendum on the agenda, Katya Adler reports.

What The Best College Teachers Do

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 05:34

Ken Bain has been studying teaching and great college teachers for years. He says they need to tailor their lessons and their teaching to individual students.

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Boy smuggled to Spain in suitcase

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 05:27
An eight-year-old Ivorian boy has been smuggled into Spain from Morocco inside a suitcase, Spanish police say.