National / International News

Six Things I Saw In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 16:05

NPR's Ari Shapiro went to Kiev this month planning to report several feature stories on the Ukrainian revolution. Instead, he found himself documenting a country edging toward civil war.

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Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 16:02
An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world.

Should the UK have more bank holidays?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:57
Does the UK have enough bank holidays, asks Anthony Reuben.

Rare airing for Heller's Catch-22 staging

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:37
The 'forgotten' script for Catch-22 gets its UK premiere

Skin cancer rates 'soar' since 1970s

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:25
The advent of the package holiday and the fashion for tans has seen skin cancer rates soar in Scotland since the 1970s, according to a charity.

Netflix battles for big budget TV

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:23
The battle for exclusive online TV shows

Jobs market still growing, says bank

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:19
The job market continued to grow last month, although at a slower rate than the previous month, according to the Bank of Scotland.

The man who helps Somali firms grow

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:18
The expat investor helping businesses to grow in Somalia

Where Wall Street met Silicon Valley

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:12
Two cultures collide at the online retail giant

Businesses celebrate Queen's Awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:07
Jaguar Land Rover is among a list of more than 100 winners of Queen's Awards for their success in international trade.

Invented tradition and the religion of the ancients

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:06
A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:05
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

VIDEO: Boston runners recall marathon attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 15:00
Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again.

Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 14:18
Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.

Carter sees off debutant Xiao

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 14:09
Ali Carter beats Xiao Guodong to reach the second round of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:33
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.

Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:07

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

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Finland air crash kills skydivers

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:04
Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland.

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:00

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

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In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 13:00

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.

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