National / International News

SpaceX capsule docks with ISS

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:28
The privately built Dragon capsule has docked with the International Space Station carrying a much needed cargo of supplies.

Cheer or boo for low inflation?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:22
If official inflation falls below 1% tomorrow, which seems more-or-less certain, would that matter?

New terror data laws needed, says PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:21
David Cameron says the law must be changed to stop suspected terrorists from using "safe spaces" to communicate with each other.

VIDEO: Security high at French Jewish school

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:05
The BBC's Chris Bockman says security is tight at a Jewish school in Toulouse which was the scene of a fatal attack in 2012 by French Islamist Mohammed Merah.

Snow warning after strong winds

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:05
A yellow "be aware" warning for snow, hail and ice is issued for much of Wales for Tuesday as strong winds caused power and travel disruption on Monday.

Microsoft hits out at Google team

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:59
Google has been criticised by Microsoft after the search giant publicised a security flaw in Windows - which some said put users at risk.

Google doodle honours Kenyan pupil

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:39
Google creates a doodle to honour a Kenyan who holds the world record for being the oldest person to have enrolled in primary school.

Theme park fined 150k for girl's fall

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:36
Chessington World of Adventures is fined £150,000 for safety breaches after a four-year-old girl suffered head injuries in a 14ft (4.2m) fall.

Italian director Francesco Rosi dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:32
Director Francesco Rosi, one of Italy's most acclaimed and influential film-makers from the 1950s to the '90s, dies at the age of 92.

German call to halt Pegida marches

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:30
Senior German politicians call for a halt to so-called anti-Islamisation rallies after the murders of 17 people in Paris by Islamist militants.

Meet The Classroom Of The Future

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:28

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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Sean Quinn released from bankruptcy

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:25
The former billionaire businessman Sean Quinn to be discharged from bankruptcy on Friday.

Driving licence flag choice rejected

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:14
Calls to offer motorists the option of a Welsh flag on their driving licences are rejected by the UK government on grounds of cost.

Children's home boss jailed for abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:12
The head of a children's home in Oxfordshire who sexually abused vulnerable children is jailed.

VIDEO: New video shows French siege police

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:09
New footage has been released of French forces at the scene of the two siege sites on Friday, as authorities announce extra security at 'sensitive areas'.

Experts pledge to control AI work

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:07
Scientists including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk sign a letter pledging to ensure artificial intelligence research benefits mankind.

Afghan unity government announced

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:04
An Afghan government of unity is announced after months of negotiations between new President Ashraf Ghani and defeated rival Abdullah Abdullah.

Kerry Announces Paris Trip, Brushes Off Criticism On Missing March

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:01

The Obama administration was criticized for not sending a high-ranking official to a unity rally in Paris. The British, German, Israeli and Palestinian leaders were all at the march.

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PODCAST: Golf greens go green

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:00

First up, we have a preview of the North American International Auto Show. Plus, the first-ever college football playoff championship game is played Monday under the most generic name possible: the College Football Playoff Championship Game. We look at the marketing strategy behind the non-name. And since the recession, hundreds golf courses have been closed in the U.S.—but what happens to all that green? Turns some golf courses are going even greener— in some cases they're getting turned into wetlands by conversation groups.

TV Wins At Golden Globes Hint At A TV Revolution

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:00

Transparent, a show about a man coming out as transgender, won two Golden Globes — the first wins for original programming by Amazon.

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