Chrome: If you wake in the morning and tune in the news as you start the day, the BBC News Alarm web app for Chrome lets you wake up and listen to the headlines from the BBC World Service, downloaded while you sleep.
Granted, the BBC News Alarm only works if you have your computer on overnight, speakers turned up, and computer somewhere you'll hear it from bed. If you meet those criteria, just set your wake-up time in the big red window, and go to sleep. Since it's a Chrome web app, you have to leave the tab up and Chrome running overnight.
When it's time to wake up, the BBC Global News podcast will start playing, including headlines and major news stories from around the world. Even though the app is intended as an alarm clock, you can just as easily use it as a timer and set it to go off when it's time to take a break. It's not as customisable as more complicated solutions or ways to wake up to your favourite podcast, but if you want something simple and enjoy BBC News, it's worth a look.
BBC News Alarm [Chrome Web Store]