National / International News

Tribute concert for murdered teacher

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 19:26
A concert in memory of Ann Maguire, the school teacher who was fatally stabbed in her classroom, is to be held later.

PCCs to take over police complaints

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 18:11
Police forces in England and Wales could be stripped of their power to deal with complaints made against officers under new plans from the home secretary.

US House backs Venezuela sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 18:04
The United States House of Representatives passes a bill that will impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials who violate protesters' rights.

Water woes in Lima: A glimpse of our future?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:20
Would you pay 10% of your income for a daily barrel of water to cook, clean and drink?

A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:20

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

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Is IS on an inevitable path to destruction?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:18
We must fully understand the IS phenomenon before we can begin to tackle it successfully, says Mark Mardell.

Should we use reindeer at Christmas?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:10
Is Christmas cruel to reindeer involved in displays?

Music video fuels natural hair debate online

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:10
Comedian sparks 'natural' look debate online

Meet Afghanistan's 'Bruce Lee'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:05
Bruce Lee lookalike finds internet fame

Mental health job scheme 'damaging'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:56
Unemployed people with mental health problems should be moved from welfare-to-work schemes to specialist programmes, according to the charity Mind.

Warning over new tax body delays

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:55
Scotland's new tax collection agency is criticised by auditors over delays in recruiting staff and developing computer systems.

'No co-operation' with trams inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:52
The man leading the public inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco tells BBC Scotland key figures refused "point blank" to co-operate.

VIDEO: Will Japan vote for more Abenomics?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:37
Japanese voters go to the polls this weekend, where they are widely expected to re-elect current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Investec sorry for 'I can't breathe'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:33
South African bank Investec apologises after the headline "I can't breathe" on a research note causes an uproar on social media.

Asian shares fall on oil price slump

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:32
Asian shares fall again Thursday as falling oil prices continued to fuel global growth fears.

HK police set to clear protest site

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:29
Police in Hong Kong prepare to move in on student protesters who have blocked roads in the city centre for more than two months.

VIDEO: Touring Liverpool's first '£1 home'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:25
Liverpool's first "£1 home" has been fully refurbished by its new owners in time for Christmas.

McNulty: Can English trio challenge Euro elite?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:00
Can Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal challenge in Champions League?

Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:57

For the first time in at least 20 years, significantly more Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than to control gun ownership, according to a Pew survey.

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Senate report sheds light on Washington

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:46
What the US Senate's CIA report reveals about Washington