National / International News

School minibus crash probe continues

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:50
Police continue their investigation into the cause of a fatal minibus crash at a school in Bridgend county.

Business water bills to reduce

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:33
A majority of business customers are to see a reduction in their water bills, after the Utility Regulator sets revenues for Northern Ireland Water for the years ahead.

MLAs should hire staff 'on merit'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:16
MLAs at Stormont should employ staff on the "basis of merit", according to the independent body which sets their pay and expenses.

LTA to cut funding to aspiring stars

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 21:01
Funding for up-and-coming British tennis players will be severely cut in a bid to develop more top-100 players.

Google to shut Spanish news service

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 20:32
Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

Suicide bomber kills Afghan soldiers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 20:11
At least six Afghan soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, police and officials say.

Law targets online child abusers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 19:37
A new offence is to be created to stop paedophiles soliciting explicit photos from children via mobile phones or the internet, the prime minister says.

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.