National / International News

Alan Rusbridger, Editor Of 'Guardian,' To Step Down

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:39

He is best known in the U.S. for shepherding the newspaper through its coverage of Edward Snowden's leaks of classified material. He will become the chair of the trust that runs the Guardian.

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The NFL's Owners Approve New Off-Field Conduct Policy

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:31

The changes include a "baseline" suspension of six games without pay for a first violation in domestic abuse and sexual assault cases.

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VIDEO: Rollercoaster built through house

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:21
In a novel marketing ploy, a Dutch bank has built a rollercoaster through a house that is up for sale.

Afghanistan decries CIA 'violations'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:15
New Afghan President Asraf Ghani adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a US Senate report.

Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:05
Data from the Rosetta probe suggests that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.

Petrol drops below £1.20 a litre

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:03
The average price of UK petrol drops below £1.20 a litre, its lowest level since December 2010, according to government figures.

Greenpeace apologises for Nazca stunt

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:55
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" it has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:51

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

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Northern Rock borrowers win loan case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:43
Some 43,000 borrowers are set to get compensation after a High Court ruling over the wording of documents sent out by former bank Northern Rock.

NHS 'in trouble' without migrants

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:36
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.

Why interrogators prefer the soft approach

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:31
Trained interrogators believe the best intelligence comes from a friendly, logical approach, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports.

Boy dies after crash at school

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:30
A teenage boy dies and another is injured after a crash at Maesteg Comprehensive School.

More abuse allegations against Teret

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:30
Four more women contact officers claiming they were sexually abused by Ray Teret, police say.

Police death threat 'not credible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:29
A threat to snatch and murder a serving West Midlands officer was "not terrorist related or a credible kidnap threat", police say.

Tony Blair summoned to MPs' inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:16
Tony Blair is summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry to be questioned about how his government dealt with paramilitary suspects.

Mugabe appoints powerful deputy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:09
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appoints the powerful Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, making the former justice minister the favourite to succeed him.

Humpback whales return to New York

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:56
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.

Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:49

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

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Income tax lockstep to be dropped

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:48
Flexibility over income tax rates will help make the Welsh government more accountable to the people, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says, confirming that the 'lockstep' will be dropped.

Mother of dead schoolboy charged

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:36
The mother of a five-year-old boy found dead in Alva is charged with murder and detained under mental health legislation.