National / International News

In pictures: US big freeze spreads

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 04:13
Coldest temperatures in decades in parts of US

Antarctic ships escape from ice trap

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 04:10
Two ships - a Russian research vessel and a Chinese icebreaker- break free from Antarctic pack ice after being stuck for days.

VIDEO: Grillos wish Nigella 'all the best'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 04:04
Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants have said they may have won their legal battle but the celebrity chef has won the hearts of the British public.

Schumacher's wife in privacy appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 04:04
The wife of injured ex-Formula 1 star Michael Schumacher appeals for privacy and for reporters to leave the French clinic where he is being treated.

US speeds up Iraq military support

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 04:01
The US says it is accelerating the supply of military hardware to Iraq as Baghdad prepares to recapture the city of Fallujah from al-Qaeda linked militants.

VIDEO: Lady Mary toughens up in new role

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 04:01
Michelle Dockery swapped the English countryside for the city streets in a new Funny or Die sketch.

London's Cheeky Skyscrapers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:57

London's most modern skyscrapers have their formal names. But they are also given irreverent nicknames like "The Cheese Grater" and "The Prawn."

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VIDEO: Surfers flock to ride the 'black swell'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:56
The series of low pressure systems in the Atlantic that have caused storms in the UK, have led to big waves off the coast of Ireland.

Florida State Wins A Thriller To Take College Championship

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:45

A wild final 4 1/2 minutes was capped by Florida State's winning touchdown that came with just 13 seconds left in the game. So the much-debated Bowl Championship Series system ends with a great game.

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Carroll close to West Ham return

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:42
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the club's record £15m signing Andy Carroll is near to a first-team return.

MPs fear environment budget cuts

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:36
Substantial cuts to the government's environment department budget will hamper its ability to cope with emergencies such as flooding, MPs warn.

Man jailed for brutal wife murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:12
A man is jailed for life for brutally murdering his wife in a frenzied knife attack in Glasgow.

Labour wants fixed odds betting vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:07
Labour is to force a vote in Parliament on its plans to give councils the power to ban high-stakes roulette machines from bookmakers' shops.

VIDEO: Guide dog presses crossing buttons

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:00
A guide dog not only uses his eyes and ears to help his owner, he uses his paws and nose as well.

Suspended term for Old Bailey bomber

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:00
Old Bailey bomber Marian McGlinchey, who admitted providing a mobile phone linked to a Real IRA attack in which two soldiers were murdered, has been given a suspended sentence.

Raped girl's family meets president

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:59
The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta meet the president to seek his help in their fight for justice.

China lifts ban on games consoles

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:59
The Chinese government will allow games consoles to be made and sold in China, opening up a potentially huge market.

Shrubsole shines in warm-up draw

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:51
Anya Shrubsole takes three wickets as England women draw their Ashes warm-up match against Australia A in Perth.

Eurozone's inflation rate falls

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:48
Inflation across the eurozone slowed to 0.8% last month, latest official figures show.

Dutch call for new EU policy on Cuba

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:39
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans urges a new European Union policy towards Cuba during a visit to the Communist-run island.

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