National / International News

Nigeria target 2015 Nations Cup spot

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 04:19
Reigning champions Nigeria are desperate to emerge from Wednesday's last 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers with one of the six remaining finals spots.

New Romania foreign minister resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 04:12
Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu steps down a week after his predecessor, over an election in which expatriates struggled to vote.

Europe signs on to Orion venture

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 04:08
The European Space Agency and Airbus sign a contract that will see the aerospace giant build the "back end" of America's new manned spaceship.

Manchester United sees revenues fall

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 04:01
Manchester United sees its revenue fall by 9.9% to £88.7m for the three months to the end of September.

Obama Orders Review Of U.S. Hostage Policy

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-18 04:00

The administration revealed the review just after the Islamic State took responsibility for killing a third American citizen. It is not clear whether the U.S. will reconsider its no-ransom policy.

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Belfast woman in £12.9m lottery win

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:52
A 65-year-old furniture store worker from Belfast has won almost £13m in the Euromillions jackpot.

Uber steps into row with journalists

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:52
Off-the-cuff remarks about digging dirt on journalists who write negative things about Uber have not gone down well with the press.

Police 'failed child rape victim'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:41
A five-year-old rape victim who wrote to officers telling them they had let her down was failed by Essex Police, the force's police and crime commissioner says.

VIDEO: One Direction sing about U

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:39
One Direction made an appearance on the classic children's TV showwith a song all about the letter U.

Band Aid 30 sells 200,000 copies

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:38
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? has already sold more than 200,000 copies.

What does it mean to be stateless?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:29
What does it mean to be stateless?

Don't have nightmares - crime is down

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:19
Recorded crime is an unsatisfactory measure of crime trends - and improving recording practices will not change this.

'Holyman' abuser jailed for 13 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:12
A man said to be a "healer and holyman" has been sentenced to 13 years for the rape and abuse of a 12-year-old girl .

Topless sunbather pictured by drone

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:10
An Australian estate agent used pictures taken by a drone to market a property which included revealing images of a neighbour.

Wolff fears Hamilton car failure

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:00
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says it would be a "nightmare" if Lewis Hamilton's car failed in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

PODCAST: Taxing marijuana

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-11-18 03:00

The people with their PhD's in economics were thinking wholesale prices would fall for October. How could they not with oil prices dropping and dropping? What happened instead today, an uptick in the producer price index. More on that. Plus, when choosing iPhone versus Android, you might see Apple and Samsung as rivals. But a deal is reportedly in the works for Samsung to once again supply most of the microchips inside Apple phones and tablets. And there's news that some cities in Oregon are looking at legal options to see if they can tax marijuana sales once recreational use becomes legal next summer. The ballot measure voters approved the other week says only the state can tax pot. 

Gay bull saved by Simpsons creator

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 02:59
Simpsons cartoon creator helps save gay Benjy from the abattoir

Day in pictures: 18 November 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 02:57
24 hours of news images: 18 November

VIDEO: Highlights of Alex Salmond's career

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 02:54
On the day he steps down as First Minister, BBC archives re-trace Alex Salmond's career in UK and Scottish politics.

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