National / International News

Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:49

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas.

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Sainsbury's mothballs shop plans

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:43
Sainsbury's reins back plans for new stores, and reports a half-year fall in like-for-like sales of 2.1%.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:34
Fabian Delph could join Tottenham, Juan Mata set for Manchester United exit, West Ham youngster gets a Lionel Messi selfie, plus more.

Under the sea: Holyhead to Dublin

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:27
A new underwater rail system between Holyhead and Dublin - similar to the Channel Tunnel - is being called for by a leading transport think tank.

US civil rights lawyer Doar dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:25
John Doar, a civil rights lawyer who played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation in the US, dies in Manhattan aged 92.

Banks fined £2bn over forex failings

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:54
Five banks, including RBS and HSBC, have been collectively fined £2bn by UK and US regulators for failing to control business practices in foreign exchange trading.

NHS attacks 'unfair,' doctor says

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:53
Recent criticism of Wales' NHS is "abhorrent" and "politically motivated," the vice president of the Royal College of Physicians in Wales says.

Police killer Harry Roberts released

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:52
Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is released from prison, 48 years after murdering three unarmed officers in west London.

Patients recalled over virus risk

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:46
Some 22,000 patients of a Nottinghamshire dentist are to be recalled for tests to see if they have been infected with blood-borne viruses.

Who gains most in bigger Euro 2016?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:41
Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have increased hope of Euro 2016 qualification, but what does it mean for everyone else?

Rise in child autism diagnosis in NI

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:24
About 1,300 children in Northern Ireland are waiting to be assessed to find out if they have autism, the BBC has learned.

Protest over sterilisation deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:12
India's opposition Congress party calls a general strike in Chhattisgarh where 13 women died after sterilisation surgery at a state-run camp.

Japan man burns to death in protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:08
A Japanese man has burned himself to death in Tokyo in an apparent protest against a recent shift in military policy.

NHS 'jeopardised' Ashya King's care

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:57
A group of respected doctors tell the NHS the decision to fund Ashya King's proton beam therapy could cause "actual harm".

China Agrees To Greenhouse Gas Cap; U.S. Will Accelerate Cuts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:25

The unexpected breakthrough by the world's two largest polluters reflected both nations' desire to display a united front, and could inspire other reluctant developing countries to follow suit.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:03

The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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Club patron resigns over Ched Evans

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:59
Television presenter Charlie Webster resigns as a patron of Sheffield United after the football club allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to return to training.

Wave flood maps 'underestimate risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:50
The Environment Agency is reviewing the flood risk around the English coastline from high waves.

John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:50

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination.

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WW1 pilot the 'luckiest man alive'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:21
The WW1 airman who fell out of his plane - and back in again