National / International News

Jobs market 'continues to improve'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 15:15
The labour market in Scotland continued to improve last month as business confidence remained high, according to a new report.

HealthCare.gov Has Improved, But Obamacare Still Faces Problems

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 15:08

The second open enrollment period at HealthCare.gov began Saturday. The website is better than last year's version, but approval of the Affordable Care Act remains low.

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Bird flu case at Yorkshire duck farm

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 15:04
Officials confirm a case of bird flu at a duck farm in Yorkshire, but say the risk to public health and the food chain is low.

Australia, China to sign trade deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 14:51
Australia and China are to sign a free trade agreement that Canberra says will open up markets worth billions of dollars to Australian exporters.

Caterham retain Kobayashi for finale

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 14:49
Caterham announce they will retain Japanese driver Kamui Kobyashi for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Seven charged for terrorism offences

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 14:34
Police investigating "violent dissident republican activity" charge seven men with terrorism offences.

Criminal Law Says Minors Can't Consent — But Some Civil Courts Disagree

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 14:22

No state has an age of consent lower than 16. But in some civil cases, attorneys argue that children can make decisions about whom they have sex with — and, in some courtrooms, those attorneys win.

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VIDEO: Bird flu found at Netherlands farm

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 14:19
A highly contagious strain of bird flu has been discovered at a poultry farm in the Netherlands.

Jihadi 'threat' and economy warning - front pages

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 14:18
Threats by Islamic State to bring terror to the UK and the West dominate Monday's papers, which also feature a warning about the UK economy and winter flooding.

VIDEO: Church to back women bishops law

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:59
The Church of England is to formally adopt legislation which could see its first female bishops ordained next year.

Italy 1-1 Croatia

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:53
Flares and crowd disturbances force stoppages in play during Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia.

Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:18

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.

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In Oman, The Man Who Has Defined The Country Is Now Rarely Seen

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:15

Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.

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For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:11

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Butcher predicts tough Scots test

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 13:06
Former England captain Terry Butcher believes revitalised Scotland will provide a stern test for England at Celtic Park.

Romania PM admits election defeat

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:57
The Romanian PM Victor Ponta concedes victory in presidential election to Sibiu mayor Klaus Iohannis.

VIDEO: New footage shows MH17 crash aftermath

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:47
New footage has emerged purporting to show the immediate aftermath of the MH17 crash in Ukraine in July, which killed all 298 people on board.

In pictures: My toilet

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:44
Global stories to mark World Toilet Day

Bale and Coleman hail Wales spirit

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:40
Gareth Bale and Chris Coleman hail Wales' team spirit after their Euro 2016 qualifying draw against Belgium.

McAvoy wins Bafta film actor award

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 12:31
Hollywood star James McAvoy beats stiff competition to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.

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