National / International News

Computer glitch hits Scots flights

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:32
Flights to and from Scottish airports are hit by a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.

Labour reveals 'English laws' plans

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:21
Labour proposes what it calls a "sensible" solution to the question of MPs voting on matters that only affect England.

Premier League opens TV rights sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:21
The Premier League has opened bidding for the next tranche of television rights, for live games and highlights, for three seasons from 2016.

Week in pictures: 6-12 December 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:05
News photos from around the world

Pensioner bonds to pay 2.8% and 4%

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:55
New pensioner bonds are to carry market-leading interest rates, the government announces, with the products due to be launched in January.

VIDEO: 'Cat burglar' caught in the act

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:49
A cat from Vladivostok sneaked into a display of fish at a shop in Vladivostok International Airport.

Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:46

The southern sea pup, now known as Luna, was found on a beach in California in October and later transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.

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'Computer Failure' Restricts Airspace Over London

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:42

The UK's National Air Traffic Control Center experienced a mid-afternoon power failure that has grounded most of the air traffic over London.

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IT failure closes London airspace

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:41
All London airspace has been closed until 19:00 GMT after a computer failure, European flight safety body Eurocontrol says.

SeaWorld CEO Steps Down, Amid Controversy, Drop In Attendance

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:30

SeaWorld has be under fire for years, over its treatment of Orcas. A critical documentary suggested the treatment led to the death of a trainer in 2010.

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Poo And You: A Journey Into The Guts Of A Microbiome

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:24

Quick and inexpensive genetic sequencing is offering a glimpse of the microbes inhabiting our bodies. One woman volunteered to have her microbes catalogued. Her mom, husband and dog did, too.

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VIDEO: Time capsule from 1795 recovered

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 06:12
A time capsule dating back 200 years to 1795 has been recovered from the granite cornerstone of the statehouse in Massachusetts.

Fifa set to face new finance checks

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:47
Swiss politicians pass a law that aims to strengthen the oversight of some 60 sports bodies based there, including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee.

Picture power: Royal tour

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:37
Press Association photographer Jonathan Brady explains the story behind his photographs of the US royal tour.

VIDEO: Living in a shipping container

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:36
A new housing development has been built in Johannesburg, South Africa, using shipping containers and disused grain silos.

No signings in January - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:31
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says the Premier League leaders will not make any new signings in the January transfer window.

Ex-NoW journalist admits hacking

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:29
Ex-News of the World features editor Jules Stenson admits phone hacking, at an Old Bailey hearing

Climate Sticking Point: Who Cuts And By How Much?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:27

With the talks in their final day, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to a agree on the central issue of emissions targets.

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VIDEO: Burnham: Worst week on record in A&E

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:25
The NHS in England has suffered its "worst week on record in A&E" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.

More grades changed after challenges

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 05:14
There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.