National / International News

Taliban 'turn down Afghan posts'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:36
The Taliban have been offered posts in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new government but have turned them down, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Gunmen's car in high speed chase

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:34
One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.

Harbour-plunge car driver flees

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:31
A driver flees after a car crashes off a road and plunges into the sea in Hampshire.

Two arrested as woman dies in crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:30
Two men are arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died in a crash in Newport.

VIDEO: Is Cavendish's Olympic dream over?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:27
British cyclist Mark Cavendish has won almost every title his sport has to offer except an Olympic medal but he has admitted his dreams of winning one are almost certainly over.

VIDEO: Bafta nominations announcement

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:20
Stephen Fry and Sam Clafin announce the Bafta film award nominations.

VIDEO: Lorry blown over on Forth bridge

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 00:16
A lorry is blown over by strong winds on the Forth Road Bridge.

Shots fired in French suspect hunt

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:45
Shots are fired north-east of Paris as police chase a car believed to contain gunmen who massacred staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Private firm pulls out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:36
The company which became the first private firm to manage an NHS hospital says it is looking to "withdraw from its current contract".

Elastic implant 'reverses paralysis'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:31
An elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord can restore the ability to walk in paralysed rats, say scientists.

A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:26

The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell.

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Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:25

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Today he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.

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VIDEO: Should pavement parking be banned?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:24
MPs are due to debate whether to ban vehicles from parking on pavements across England and Wales.

MI5: Most dissident attacks 'foiled'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:24
The head of MI5 says that for every dissident republican attack carried out in Northern Ireland last year, up to four times that amount were prevented.

VIDEO: Jackie Chan's son jailed on drug charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 23:20
Jaycee Chan, the son of action film star Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence.

Is Kashmir headed for direct rule?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 22:56
With no government in sight more than a fortnight after elections in Kashmir, is the region headed for elections?

Taylor's Evans comments 'crass'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 22:46
A Hillsborough expert and families adviser calls comments by Gordon Taylor "crass, insensitive and inappropriate".

Strong wind sparks travel disruption

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 22:41
Strong winds across Wales cause travel disruption on the roads and force some ferries to be cancelled.

Magath has bought stake in Rangers

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 22:39
Former Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath has purchased around a 1% stake in Rangers International Football Club.

New city centre images to 'alarm'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 22:39
New 3D images which interpret how the controversial Marischal Square development in Aberdeen could look will "alarm" the public, it is claimed.

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