National / International News

Google moves engineers out of Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:29
The tech giant says it "remains committed" to Russia but has confirmed that it will be removing its engineering office staff.

AK-47 pose magistrate 'dismissed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:25
A city councillor who posted a picture of himself holding an AK-47 rifle on Twitter is dismissed from his role as a magistrate.

Day in pictures: 12 December 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:16
News images from around the world: 12 December

Man guilty of acid attack on teen ex

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:16
An 80-year-old is convicted of masterminding an acid attack on his teenage ex-lover in revenge for her ending their relationship.

VIDEO: Homes slip into sea as storm pounds US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:06
Stormy weather and high tides have hit the west coast of the US causing homes to collapse into the Pacific ocean.

1998 murder charge is dropped

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 04:04
A man accused of a 1998 republican murder has the charge against him dropped and is now charged with kidnapping.

Facebook ponders 'dislike' function

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:54
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.

Council parking charges 'rise 12%'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:41
The money councils earn from parking increased 12% in the year to April 2014, according to a survey by the RAC Foundation.

India executive 'sent pro-IS tweets'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:40
Police in India are investigating claims that a Bangalore business executive is behind an influential pro-Islamic State Twitter account.

'Far right link' in Germany fires

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:33
Far-right arsonists are believed to have caused fires which damaged three buildings earmarked for asylum seekers in southern Germany.

Worry over engineering skills loss

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:28
There is a warning that valuable manufacturing skills could be lost if a bridge building firm shuts in Monmouthshire.

Oil price falls on energy forecast

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:27
The price of Brent crude falls on a report from the International Energy Agency which forecasts weaker demand in 2015.

Robshaw out with shoulder problem

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:25
England captain Chris Robshaw will be out for three to four weeks with a shoulder injury, his club Harlequins confirm.

Hong Kong protests: Has Beijing won?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:24
Carrie Gracie assesses the dwindling Hong Kong protests

Man Utd v Liverpool: Best of enemies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:23
Why Man Utd and Liverpool are the best of enemies

VIDEO: Surfer rides 'weather bomb' wave

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:23
Surfer Garrett MacNamara has tried to repeat his performance of 2011 when he surfed the world's biggest wave at 30 meters high.

Row over MP praise for Gandhi killer

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:11
An Indian MP apologises in parliament after praising Mahatma Gandhi's killer as a "patriot", the latest gaffe by a politician from the governing BJP.

'Pineapple Express' Pounds West Coast, Sparking Floods, Power Outages

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:10

The region is expected to get rain through Friday. Meteorologist say this is the biggest storm the region has experienced since 2009. Twitter users dubbed it #hellastorm.

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Hartson expects long addiction fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:05
Former Celtic and Wales footballer John Hartson says he expects to be going to meetings of Gamblers Anonymous meetings until he is 70.

Yodel to clear backlog over weekend

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 03:02
Courier firm Yodel apologises to customers for delays to its parcel deliveries and says it hopes to resume normal service by Monday