National / International News

Flood victims face 10-month wait

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:03
Flood-hit residents of a seaside town may not be able to return to their homes for another 10 months, says the mayor.

Christmas in Antarctica's pack ice

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:00
An alternative Christmas for scientists stuck off Antarctica

Two injured after plane crash-lands

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:48
A light plane crash lands in County Armagh on Christmas Day and its pilot and passenger are taken to hospital.

VIDEO: Retailers look for Boxing Day boost

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:43
The traditional Boxing Day sales are expected to provide a boost to high street retailers, as shoppers look for increasingly competitive discounts.

England & Pietersen too defensive - Agnew

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:41
England's safety-first approach in Melbourne saw them surrender the initiative to Australia once again, says Jonathan Agnew

VIDEO: Welsh wine wins international prize

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:01
Grapes grown and made into wine in the Welsh hills have scooped the top prize at the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Awards in Hong Kong.

China marks Mao's birth anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:54
Celebrations are being held in China to commemorate the 120th of the birth of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China.

Towns share in regeneration fund

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:53
Seven Scottish towns are to benefit from a £2.75m government fund aimed at breathing new life into town centres.

Man killed in Christmas Eve crash

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:52
A 53-year-old man is killed in a car accident on Christmas Eve in Ballinderry, County Antrim.

Ashes catch-up: A world record and fly swallowing

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:37
Catches are dropped, stumps fly and Pietersen swallows a fly - catch up on day one of the fourth Ashes Test.

Entire prep school shipped to Africa

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:24
The entire contents of a former prep school in Yorkshire is being shipped out to a primary school in Africa.

Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:02

Earlier this month, China imposed a ban on shellfish imports from most of the U.S. West Coast after finding two bad clams. The move is hitting Washington state particularly hard. State agencies estimate businesses there are losing as much as $600,000 a week.

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Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:02

Earlier this month, China imposed a ban on shellfish imports from most of the U.S. West Coast after finding two bad clams. The move is hitting Washington state particularly hard. State agencies estimate businesses there are losing as much as $600,000 a week.

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Row over job cuts plan at university

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:51
A row breaks out over a plan which a union claims could see 19 jobs go at a university.

Japan PM visits Yasukuni shrine

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:41
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shrine that honours soldiers including WW2 criminals, angering China and South Korea.

Justin Bieber announces 'retirement'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:20
The singer says he is 'officially retiring' but also tweets 'I'm never leaving you', as his new film is released.

More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:18

In 1965, a majority of the world survived on less than 2,000 calories a day per person. Now, 61 percent of people worldwide have access to 2,500 or more calories each day.

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Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 00:17

Momentum to pass tighter gun laws surged after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a year ago. But a provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate. In that loss, gun control activists say they learned some important lessons from those who lobbied against them.

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Late wickets leave England reeling

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 23:19
Australia reduce England to 226-6 with three late wickets on the first day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Storms and royal Christmas in papers

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 22:58
The stormy weather that ruined the festive season for thousands of people and the royal family's Christmas gathering feature in Thursday's newspapers.

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