National / International News

Scouts body faces abuse legal claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:00
More than 50 people have asked lawyers to sue the Scout Association over historical abuse claims since the Jimmy Savile scandal emerged, the BBC learns.

Marriage proposal by jogging app

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:58
A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.

UKIP's Bird v Bolter row: What do we know?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:49
What we have seen, read and heard in the last 48 hours is what scrutiny looks like for a party on the rise, writes Chris Mason.

VIDEO: Palestinian minister dies at protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:49
A senior Palestinian official dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the occupied West Bank, reports say.

Venezuela slams US sanction threat

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:48
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.

Polish ex-leader admits CIA prisons

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:44
Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.

France reforms spark controversy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:41
The announcement of French plans to relax Sunday trading laws and open up regulated sectors of the economy draws protests in Paris.

VIDEO: Strong storms hit across northern UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:40
BBC correspondents across the north of the UK look at how the "weather bomb" is affecting those areas.

S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:36

The double amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Cheaper, Faster Radiation For Breast Cancer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:31

Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.

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British stars up for SAG awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:29
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for their leading roles in Stephen Hawking drama The Theory of Everything.

Guardian editor-in-chief to step down

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:25
Alan Rusbridger announces he will step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper next summer, after 20 years in charge.

Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:11

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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Instagram now bigger than Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:59
The photo sharing app has announced a milestone in user numbers and launched verified accounts.

VIDEO: Murat questioned over McCann case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:58
British ex-pat Robert Murat is being questioned as a witness as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

Palestinian Minister Dies In West Bank Protest Against Israel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:55

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Medics say he died from exposure to tear gas. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

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Scots police to examine CIA report

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:52
Police Scotland are to consider a report on the CIA's treatment of al-Qaeda suspects as part of its probe into rendition flights.

VIDEO: Health Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:48
MPs take evidence for an inquiry into public expenditure on health and social care.

Baby's dog mauling death 'horrendous'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:36
A coroner calls the case of a baby being mauled to death by a pit bull terrier-type dog the "most horrendous" he has dealt with in 20 years.

Kenya women sue over sterilisation

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:28
A group of HIV-positive women in Kenya takes legal action against the government, accusing it of arranging for them to be forcibly sterilised.