National / International News

Red wine health benefits 'overhyped'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:31
Drinking red wine may not be as good for you as hoped, say scientists who have studied the drink's ingredient that is purported to confer good health.

Same-sex couples wed in Arkansas

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:25
The first same-sex couples marry in the US state of Arkansas, after a judge last week threw out a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

VIDEO: Why China's slowdown may be good news

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 16:31
It is a common perception that slowing demand from China is bad news for the rest of the world - one commentator says it could also bring good news.

Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 16:26
Nigeria insists it will not agree to a swap deal with militants holding dozens of schoolgirls, after an official said all options were available.

Tony Blackburn gets lifetime honour

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 16:17
DJ Tony Blackburn receives a lifetime achievement honour from the Radio Academy, marking 50 years on air, while BBC Radio 2 is named station of the year.

Set up Afghanistan war inquiry - MPs

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:46
MPs urge the UK government to set up an inquiry into "lessons learned" after British troops leave Afghanistan later this year.

Donald Sterling Says He Isn't A Racist. Is Anyone?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:39

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, who is in trouble for comments he made about black people, told CNN that he's not a racist. Who, if anyone, might qualify?

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The ship of Jewish refugees nobody wanted

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:17
The ship of German Jews that got to Miami, but was turned away

Npower customers face bill 'chaos'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:14
Customers of the energy supplier Npower have seen their finances "thrown into chaos", according to the consumer watchdog Citizens Advice.

Tougher penalties for dog attacks

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:14
Dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people face longer prison sentences under new laws that have come into force.

VIDEO: Confronting racism face-to-face

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:10
The black woman confronting the KKK and Germany's far-right

Sega v Nintendo console war recalled

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:09
Flashback to Sega and Nintendo's console war

Labour wards 'not for regular births'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:08
Women having a straightforward pregnancy "should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit", official advice for England and Wales says.

VIDEO: Sega v Nintendo: 1990s console wars

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:08
The battle between Nintendo and Sega in the 1990s arguably laid the foundation for the future of the video game industry in the United States.

BBC Radio Ulster wins gold award

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:07
BBC Radio Ulster wins station of the year at the Radio Academy awards.

Car tech driving a greener future

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:05
Can technology make us more sustainable drivers?

China's answer to Warren Buffett?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:00
The man aiming to be the East's answer to the Sage of Omaha

VIDEO: China's answer to Warren Buffett

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:00
Fosun founder and chair Guo Guangchang is trying to transform his firm into a top asset manager, similar to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

'Arrogance' over need for sleep

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 14:59
Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.

RBS US arm Citizens in share sale

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 14:50
The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.
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