National / International News

VIDEO: Kind of Blue: The album that changed jazz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:05
Recording the legendary Kind Of Blue with Miles Davis

Bank 'unaware' of financial crisis

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:05
A month before the start of the financial crisis, the Bank of England was apparently unaware of impending trouble, new documents reveal.

EU tops Cameron-Merkel talks agenda

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:02
The economy and EU reforms will be discussed at talks between David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Downing Street later.

VIDEO: Why is Angela Merkel so powerful?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 14:52
Andrew Marr looks at why it is that German chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel is making such a profound mark on the lives of everyone in Europe, on the eve of her visit to the UK.

US forces hold 'LRA commander'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 14:31
A man claiming to be a senior defector from the Lord's Resistance Army is taken into custody by US forces in the Central African Republic.

HK consults on political reform

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 14:29
Hong Kong's government will begin a second round of consultation on how the territory's leader is elected, after two months of pro-democracy protests.

VIDEO: 'Great escaper' D-Day veteran dies at 90

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 14:26
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

VIDEO: Officer accidentally shoots himself

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 14:16
The moment an off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself has been captured on camera.

Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:57
President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.

US pledges Mexico drugs support

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:56
President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

Botched Lethal Injection Executions Reignite Death Penalty Debate

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:45

Capital punishment and lethal injection were in the news quite a bit in 2014. Unable to secure certain drugs, states began using new ones, and that caused a number of executions to go awry.

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Auschwitz tweet councillor suspended

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:40
A Labour councillor is suspended for sharing a parody of a Conservative election poster, doctored to include an image of a Nazi death camp.

Republican Majority Makes Boehner's Job Easier — And Harder

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:39

Republicans formally took full control of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama's presidency on Tuesday. Republicans took over the Senate and added to their majority in the House.

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Cargo ship refloating 'delayed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:30
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent will not be refloated on Wednesday as more water has been discovered in the vessel, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Labour seeks summit to find A&E 'fix'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:30
Labour calls on the government to hold an urgent summit on how to alleviate pressure on A&E services in English hospitals.

Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Is Now A Story

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:23

Frederick County, Md., Council Member Kirby Delauter threatened a local reporter with a lawsuit for using his name in a story without permission. The Frederick News-Post responded in an editorial.

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Everton 1-1 West Ham United

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:20
Romelu Lukaku fires in a late equaliser as Everton grab a dramatic FA Cup third-round draw against West Ham.

'Alien Earth' among eight new planets

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:12
Among eight new planets they have spied in distant solar systems, astronomers say one in particular has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world".

Cuba 'frees US-listed prisoners'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:11
The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners on a US list, the state department says, amid a thaw in US-Cuban relations.

Hackett criticises top referees

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 13:06
Ex-referees chief Keith Hackett criticises recent decisions and calls for five officials and Mike Riley to stand down.