National / International News

Hyundai and Kia hit by sales outlook

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:40
Shares of Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors dip more than 5% after the South Korean carmakers issue their weakest growth forecast in nearly a decade.

Interest rates rise 'to be delayed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:24
Hard-pressed Northern Ireland homeowners should expect a delay in interest rate rises in 2014, according to the chief economist at Danske Bank.

Rail rage and Sherlock surprise - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 21:57
Several papers focus on the rising price of rail tickets, while others - but not all - enjoy the twist at the start of the latest series of BBC drama Sherlock.

VIDEO: Skier treated on Schumacher ward

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 21:13
A British-based man injured while skiing in France has spoken of his surprise at being treated on the same ward as ex-Formula One driver Michael Schumacher.

Balloon to disputed islands crashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 20:41
Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued a Chinese man whose hot air balloon crashed as he was trying to fly to a group of disputed islands.

Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:38

The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, and an increasingly rare one in Portugal, where the birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis began. The poorest state in Western Europe faces a demographic time bomb as its population ages, the workforce shrinks and youth are unemployed or going abroad.

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VIDEO: S Sudan refugees 'living under trees'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:22
Aid agencies have warned tens of thousands of people forced out of their homes because of fighting in South Sudan are in desperate need of help.

'Syrian Electronic Army' hacks Skype

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:17
The social media platforms of Skype are hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

Ice hampers Antarctic air rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:13
Sea ice conditions are likely to delay plans to take passengers off a research vessel stranded in the Antarctic for a week, officials say.

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