National / International News

VIDEO: Pensioner DJs spin for expansion

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:25
Angel Radio is a community station, which currently only broadcasts in Havant near Portsmouth, and us run entirely by pensioners without any prior radio experience.

When It Comes To Day Care, Parents Want All Children Vaccinated

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:22

Parents have strong opinions about vaccination, a poll of parents done by the University of Michigan finds. Most want day care centers to require that children are up to date on their shots.

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VIDEO: Wikipedia founder backs 'Google tax'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:18
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has backed plans for a so-called "Google tax".

VIDEO: Fireworks mark bridge's birthday

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:17
A fireworks display marked the 150th anniversary of the opening of Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge.

U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:17

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Ugandan maid admits beating toddler

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:14
A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating and kicking an 18-month-old girl pleads guilty in court to the torture of a baby.

Tim Hetherington: Views after the wave

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:13
The late Tim Hetherington's photos of the 2004 Asian tsunami

MP played Candy Crush during committee

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:12
Conservative MP Nigel Mills admits playing a popular puzzle game on his tablet computer during a parliamentary committee hearing.

As schools grapple with coding revolution many may get left out

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:09
A new drive to give children a better set of technology skills is being announced, but are schools prepared?

Home owners 'could handle rate rise'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:37
The majority of people with mortgages could cope with a rise in interest rates, the Bank of England has said.

Maid testifies in Hong Kong trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:35
The Indonesian maid at the centre of a high-profile abuse case describes being "tortured" at her former employer's trial in Hong Kong.

VIDEO: Training football stars in Manchester

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:30
Manchester City's new training academy is due to be officially opened on Monday, with the aim of creating new talent for the team and regenerating the local area.

Rubbish fire burns for fourth day

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:14
Firefighters are spending a fourth day at the scene of a fire on an industrial estate in East Sussex where 200 tonnes of rubbish are alight.

'No change' to US hostage raid policy

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:12
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is no need for a review into operations to free Americans held by militants despite recent failures.

Boy, 15, killed in fight is named

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:57
A 15-year-old boy who died after he was stabbed in a fight in east London is named.

Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:46

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Tight security for Modi in Kashmir

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:27
PM Narendra Modi is to address an election rally in Indian-administered Kashmir, days after an attack killed 11 soldiers and policemen.

Alcohol price law 'could save £900m'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:21
Setting a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit could save Wales nearly £900m over 20 years by cutting crime and illness, a report claims.

State memorial for Hughes cancelled

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:14
A state memorial service for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died aged 25 after being struck by a ball, is cancelled.

Standards fall fear over school cut

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:11
Schools could soon be facing severe financial hardship which could effect standards because of cuts to their budgets, head teachers warn.