National / International News

U.S. Begins Airstrikes In Support Of Iraqi Ground Forces

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:34

The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.

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Halfpenny's Toulon deal in jeopardy

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:27
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal is not ruling out terminating Leigh Halfpenny's contract over injury worries.

Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:26
Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.

AUDIO: Violin or guitar: Which is easier?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:23
Following comments on Today that the violin is more "difficult" than the guitar, two musicians have spoken out in defence of their instruments

Actor Steve McFadden accepts damages

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:22
Actor Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the News of the World's publishers and the Metropolitan Police, a judge is told.

Ukraine Approves EU Pact And Temporary Self-Rule For Rebels

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:14

The parliament voted to strengthen economic ties with the EU beginning in 2016. It also approved a deal to allow self-rule in some separatist-held areas, a move likely to be rejected by the rebels.

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'Damaged' child removed from mother

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:07
A 13-year-old girl effectively shut off from the outside world can be separated from her mother and moved from Northern Ireland, a High Court judge has ruled.

'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 04:04
Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists.

Day in pictures: 16 September

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:49
News images from around the world: 16 September

AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:48
An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.

Everton 'can plan for stadium move'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:37
Everton can move forward with a plan to build a new stadium in a Liverpool park, the city's council says.

Six regions hit new house price peak

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:36
Six regions of the UK now have average house prices higher than their pre-financial crisis peak after values rose again in July, official figures show.

Guinea-Bissau army chief sacked

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:34
Guinea-Bissau's president dismisses the head of the armed forces, Gen Antonio Indjai, who has been indicted in the US on drugs-trafficking charges.

Morrissey bemoans acting elitism

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:26
Actor David Morrissey says that people from poorer backgrounds are being excluded from entering the acting profession due to a lack of funding.

VIDEO: Strugglers 'more likely to vote yes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:24
Andrew Neil on the campaign with Yes Scotland in Hamilton, a traditional Labour seat visited by Nicola Sturgeon.

Whyte's former castle home sold

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:24
The 16th Century Highland castle repossessed from former Rangers owner Craig Whyte by the Bank of Scotland is sold.

Heads attack no-notice inspections

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:23
Head teachers say that carrying out Ofsted inspections without warning is like treating school staff as "naughty children".

Police driver probe over road death

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:03
A police driver is investigated by the police watchdog following the death of a 28-year-old man in Reading.

PODCAST: The falling price of gas

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-09-16 03:00

A high level, international panel has done the numbers that it says show it makes economic sense to fight climate change. The new report comes from the Global Commision on the Economy and Climate. In a sense, tugging the other way, is this: A year ago today, the head of the American Automobile Association said sub-3 dollar a gallon gasoline in America "may be history." Well don't look now, but a global glut of oil has pushed down the average price to $3.39 and falling. Plus, some private insurance companies reimburse doctors for end-of-life conversations. Now, Medicare is considering paying for these. How some technology companies that are coming up with organized ways for people to spell out their medical wishes when the end comes

PM hints at plan for English powers

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 02:59
David Cameron rules out an English Parliament but hints that English MPs could get the final say on England-only laws.
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