National / International News

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:52
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:50
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Tribute to dog rescue train victim

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
The family of a university graduate who was killed while trying to rescue a dog from a railway pay tribute to their "beautiful and talented" daughter.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

Charity boss cleared of two charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:47
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:43
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

Not the Balotelli show - Rodgers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:28
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club's harmony will not be affected by the arrival of Mario Balotelli.

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:28

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

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Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:26
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:09
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:08
Searching for the DNA of dance music – the quest to find the perfect party anthem.

Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:00

The warning was raised to "severe," the second-highest level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron said Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.

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VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:59
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:58
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:52
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets.

Who's next? Tory MPs linked to UKIP

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:31
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

Gallacher's Ryder Cup hopes recede

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:22
Stephen Gallacher's Ryder Cup qualification hopes suffer a blow as Hennie Otto takes a big lead at the Italian Open.

California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:19

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:17

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

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Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:06
Nato accuses Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels.

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