National / International News

Eurostar evacuated after engine fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 05:01
Passengers are evacuated from a number of carriages on a Eurostar service after smoke is seen coming from the train.

Day in pictures: 28 March 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 05:00
A collection of news photos: 27 March

Facebook drones to offer net access

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:53
Facebook announces plans to use drones, satellites and lasers to connect the two-thirds of the world that doesn't have net access.

'Obamacare' sign-ups top six million

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:50
Six million Americans have enrolled for health insurance under Obamacare, the president says, as support for the legislation hits a new low in a poll.

Hillsborough inquests: The 96 who died

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:45
Who were the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster?

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers Won't Seek Re-Election

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:44

The Republican congressman from Michigan is going to launch a talk show on the Cumulus radio network. He's been one of the GOP's leading voices on issues related to national security.

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Miliband promises firms energy help

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:34
Ed Miliband tells small businesses he will protect them from "unacceptable" treatment by energy firms, should Labour win power.

What diseases can we get from pets?

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:32
What diseases can we catch from our pets?

Moffett unveils WRU election bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:23
Ex-Welsh Rugby Union chief executive David Moffett unveils his plans for election to the WRU board.

Guinea confirms Ebola in capital

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:21
Guinea's health authorities have for the first time confirmed cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the capital Conakry.

The tale of Mandela's rabbit

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:17
Once upon a time there was a little rabbit who lived in the ear of a statue - the statue of a man called Nelson Mandela. Not any more.

Google government requests 'up 120%'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:11
Google says the number of government requests for user data has gone up by 120% in the past four years - and calls for more transparency.

Wenger hits back at Scholes criticism

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:08
Arsene Wenger rejects claims by ex-Man Utd player Paul Scholes that Arsenal are a "million miles away" from winning the title.

Job-hunting with a criminal past

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:03
What’s it like to look for a job with a criminal past?

Death Toll From Mudslide 'Will Only Increase'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:03

As the day began, the official number of deaths was 17 and another nine bodies had been located. But 90 names remained on a list of those thought to be missing. An update is expected around midday.

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Broadchurch in awards hat-trick

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 04:01
ITV detective series Broadchurch wins three awards, including best drama series, at the Broadcasting Press Guild awards.

Prices show two-paced housing market

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 03:58
More evidence of a two-paced housing market has been revealed in property price figures from the Land Registry, with prices in London up 14%.

Large blaze at recycling centre

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 03:53
More than 70 firefighters are tackling a large blaze involving 2,000 tonnes of waste material at a recycling centre which is expected to burn for days.

When will the UK pay its way?

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 03:49
What the latest figures say about Britain's debt and economy

Thirteen raptors found poisoned

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-28 03:47
Police Scotland says 13 birds of prey have now been found dead in an area of Ross-shire after being poisoned.

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