National / International News

IS fight may extend to Syria - PM

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:02
David Cameron says there is a "strong case" for UK military action in Syria, as well as Iraq, against Islamic State (IS) as MPs debate air strikes.

Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:00

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

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VIDEO: Watching fight against IS from Turkey

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:57
The view from on top of a hill from the Turkish border village of Karaca overlooking Syria shows just how close the country is to the frontline of IS.

VIDEO: Burst pipe cuts water to thousands

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:53
Up to 8,000 homes are still without water near Bristol after a main burst on Thursday.

Boat seized after £100m cocaine haul

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:53
A motorboat has been seized at a Gwynedd harbour following the seizure of a tonne of cocaine on a yacht off the Irish coast.

Hungary suspends gas flow to Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:52
Hungary has halted the delivery of gas to neighbouring Ukraine "indefinitely", raising concerns about Ukraine's energy supply.

No iPhone 6 refund from Phones 4U

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:47
Customers who ordered the iPhone 6 from Phones 4U in the days before its administration have been told they will not now receive a refund.

Marriage Rates Are Falling, And For Some Faster Than Others

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:44

The share of Americans older than 25 who have never been married keeps getting larger. That cohort is growing much faster for black people, even as many say they want to marry one day.

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Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:41

Hungary's national gas operator says the "indefinite" cutoff is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia's Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.

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Murray through to last four in China

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:34
Britain's Andy Murray defeats Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-3 7-5 to reach the Shenzhen Open semi-finals in China.

Three 9/11 firemen die on same day

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:33
Three firefighters who were on duty at Ground Zero during the 9/11 attacks have died on the same day from cancer, fire officials say.

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes: Ai Weiwei exhibit

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:31
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has designed several artworks on display at an exhibition in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The artist, who is under house arrest in China, designed the works from his studio and sent 3D models

Man convicted of murdering brother

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:26
A father-of-two is convicted of murdering his brother at a flat in Glasgow in January.

Emergency landing at Glasgow Airport

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:22
A Dreamliner plane travelling from the US to Poland with 260 people on board makes an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport.

Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:21

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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UKIP promises income tax cuts

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:16
UK Independence Party (UKIP) proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.

Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:15
The best news photos from around the world

No prisoner votes for another year

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:03
Why the saga will go on for another year

Iraq war warnings over air strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:48
Former Foreign Office minister Peter Hain says he backs air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq despite being wrong about previous Middle Eastern interventions.

Armitstead confident of world title

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:43
Britain's Lizzie Armitstead will be "disappointed" if she does not win Saturday's women's road race at the World Championships.

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