National / International News

Hotel owner jailed for 'slavery'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:49
The former owner of a Scottish hotel is jailed for three years for trafficking workers from Bangladesh.

US cinema gunman 'tried to flee'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:49
Police name the gunman who killed two women and injured nine others before shooting himself inside a Louisiana cinema.

Bercow defends £31,400 travel expenses

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:36
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends claiming £31,400 in annual accommodation and travel expenses amid criticism.

Turkey vows to continue IS campaign

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:34
Turkey's government vows to continue targeting Islamic State militants, after launching air strikes against their positions in Syria.

Police Identify Louisiana Theatre Shooter As 59-Year-Old 'Drifter'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:34

Police say John Russell Houser unloaded at least 13 rounds inside the theater, killing two people and then himself. Police said they still don't understand Houser's motive.

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Mundell opens foodbank amid protests

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:27
Scotland's only Conservative MP has opened a foodbank in Dumfries as anti-austerity campaigners protested outside.

Ministers refuse rail warning release

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:20
The Department for Transport refuses to release a document that shows the scale of delays and cost overruns in major rail upgrades.

Answers sought on MSP spying policy

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:09
Nicola Sturgeon has written to David Cameron seeking urgent assurances that the UK's intelligence agencies are not spying on MSPs.

Lonmin shares fall on 6,000 jobs cuts

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:06
Shares in UK mining firm Lonmin plunge as its announces 6,000 jobs cuts in South Africa as it scales back its operations due to the falling price of platinum.

Anthem To Buy Cigna, Creating Largest Health Insurer By Enrollment

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:06

The combined company would have an estimated revenue of $115 billion and cover 53 million people in the U.S.

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'Dark web' drug dealer is jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:03
A 29-year-old man from Ceredigion is jailed for two years after admitting 'dark web' drugs offences.

Two Britons 'dead in Austria crash'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 04:03
Two British men die after their car falls 1,000ft off a mountain road in Austria, according to reports.

Obama Says His Biggest Frustration Has Been Inability To Pass Gun Laws

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:48

President Obama spoke about gun control just hours before a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater. Obama said that he will keep trying to pass gun safety laws in his remaining 18 months.

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'Shot put more exciting than 100m'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:43
Sprinter Kim Collins says 100m rivals who "duck and hide" from each other are "killing" the event.

Nigeria reaches polio-free landmark

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Nigeria makes a vital step towards being declared polio free in 2017, after marking a year without a recorded case of the disease.

Pakistan urged not to hang ill man

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:34
Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan not to execute a man it says suffers from severe paranoid schizophrenia.

Swansea uni management dean resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:33
The dean of Swansea University's School of Management steps down from his role with immediate effect.

VIDEO: Mending India's broken down bikes

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:32
When people want their broken down motorbikes and scooters mended in India, many go to a mechanic. But one firm is trying to encourage the two-wheeler specialist market.

Gamers face tournament drug tests

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:21
The world's biggest video game tournament company launches an anti-doping scheme, after a top player admits taking a performance-enhancing drug.

VIDEO: Lorries queuing in Operation Stack

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-24 03:06
A huge number of lorries queued on the M20 in Kent overnight as part of Operation Stack.