National / International News

PM defends 'clear' Iraq strategy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 10:02
Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government's position on Iraq is "clear" and says the UK will not deploy "boots on the ground".

Norway's Statoil in Russian deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:57
Norway's Statoil partners with Russian state energy giant Rosneft to search for oil in the Arctic, despite Western sanctions against Moscow.

MP wants answers on Sir Cliff search

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:49
South Yorkshire Police and the BBC are asked to explain to a committee of MPs how the broadcaster knew in advance Sir Cliff Richard's home was to be searched.

Paris Heist: Gunmen Take $335,000 From Saudi Motorcade

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:42

The thieves left with a stolen Mercedes that was later found burned along with one of two BMWs the robbers used to stop the convoy. Police say the team seems to be fairly experienced.

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'Refugee convoy hit' in east Ukraine

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:31
Many people died when rockets and mortars hit vehicles moving refugees from the Luhansk area of eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military says.

England call up Hales for ODI series

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:31
England call up Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales for the one-day series against India starting next week.

VIDEO: NI pipe band wins tenth world title

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:27
The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, the most successful pipe band of all time, wins a tenth world title at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland.

Daughter smothered alcoholic mother

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:24
A 19-year-old who suffered "long-term cruelty" at the hands of her alcoholic mother is sentenced to four years and eight months' detention for killing her.

Medicare Patients Often See Nurses Instead Of Doctors For Skin Problems

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:22

Among the more than 4 million procedures for which office-based nurse practitioners and physician assistants independently billed Medicare in 2012, more than half were for dermatological surgeries.

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Many tributes paid to Sam Galbraith

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:19
Former Scottish education minister Sam Galbraith, thought to be the world's longest-surviving lung transplant patient, dies at the age of 68.

Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America's Pianos

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:11

Two New England towns dominated the world's ivory market from 1840 to 1940 — transforming imported tusks from African elephants into piano keys and combs. Today's residents grapple with a dark past.

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US health data hack hits 4.5 million

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:09
A major US hospital group said it was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million people's personal data.

Calls for ambulance service inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:04
Members of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service trade union call for an external inquiry into how it is managed.

Ofcom probes Sky over MH17 report

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:39
Ofcom opens investigation into a Sky News report in which Colin Brazier rummaged through belongings at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine.

£224m payout over e-Borders sacking

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:34
The Home Office is told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders programme.

Men found guilty of shooting murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:14
Three men are found guilty of murdering a mother who was shot dead while out celebrating her 24th birthday in north-west London.

EU compensates fruit and veg growers

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:12
The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.

Robot butlers dismissed as 'gimmick'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:58
A US hotel chain has been criticised over plans to introduce robotic butlers to its workforce.

Forensic Experts Discuss 6 Bullets That Hit Michael Brown

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:58

Only one of the teenager's wounds was not survivable, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden says. The preliminary findings of his autopsy show the teenager was shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.

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Borneo student killings inquest opens

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:55
An inquest into the deaths of two British medical students stabbed in Borneo opens in the UK.
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