National / International News

British acts fill out album top 10

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:50
British acts dominate the top 10 best-selling artist albums of the year for the first time in chart history, according to new figures.

New energy rules for domestic devices

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:47
European Union rules will oblige new devices such as modems and internet-connected TVs to switch themselves off when not in use.

Cameron urges 'right choice' in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:46
The UK faces "chaos" if it changes economic course in next May's general election, David Cameron warns in his new year message.

VIDEO: UK welcomes 2015 with fireworks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:44
Thousands of people have welcomed the new year by watching fireworks in central London.

The New Year tradition with a dark history

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:37
The New Year's Day tradition with a dark history

Hillsborough: The inquests so far

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:36
What have we learned from the new Hillsborough Inquests? The BBC's Ben Schofield looks back over nine months of evidence.

VIDEO: Martin Luther King on the big screen

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:34
Talking Movies' Tom Brook looks at Selma - the first film to have Martin Luther King as its central character.

VIDEO: 30 years on: UK's first mobile call

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:34
Michael Harrison reconstructs the moment he made the UK's first mobile phone call, to his father, Vodafone boss Sir Ernest Harrison, in 1985.

VIDEO: 'We fed anti-apartheid activists'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:33
When Debbie Epstein's family left South Africa in 1962, they took the saucepan her mother had used to feed anti-apartheid activists on trial for treason.

Minutes from first cabinet released

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:27
Minutes from the first-ever Scottish Executive cabinet meeting are made available for public viewing for the first time.

Lithuania joins Baltic neighbours in euro club

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:25
Lithuanians are adopting the euro with cautious optimism - but many are also confused about the changeover, Zivile Kropaite reports from Vilnius.

Welby: UK must keep looking outwards

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 15:25
Britons must not turn their backs on all the suffering in the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his new year address.

Front pages ring in new year

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 14:30
The UK's national newspapers greet the new year with images from around the world and a wide range of stories.

US 'concerned' about Cuba arrests

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 14:09
The US government says it is "deeply concerned" by reports that several high-profile Cuban dissidents were detained hours before a planned protest.

Rocket 'kills 15' at Afghan wedding

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:43
At least 15 people were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province when a wedding party was hit by a stray rocket., officials say.

Van Gaal surprised by United support

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:41
Louis van Gaal thanks Manchester United supporters for helping him through his difficult early spell with the club.

We can finish above Arsenal - Koeman

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:36
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can end the season higher than Arsenal in the Premier League.

A Haven In A Land Of Unsafe Abortions

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:29

In India, abortions are legal. But women are often afraid or ashamed to seek an abortion. And for rural women, there may not be a facility nearby. Here is the story of one woman's decision.

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Long-Awaited College Football Playoff Finally Here

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:19

In one semifinal, top-ranked Alabama is pitted against Ohio State. In the other, defending champion and undefeated Florida State takes on Oregon. Robert Siegel talks to Grantland's Holly Anderson.

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Luck Be A Lentil Tonight! What The World Eats To Welcome The New Year

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 13:10

From Italy to Japan to the Philippines, people will hope for happiness, health and wealth as they sit down to a New Year's meal. Sometimes that last wish is expressed as actual money in the food.

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