National / International News

Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:48
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi wins his appeal against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

Jury goes out in baby murder case

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:43
A jury is considering its verdict in the case of a man accused of murdering a six-week-old boy who suffered brain damage.

Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Towns, Hospital In Washington State

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:37

Pateros, a town of about 650 residents in north central Washington, emptied out Thursday night as wildfires continued to grow. One resident described it as looking like "the caldron of hell."

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Day in pictures: 18 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:35
24 hours of news photos: 18 July

New information in On the Runs cases

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:35
'Fresh information' has been discovered in a number of cases involving more than 200 republican On the Runs suspects, the PSNI says.

Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:15

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to seven years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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Which conflict zones do planes fly over?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:14
How often do planes fly over conflict zones?

Hollyoaks is now 'most violent soap'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 04:07
Hollyoaks has overtaken EastEnders as the UK's most violent soap, according to new research from media watchdog Ofcom.

VIDEO: Babies, divas: Putting on the Proms

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:56
Presenter Katie Derham tells BBC Breakfast about the highlights of this year's Proms

Dana's brother denies abuse claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:51
The brother of the Eurovision winner and former politician Dana Rosemary Scallon has been testifying in his trial for sex abuse.

Cook fails again against India

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:51
England captain Alastair Cook again fails with the bat, extending his run of innings without a Test hundred to 26.

An unhelpful epitaph for Gove

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:48
Chris Cook on the latest 'Trojan Horse' schools report

Women urged to fight for more pay

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:42
Women must push harder for pay rises, says a Lib Dem minister as she unveils proposals to close the gender pay gap.

Ben Whishaw cast as new Paddington

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:40
James Bond star Ben Whishaw is cast as the voice of Paddington in the upcoming film about the Peruvian bear.

Major A&Es miss target for 52 weeks

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:32
England's major A&E units have now missed the waiting time target for 52 weeks in a row, official figures show.

VIDEO: Islamic banking takes on incumbents

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:29
Islamic banking is growing quickly, and firms are developing products that comply with Islamic law, to access a burgeoning market.

VIDEO: La Plante on finding young Tennison

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:16
Crime writer Lynda La Plante plots to find an actress to play a young Tennison for new Prime Suspect series

Mandela memorabilia under the hammer

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:06
An auction of items signed by South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela raises $160,000 for charity - less than anticipated.

Man jailed for burning dog to death

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:00
A man who tied a friend's dog to a tree before dousing it in petrol and burning it to death after it had bitten him is jailed.

PODCAST: Pop up ads that work

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-18 03:00

In light of the airline tragedy in Ukraine, a look why there isn't a simple list of no-fly zones over world hot spots. Plus, what cap and trade has to do with acid rain. And finally, most people tend to ignore pop up ads, but a new study looks at what kind of ads perform better than others


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