National / International News

Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today's Medals Of Honor

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:35

At the White House, the nation's highest honor for valor in action will go to 24 men — three of whom are still alive. Most were Jewish or Hispanic and had been unfairly passed over.

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MP Evans 'had hands all over me'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:32
A man tells a court former deputy speaker Nigel Evans told him "you're gorgeous" as the MP tried to kiss him.

Yes, It's A Headache. No, You Don't Need A Brain Scan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:28

In 2010, 15 percent of people who went to the doctor for a headache got a brain scan, even though the vast majority of headaches aren't symptoms of something seriously wrong.

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'Waves' detected on Titan’s lakes

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:27
Scientists believe they have detected liquid waves on Saturn’s moon Titan – the first to be observed on the surface of another world.

The people who are happy to call themselves 'fat'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 06:07
Clarissa Dickson Wright, of cookery show Two Fat Ladies, has died. She was one of a select group of celebrities happy to admit being "fat", writes Tom Heyden.

Briton jailed for life in Pakistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:59
A British woman is sentenced to life imprisonment in Pakistan after being convicted of trying to smuggle heroin out of the country.

VIDEO: Home rule or more powers for Shetland?

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:54
The northernmost parts of the UK have lost powers under the Scottish government, says an MSP talking of home rule.

Church review to hear from victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:54
Victims of abuse within the Catholic Church in Scotland will be asked to speak to a special commission set up to look into the issue.

Google and Viacom end seven-year row

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:49
Google and Viacom have resolved a long-running legal battle regarding copyrighted material on YouTube.

Pensioner arrested over 1972 murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:44
A 77-year-old man is arrested by police investigating the abduction and murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville.

Village phones cut off for weeks

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:42
A village in Denbighshire is still without phone lines or internet connection more than a month after storms cut them off.

Japan drags down world music market

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 05:06
A sharp decline in the consumption of music in Japan caused overall global growth to slow down in 2013, new figures reveal.

Barclays executives awarded £32m

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:57
Barclays awards its top executives almost £32m in shares - a drop of almost 25% on last year's handout.

Day in pictures: 18 March 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:53
A collection of news photos: 18 March

Mechanic scoops £108m lottery prize

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:53
Car mechanic and racing driver Neil Trotter is revealed as the winner of £107.9m on the Euromillions lottery.

Henry calls for ethnic TV boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:31
Actor and comedian Lenny Henry says that funds should be set aside to improve representation of black, Asian and ethnic minority people in the broadcasting industry.

More Theories But Still No Sign Of Missing Malaysian Jet

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:30

As the search for Flight 370 and the 239 people on board continues, investigators are pursing many possibilities. One question: Was the crew overcome by smoke?

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Final vote on social services bill

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:27
Plans to overhaul social services and make access to care equal no matter where a person lives in Wales are due to face their vote in the assembly.

VIDEO: 'Red tape' grounds missing plane search

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:17
The aerial search for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight has been hampered by refusal from Indonesia to let planes overfly their territory

Fifa considers global Anelka ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 04:09
Fifa will consider an FA request to extend sacked WBA striker Nicolas Anelka's five-game suspension to a global reach.

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