National / International News

Footballer Carlisle on driving charge

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 21:39
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle was charged with failing to provide a breath sample days before he was seriously injured when he was hit by a lorry, it emerges.

Ebola patient being moved to London

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 20:53
A healthcare worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone is being transferred for specialist care at London's Royal Free Hospital.

Europe on edge over Greek election

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 20:14
News that Greece faces a snap election on 25 January has been met with international concern with the radical left scenting victory.

U.S. Warship Joins Hunt For Missing Plane

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 20:06

The search for AirAsia jet is now into its third day with no solid leads. The hunt has expanded to new areas and includes naval ships as well as local fishermen.

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VIDEO: QZ8501 'may have stalled' mid-climb

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 19:38
Geoffrey Thomas, editor of, says that the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 may "have been caught in a severe updraft".

Confusion over ferry fire survivors

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 18:21
Italian officials say they are not certain how many people are still missing from a stricken ferry off Corfu, with all those on board now evacuated.

The dump that holds the secrets of the disappeared

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 17:32
The dump where bodies lie under piles of waste

Asian shares down on Greece worries

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 17:00
Asian shares traded lower as political uncertainty in Greece and a selloff in commodities weighed on investors' appetite.

Newly Elected La. Politician Under Fire For Reported Speech To White Supremacists

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:50

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise's office says he addressed a gathering but didn't know the ideology of the group founded by former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke.

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What got hot and what did not in 2014 - Part 1

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:44
A roundup of the year's top trends from the BBC Trending team

Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:44
US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".

Pictures of the Year: UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:44
The best pictures and the big stories of 2014

Is the media industry sufficiently diverse?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:42
Lenny Henry debates how diversity appears in the media

The big ideas of 2014: Part II

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:32
Can the Cold War now be said to have restarted?

Are we too obsessed with NHS targets?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:23
Targets have become synonymous with the NHS. But are they really a good indication of performance, asks Nick Triggle.

Theatre 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:19
What theatres around the UK have to offer in the coming year

Clegg: Ignore election mud-slinging

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:13
Nick Clegg says the Lib Dems will stand up for "optimism, not division" in the run-up to May's general election.

How do the Liberal Democrats stand at the end of 2014?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:13
How do the Liberal Democrats stand at the end of 2014?

Xiaomi most valuable tech start-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:12
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi becomes the world's most valuable technology start-up just four years after it was founded.

Notable global deaths 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 16:10
Remembering the famous faces who died in the past 12 months