National / International News

Gill defeats Hughes for Fifa post

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:39
Ex-Manchester United chief executive David Gill wins Uefa's vote to be Britain's next Fifa vice-president.

Rebound in US consumer prices

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:36
US consumer prices rebounded in February as petrol prices rose for the first time since June, official figures show.

Old-timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:18

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.

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VIDEO: Merkel: 'Time of great sorrow'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:18
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that it is a "time of great sorrow" after a Germanwings airliner crashed in the French Alps.

Rock School star Lil' Chris dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:05
Lil' Chris, who launched a singing career after he found fame on Channel 4 reality show Rock School, dies.

Bees get wearable tech trackers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:05
A tiny new tracker designed to monitor bee behaviour is being tested by ecologists at London's Kew Gardens.

Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:05

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.

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Net neutrality legal contest begins

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 06:00
Legal action against planned US rules on net neutrality begins in the District of Columbia and Louisiana.

Man who killed friend gets life term

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:59
A man who said he stabbed his friend to death because he heard "voices" has been given a life sentence.

Houthi rebels push into south Yemen

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:59
Fighters from Yemen's Houthi rebel movement advance into southern Yemen, clashing with forces allied to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

England performance 'unacceptable'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:47
Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie says England's second-placed Six Nations finish was "not acceptable".

The enduring power of three Shredded Wheat

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:45
David Cameron's used a slogan last employed to sell cereal more than 30 years ago. What's its appeal?

Elliott revels in dramatic victory

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:45
South Africa-born Grant Elliott says his 84 that took New Zealand to the World Cup final was a repayment to his adopted home.

VIDEO: Plane crashes in French Alps

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:43
An Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne, according to French aviation officials and police.

Angolan on trial over diamond book

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:32
An Angolan journalist goes on trial on charges of defaming military generals after he accused them of links to the "blood diamond" trade.

VIDEO: Hollande: 'Condolences to Spain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:23
Francois Hollande has expressed his condolences to the Spanish king, after a Germanwings plane crashed en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.

Woman sexually molested teen girl

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:18
A woman has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register after she admitted sexually molesting a teenage school girl.

Police 'must record vehicle stops'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:16
Police forces in England and Wales must make an official record when they stop motorists , a review says, amid concerns black and minority ethnic motorists are disproportionately affected.

Cameron defends 'no third term' vow

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:16
David Cameron says it was "sensible" to rule out a third term if he is re-elected, amid claims the PM has made a strategic blunder.

'Ferocious' stab murder man jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 05:13
A man who stabbed his wife to death and seriously injured two other women, is jailed for life.