National / International News

VIDEO: English Democrats: The SNP for England?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:40
English Democrats chairman Robin Tilbrook is asked if his party is the closest thing to an English SNP.

Day in pictures: 12 September

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:40
News images from around the world: 12 September

Mauritania adopts Western weekend

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:22
Mauritania adopts a Saturday-Sunday weekend to make the most of the European business week.

Yorkshire seal Championship title

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:15
Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire by an innings and 152 runs to win the County Championship for the first time since 2001.

Alert as Pakistan flood river peaks

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:14
Pakistan's Multan city and surrounding areas in Punjab province are on high alert as the Chenab river continues to surge south at extremely high levels.

Leaders 'have not discussed' article

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:12
Martin McGuinness says he has not spoken to Peter Robinson since his newspaper article in which he claimed the political institutions in Northern Ireland are not fit for purpose, but the DUP disputes his claim.

VIDEO: Sir Donald Sinden's seven decade career

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:10
The actor Sir Donald Sinden, has died at the age of 90.

New EU sanctions on Russia begin

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:06
New EU sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine go into force, with Moscow warning of retaliation.

Cuba to send doctors to Ebola areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:03
Cuban health officials say they are deploying 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Kabylie punished over Ebosse death

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:00
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned from playing at home for the rest of the season following the death of Cameroonian Albert Ebosse.

PODCAST: Walmart's new wardrobe

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-12 03:00

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, killing 72 people and causing $50 billion in damage, thousands of people may be asked to return some or all of the money they received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA. And Walmart is putting in a new dress code for its employees, but they're not calling it a uniform. And that can create hardships for employees expected to pay for their new clothing. Plus, as Marketplace celebrates its 25th birthday this year, we are looking at the weird, delightful and destructive ways that prices have changed during that quarter century. But before our series gets to those, let's get a snapshot on what inflation is, exactly. 

Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:57

The double-amputee track star showed no emotion as the verdict was read in a South African courtroom. He faces a maximum of 15 years on the charge, which is roughly equivalent to manslaughter.

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Redknapp criticises financial fair play

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:47
QPR boss Harry Redknapp criticises the financial fair play system that could throw the club's future into doubt.

US killer caught after jail break

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:43
A US teenager who murdered three students is back in police custody after escaping from prison in the state of Ohio on Thursday, officials say.

Brit Hutchins retires from tennis

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:39
British doubles specialist Ross Hutchins, who recovered from cancer to return to tennis, announces his retirement.

Reshuffled minister 'shell-shocked'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:39
One of the ministers dropped from the Welsh cabinet says he was "shell-shocked" to lose his job in Carwyn Jones's reshuffle.

AUDIO: Discovery sheds light on chromosomes

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:37
A discovery about how egg and sperm cells are formed has shed new light on how genes are passed to the next generation.

Three killed in head-on car crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:21
Three men are killed and two seriously injured in a head-on car crash.

Peter Gabriel honoured at rock awards

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:20
Peter Gabriel, the former singer with Genesis, is recognised at the annual Progressive Music Awards for a music career spanning five decades.

Progress for giant laser instrument

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 02:07
The Advanced Ligo instrument, a laser "ruler" built to measure the traces of gravitational waves, is progressing at amazing speed, scientists say.
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