National / International News

Argentina acts over Falklands oil

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:39
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.

Pope 'Considering' Cuba Visit, Vatican Says

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:37

The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island-nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.

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'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:13
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.

Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:07
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

VIDEO: GB ice hockey star's amazing penalty

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:05
Ben O'Connor scores a fine penalty goal for Great Britain in their 3-2 victory over South Korea at the third-tier World Ice Hockey Championships.

Top judge: 'Respect veiled women'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:57
The most senior judge in the UK, Lord Neuberger, calls for judges to show respect to women who cover their faces in court for religious reasons.

Raikkonen fastest in first practice

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:54
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.

Kansas bans leisure items on welfare

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:48
The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.

Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:48

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:46
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

Journalists cleared in payment trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:40
Three journalists are found not guilty of illegally paying public officials by a jury at London's Old Bailey.

Police search after Holywood crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:37
Police are carrying out a search operation after a two-vehicle crash on the Old Holywood Road in County Down.

County footballer jailed for attacks

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:37
Newport County footballer Chris Zebroski is jailed for four years and four months for robbery and assault.

Parties clash over jobless figures

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:37
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the UK's jobs record as the last official figures before the election show unemployment continues to fall.

Chelsea seen as boring - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:34
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team receive the most social media abuse because they are 'boring'.

Five found dead in Phoenix standoff

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:05
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, believe the shooting deaths late on Thursday stemmed from a dispute about a family business.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:00
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

Espresso In Orbit: SpaceX Craft Brings Coffee Machine To Space Station

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:00

The coffee on the International Space Station is about to get much better. The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule linked up with the station Friday morning, bringing a long-awaited ISSpresso machine.

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Reading v Arsenal

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 03:59
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal.

Computer failure cancels debt issue

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 03:59
Government officials have been forced to postpone a debt issue, after a computer failure at the City information firm Bloomberg.