National / International News

The original Jersey Boy, and the inspiration for Cider With Rosie

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:52
The man who was the original Jersey Boy

Mexico relatives search for students

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:50
Desperate relatives join soldiers in the search for 44 students who disappeared during protests in the Mexican town of Iguala in Guerrero state.

Sheeran album 2014's biggest so far

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:42
Ed Sheeran's X overtakes Coldplay's Ghost Stories to become the UK's top-selling album of 2014 so far.

N Korea 'not planning weapons tests'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:38
North Korea is not planning any missile or nuclear tests, the country's envoy to the UN in Geneva, So Se Pyong, is quoted as saying.

Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:37
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

Disabled pupils' behaviour 'a worry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:36
The behaviour of children with disabilities and learning difficulties often deteriorates when they start school, research suggests.

Supreme Court Will Consider Abercrombie's Religious Discrimination Case

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:36

At issue is whether the retailer discriminated against a Muslim woman over a headscarf. The government says yes; the retailer says the woman didn't tell them she wore the hijab for religious reasons.

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Appeal saves Wedgwood collection

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:17
The Wedgwood collection is saved after reaching its £15.75m target in a month.

VIDEO: Scientists working on invisibility

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:06
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Francis: The Pope's calling

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:01
Is Pope Francis the moderniser progressives hope for?

More pensioners to get energy help

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:00
An extra 200,000 pensioners will get help with their energy bills this winter, the government has announced.

Lindsay Lohan makes stage debut

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:54
Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan makes her stage debut in the West End, although her performance did not go entirely smoothly as she forgot a line in the second act.

Bill to end 'human rights farce' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:50
The press reports plans by Conservative Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights.

VIDEO: Lagarde: Economic growth 'too low'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:44
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, tells the BBC's Katty Kay the global economy is doing less well than anticipated.

US skier Vonn makes new comeback

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:44
Lindsey Vonn returns to the slopes for the first time since admitting defeat in her battle to make the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Besiktas

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 14:08
Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba scores a late penalty as Besiktas hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw in the Europa League.

To Reverse Driver Shortage, Trucking Industry Steers Women To Jobs

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:57

The American Trucking Associations says the industry is short some 30,000 truckers. As the economy rebounds and shipping picks up, trucking companies are looking for new ways to bolster their numbers.

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JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:50

The bank said a breach revealed the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Other sensitive data was not compromised.

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St Helens 30-12 Catalan Dragons

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:18
St Helens reach their second Super League Grand Final in four years after overcoming Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park.

Drug 'could cut drink dependence'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 13:04
A pill designed to reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers is recommended in draft guidance by NICE - the body approving drugs in England and Wales.