National / International News

Masked gang with iron bars hit man

BBC - 18 hours 33 min ago
A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

BBC - 18 hours 38 min ago
One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

NPR News - 18 hours 40 min ago

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

NPR News - 18 hours 40 min ago

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

» E-Mail This

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

NPR News - 18 hours 44 min ago

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

NPR News - 18 hours 45 min ago

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

» E-Mail This

Man 'raped by priest 65 years ago'

BBC - 18 hours 47 min ago
A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.

Students fined over sexist chants

BBC - 18 hours 49 min ago
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.

AUDIO: Is technology killing old loved books?

BBC - 19 hours 13 min ago
Josh Spero, author of Second Hand Stories and editor of Spear's Magazine, and the author Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of the Times mull the question of high tech and old books.

AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

BBC - 19 hours 14 min ago
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

Women 'need clear coaching pathway'

BBC - 19 hours 15 min ago
Women need a clear pathway into coaching if they are to succeed in a male-dominated environment, say industry experts.

VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city

BBC - 19 hours 24 min ago
The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

England edge Samoa in thriller

BBC - 19 hours 44 min ago
England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.

McKay murder anniversary appeal

BBC - 19 hours 51 min ago
On the second anniversary of a murder in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, police have renewed an appeal for information.

Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 23:27
A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.

Royals edge ahead in World Series

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 23:04
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 3-2 in Game Three to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.

VIDEO: Record skydive from edge of space

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 22:36
Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump by leaping from 135,890 feet (41,419 metres) beating Felix Baumgartner's record.

New York axe attack 'terrorist act'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 21:40
Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

'Edging toward the EU exit?'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 21:08
Saturday's newspapers focus mainly on the row over the European Union's demand for an additional £1.7bn from the UK. There is also the tale of the woman who is allergic to Simon Cowell.

US judge sentences Farc commander

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 20:38
A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

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