National / International News

Iran rejects US nuclear freeze call

BBC - 12 hours 58 min ago
Iran rejects as "excessive and illogical" a demand by US President Obama that it freeze sensitive nuclear activity for at least 10 years.

NHS boss 'sent poison pen letters'

BBC - 12 hours 58 min ago
A senior NHS manager sent "dark and spiteful" notes to a colleague after becoming infatuated with her, a court hears.

Blackberry Leap targets go-getters

BBC - 13 hours 7 min ago
Blackberry targets young career builders with its all-touch-screen Leap smartphone.

Terry to be offered new Chelsea deal

BBC - 13 hours 12 min ago
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho "guarantees" former England captain John Terry will still be a Blues player next season.

Zuckerberg - the unasked questions

BBC - 13 hours 12 min ago
Mark Zuckerberg's appearance at the Mobile World Congress was a missed opportunity.

Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement

NPR News - 13 hours 21 min ago

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a medical products company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its antiseptic.

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Phone hacking 'rife' at Mirror papers

BBC - 13 hours 25 min ago
Phone hacking was "rife" at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People from 1999 to 2006, a court hears.

Palace's Jedinak accepts FA charge

BBC - 13 hours 31 min ago
Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak accepts a charge of violent conduct from the Football Association after elbowing Diafra Sakho.

Plane battery ban over safety concern

BBC - 13 hours 34 min ago
United Airlines has announced that it will no longer carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries as new tests reveal they could cause fires.

VIDEO: Weasel on bird photo 'extraordinary'

BBC - 13 hours 38 min ago
Wildlife expert and BBC presenter Lucy Cooke explains what an extraordinary feat it was to have captured a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker.

Labour backs 'Turing' gay pardon law

BBC - 13 hours 42 min ago
Labour would pass a law, in memory of Alan Turing, to enable pardons for gay men convicted under historical indecency laws, if it wins in May.

VIDEO: Pebble launches smart straps scheme

BBC - 13 hours 42 min ago
Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is launching a programme for third-party developers to make sensor-equipped straps for its latest devices.

New Higgs detection 'closes circle’

BBC - 13 hours 47 min ago
Physicists have detected a version of the Higgs Boson in a superconductor, but say this cannot substitute for the work of the LHC.

'Pietersen needs to prove desire'

BBC - 13 hours 52 min ago
Former England captain Michael Vaughan challenges Kevin Pietersen to "prove" that he wants to play for England again.

NI air tax likely to remain in place

BBC - 13 hours 53 min ago
An economic report for the executive says there is not a strong enough case for abolishing a £13 tax on the majority of flights out of Northern Ireland.

Day in pictures: 3 March 2015

BBC - 13 hours 55 min ago
Images from around the world: 3 March

With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit

NPR News - 14 hours 7 min ago

A local source says that Iran, which has already been aiding Iraq with artillery and intelligence support, has sent fighters to help take Tikrit.

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Bank flags market abuse issues

BBC - 14 hours 14 min ago
The Bank of England has flagged 50 instances of potential market abuse following a shake up of how it operates.

Golf lake accident man critical

BBC - 14 hours 23 min ago
A man was taken to hospital in a critical condition after a vehicle rolled into a lake at the Celtic Manor Resort golf course in Newport.

Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix

BBC - 14 hours 29 min ago
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on medical advice.