National / International News

Investment banking faces FCA inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:38
Competition levels in investment and corporate banking services are be investigated by the UK's financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority.

Russia denounces 'peacekeeper' call

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:31
Ukraine's call for the deployment of UN-mandated peacekeepers "aims to destroy" the Minsk accords, Russia's UN ambassador says.

McCoy confirms final Gold Cup ride

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:16
Retiring jockey AP McCoy confirms he is set to ride Carlingford Lough in next month's Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Police name river search boy, 11

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:15
Police searching for an 11-year-old boy in a Carmarthen river name him as Cameron Comey.

Is email broken?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:04
Rory Cellan-Jones looks at whether email has had its day

Terry wants new Chelsea contract

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:59
Captain John Terry wants to extend his Chelsea playing career by 12 months, having made more than 650 appearances in 16 years.

Police: Fugitive 'stabbed himself'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:58
A prisoner who escaped from custody in the Republic of Ireland and was later arrested in Belfast is receiving hospital treatment after he stabbed himself in the stomach.

Hicks 'relief' as conviction quashed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:53
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Australian David Hicks speaks of his relief after a US court quashes his terrorism conviction.

Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:26

The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.

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Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:25

Iran's Jewish population has dropped dramatically since the 1979 Islamic revolution. But nearly 9,000 Jews remain and many say they've built comfortable lives and learned to accept the limitations.

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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:23

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.

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Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:23

Measles infected hundreds of children at a church in Philadelphia whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

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Air France profits hit by strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:05
Air France-KLM says it plans to speed up cost cutting and reduce investment as it reports a drop in full-year profits following last year's pilot strike.

VIDEO: Vanilla Ice charged with burglary

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 23:04
Robert Van Winkle, better known as rapper Vanilla Ice, was released from custody on Wednesday after bring arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home.

Lallana 'left sour taste' at Saints

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 22:57
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana says he is expecting a mixed reaction when he returns to Southampton for the first time.

LA Hospital: 179 Patients Exposed To Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 22:31

The University of California, Los Angeles says 179 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to a potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics. UCLA says two patients died.

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British Gas owner in big profit fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 22:25
Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reports a big fall in profits after being hit by the drop in oil prices and by warmer weather.

Punish them, says Paris Metro victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 22:17
A man, prevented from boarding a Paris Metro train by Chelsea football fans in an apparent racist incident, calls for their punishment, French media say.

Man tells of 19 friends' suicides

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 21:49
A man who has lost 19 friends to suicide over three decades speaks out so that other people might think twice about killing themselves.

NHS 'sleepwalking into disaster'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 21:46
The NHS in north Wales will "sleepwalk into disaster" unless changes are made to hospital services, a health service official says.