National / International News

Crashes and weather shut A9 and A82

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 10:31
The A9 is shut at Dalwhinnie and the A82 was closed at Ballachulish because of crashes and wintry weather conditions.

Hillsborough 'spying' may be probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 10:30
Claims that police put Hillsborough families under surveillance could form part of the investigations into the disaster, the Home Secretary says.

Judge Dismisses Assisted Suicide Case Against Pennsylvania Nurse

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 10:15

Barbara Mancini was charged with assisting her father's suicide by providing him with a lethal dose of morphine. A judge's decision in her favor is the latest in a series of developments signaling a reluctance of courts and state legislatures to criminalize medical care that may hasten death.

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Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 10:01

Researchers from California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've figured out how to get their laser to squeeze hydrogen atoms together to make helium atoms, releasing energy in the process. It's an important step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.

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VIDEO: 'My sister Joanna Dennehy is monster'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:52
Maria Dennehy, the sister of triple murderer Joanna Dennehy, said she had no right to approach the families whose lives had been ruined by her sister's crimes.

Trial date set for 'Boston bomber'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:46
A judge sets a November trial date for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev, rejecting defence lawyer pleas for more time.

Triple killer's accomplices guilty

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:45
Two accomplices of "sadistic" triple killer Joanna Dennehy are convicted of helping her dispose of the bodies during her 12-day spree of violence.

Ex-Guildhall teacher on rape charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:45
A musician who taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama is charged with 15 historical offences including rape and false imprisonment.

Justice Thomas: Americans More Race Conscious Now Than In '60s

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:44

Speaking to university students in Florida, Clarence Thomas also said that "the worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites."

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US sinkhole swallows museum cars

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:31
A sinkhole swallows eight rare automobiles at a sports car museum in the US state of Kentucky, including two vehicles on loan.

Farrell a major leader - Wilkinson

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:31
England's 2003 World Cup winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson backs current number 10 Owen Farrell to shine in the 2015 event.

Lucasfilm to open London ILM outpost

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:30
Industrial Light and Magic, the visual effects division of Star Wars producer Lucasfilm, is to open a facility in London to work on the effects for the upcoming next instalment in the series.

VIDEO: Counting the cost of UK flood crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:12
There will be "no penny pinching" when it comes to funding flood relief efforts, David Cameron has said as he announced extra financial help.

Italy PM fights for political future

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:03
Italian PM Enrico Letta holds talks with party leader Matteo Renzi amid speculation that he is about to be replaced by his younger rival.

Hodgson rules out Terry return

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:00
England manager Roy Hodgson rules out the prospect of Chelsea's John Terry returning for this summer's World Cup.

No penny pinching over floods - PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:00
David Cameron says he will spend "whatever is necessary" on the relief effort for flood-hit communities but Ed Miliband questions the "grand promise".

Starr held over new sex abuse claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:54
Comedian Freddie Starr is arrested for a fourth time by police investigating allegations of sexual abuse.

Five arrested in dark net crackdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:48
Four Dutch men and a German have been arrested as part of an operation that led to the closure of a hidden website that allegedly sold illegal goods.

'Dozens killed' by Nigeria militants

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:40
Around 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack on a north-east Nigerian town by Islamist militants.

Saving species a 'great moral cause'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:38
"The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever" if poaching is allowed to eradicate endangered species, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

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