National / International News

Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:11
Highlights from this year's ceremony in London

VIDEO: Victim's plea after gang rape filmed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46
A Pakistani rape victim says she has been forced to seek justice after the rapists filmed and released the video of the act online.

Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Cameron: I'm fun and optimistic

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:39
David Cameron has described himself as fun and optimistic as he made a pitch to win over women voters.

Ex-Guatemalan president freed in US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:34
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo is released from jail in the United States after serving a sentence for taking $2.5m in bribes.

MPs call for reform of GM crops rules

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:31
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

Call to ban energy drinks for kids

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:26
Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.

Dispute over outdoor smoking ban call

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:23
Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.

Kevin Spacey to get special Olivier

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
Actor and theatre director Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards.

Victoria Cross for Afghan raid hero

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
A paratrooper who showed "complete disregard" for his own safety during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan is awarded the Victoria Cross.

No future for TV licence, MPs say

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:18
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

The return of a once-glorious train station

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01
Restoring former glories of an 18-storey railway station

Obama: "I Am Absolutely Confident... We're Doing Right Thing' On Immigration

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01

Speaking in Miami, Obama said his executive actions on immigration will ultimately be upheld by the court system. Still, Obama said, the only way to solve this permanently is through legislation.

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Australia's Qantas returns to profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:59
Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported its best half-year profit in four years as turnaround plans come to fruition.

Cheap oil: Asia's winners and losers

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:51
BBC World Service economics correspondent Andrew Walker look as the impact on Asian countries of the falling price of oil.

The decline of Nato defence spending

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:48
Most Nato members are cutting defence spending - even with increasing tensions in Russia, writes Jonathan Beale

Trident question comes to the surface

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:46
In 2016, the new government will have to decide whether to continue to invest in the Trident programme - and this could be a key issue in a hung Parliament, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: Tackling rugby with one arm

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:40
How a disabled boy keeps up with his rugby peers

Sir Cliff inquiry widens, and a Helmand hero

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:36
News of developments in the police probe into abuse claims made against Sir Cliff Richard, and pictures of Britain's newest Victoria Cross winner, occupy Thursday's front pages.

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