National / International News

DJ gig cancelled over safety fears

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 11:24
A DJ Hardwell gig is cancelled in Edinburgh after more than 100 youngsters were treated by paramedics at his concert in Belfast.

650 jobs at bakery firm at risk

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 11:22
Around 650 jobs at a bakery in Newport are under threat as the company loses a multi-million pound cake contract.

First Evacuees Leave Syrian City Of Homs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 11:18

The Assad regime and rebel leaders agreed on a plan to allow some civilians to leave the besieged city and to let some aid go in. On Friday, about 80 people were brought out. The group was mostly older men, but included some women and children.

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Burgess can make RU impact - Farrell

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 11:10
England rugby union assistant coach Andy Farrell believes "warrior" Sam Burgess can make a successful cross-code switch.

Tube strike talks resume next week

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 11:05
Talks to resolve a dispute over plans to close all Tube ticket offices and cut jobs will resume next week in an attempt to avert a second strike.

Ford workers vote against strike

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:52
Workers at the car maker Ford have voted against strike action in a dispute over job security and pensions.

'Murder probe' into holiday death

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:51
An investigation for murder and possession of drugs is reportedly launched following the death of a south Wales woman in Bulgaria.

How The Meritocracy Myth Affects Women In Technology

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:43

The breathtaking lack of women in the tech industry has a real effect on one of America's most important economic and innovation engines. Join our running conversation on the cultural changes at play and what to do about it.

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Farrell plays down pitch concerns

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:39
England backs coach Andy Farrell is unconcerned at the prospect of the Murrayfield pitch cutting up against Scotland.

Ignore Roache case, Travis jury told

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:35
The judge in the trial of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has warned jurors to ignore other celebrity cases when considering their verdict.

Lifetime ban for pram crash driver

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:33
A disabled woman who knocked down three people, including a baby in a pram, is banned from driving for life.

Panama Canal work stops in cost row

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:30
The Spanish-led consortium working on a project to widen the Panama Canal confirms work has been suspended amid a row over cost overruns.

Wine Wisdom With A Wink: A Slacker's Guide To Selecting Vino

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:29

Bewildered in the wine aisle or staring at a wine menu? A cheeky infographic offers solid advice on getting the most bang for your buck, whether you're looking for wines to cook, date or get drunk with.

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Far Out Photo: Earth As 'Evening Star' Over Mars

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 10:09

The Curiosity rover has sent back an image that shows a tiny bright dot over the Mars horizon. It's Earth. Compare that to other famous photos of our planet taken from space.

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10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 09:54
US military dogs are senior to their handlers and more nuggets

ICC opens CAR war crime probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 09:46
The ICC's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Central African Republic.

Evans into maiden ATP Tour semi-final

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 09:46
Briton Dan Evans reaches his first ATP Tour semi-final as he beats third seed Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Zagreb Indoors.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 09:46
Chelsea interested in Liverpool's Suarez, Martinez on Arsenal list, Chelsea's Cole set to leave, plus more.

4 Gay Activists Arrested In Russia As Olympics Kick Off

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 09:38

The activists unfurled a banner quoting the Olympic Charter's ban on discrimination. Preceding the Olympics, Russia passed a ban on gay "propaganda."

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Man arrested after firearms search

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 09:36
A man is arrested after a police search for unlawfully-held firearms in a Gwynedd village.

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