National / International News

'IS threat' against Japan hostages

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 22:55
A video purported to be from Islamic State militants demands $200m (£130m) in return for sparing the lives of two Japanese hostages.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 22:46
Man Utd place £50m price tag on David De Gea, Hummels plans to stay put, Fletcher linked with Spain move, plus more.

Police chief to meet MPs over data

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:59
The chief constable of British Transport Police will appear before MPs over the way the force handles information at its offices in Cardiff.

Private funds 'cannot plug' arts gap

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:55
One of Wales' most generous donors to the arts says it is not the role of private sponsors to plug the gaps left by cuts in public funds.

Higher cot death risk around smokers

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:51
Smoking is singled out as posing a particular risk of sudden unexplained infant death, according to study.

Despite Lower Oil Prices, IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:44

The International Monetary Fund lowered its growth forecasts over the next two years. It warned on Tuesday that weakness in most major economies will trump gains from lower oil prices.

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Sun 'drops topless Page Three images'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:41
The Sun newspaper will no longer feature Page Three pictures of topless women, the Times reports.

Water dispute talks set to resume

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:16
NI Water is set to resume talks with unions later on Tuesday in a bid to resolve a dispute that left thousands of customers without water.

Trust drops daily 'meals on wheels'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:14
A plan by a health trust to halt daily delivery of meals to older people at home is criticised by the SDLP's health spokesman.

£100m to tackle discharge delays

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:09
Funding of £100m is announced by the Scottish health secretary help tackle the issue of patients stuck waiting to be discharged from hospital.

Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:03

Once, judicial elections were a pretty tame affair, with relatively little money spent. Not anymore. On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears arguments on how candidates should be allowed to gather funding.

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Viewpoint: Would Athenian-style democracy work in the UK today?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:55
Would Athenian-style direct democracy work in the UK?

VIDEO: Mandelson: 'Mansion tax not answer'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:54
Labour's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth more than £2m is "crude" and "short-termist", says ex-Cabinet minister Lord Mandelson.

Does subliminal advertising work?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:49
Does subliminal advertising actually work?

UK government 'most transparent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:38
The UK government tops a global list looking at public access to official data.

BJP picks top policewoman for poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:27
India's governing BJP party names former senior policewoman Kiran Bedi as its candidate for chief minister in upcoming Delhi elections.

Abuse inquiry members to face MPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:23
Members of an inquiry into child sexual abuse will appear before MPs later, with the the inquiry still lacking a chairman after the first two appointees resigned.

Highway Overpass In Cincinnati Collapses, 1 Dead

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:14

Interstate 75 was closed southbound after an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge collapsed, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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MPs urge action on milk price cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:13
A cross-party committee of MPs urges the government to do more to protect dairy farmers from sharp falls in milk prices.

Jessie J: I was bullied as a teenager

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:11
Former Voice judge Jessie J says she was bullied after the medication she took to deal with a heart defect made her look like an "alien".