National / International News

DoE reject council's dog dirt plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 23:07
A plan to fine dog owners in Belfast who fail to carry bags or other means to clean up after their pet is rejected by the Department of the Environment.

Goulding up for Brit video prize

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 22:48
Singer Ellie Goulding features in two of the five nominees for the newly resurrected Brit for best British video, to be decided by a live vote on the night of this year's awards.

California Given 2 More Years To Reduce Prison Numbers

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 22:23

Federal judges on Monday gave California two more years to meet a court-ordered prison population cap. It's the latest step in a long-running lawsuit aimed at improving inmate medical care.

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NI 'had worst recession in UK'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 22:19
Northern Ireland suffered the steepest fall in living standards during the recession, compared to all other regions of the UK, a new report suggests.

Call to give more help to veterans

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 22:03
More must be done to help those who leave the armed forces, after a short career, to move back into civilian life, a report is expected to say.

Flood concern and neknomination fear

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 21:41
Tuesday's papers report more flood misery, the ban on smoking in cars carrying children and the first UK deaths said to be from the neknomination fad.

Alcott - skiing's 'bionic' woman

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 21:20
Alpine skier Chemmy Alcott hopes to aid British success at Sochi after "one of the toughest challenges" of her life just to get there

Myanma Air signs nearly $1bn deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 20:50
Burma's national carrier signs a nearly $1bn (£584m) deal to lease 10 new Boeing 737 jets as it looks to revamp and expand its ageing fleet.

EU agrees to open Cuba negotiations

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 20:36
The European Union agrees to launch negotiations with Cuba aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the Communist-run island.

What's the point of school?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 19:35
There's more to school than history and maths

Welcome to the role model club

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 19:30
Society needs to stop looking at role models as superhuman and instead embrace their mistakes as well as their successes, argues Anne Marie Imafidon.

Warning over 'casual sex' apps

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 19:15
The National Crime Agency warns people who use "hook-up" apps to meet for casual sex to ensure their partner is above the age of consent.

Prison for 'fast and furious' gunman

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 19:09
A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a US border agent, which was linked to a botched anti-gun-trafficking sting.

Report Links Sprinter Tyson Gay's Doping To Anti-Aging Cream

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:45

Tyson Gay, the American track star whose comeback was derailed by failed drug tests in 2013, is believed to have used a cream containing banned substances he obtained from an Atlanta anti-aging specialist, according to ProPublica and Sports Illustrated.

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Ministers 'will ban car smoking'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:44
The UK government will make it a criminal offence to smoke in cars in England when children are passengers, a Downing Street source says.

CAR faces threat of food crisis

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:29
Aid groups warn the continued mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic could lead to a market collapse, worsening the food crisis.

AP removes 'altered' Fidel photos

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:17
The Associated Press news agency is deleting seven "digitally altered" photos of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro from its archive.

A photographic history of freedom

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:16
Ten photographs that depict the history of freedom

Hollande arrives for US state visit

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:06
French President Francois Hollande arrives in the US for a state visit, as he and President Barack Obama tout their "deepening partnership".

VIDEO: Sex trade crackdown in China

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 18:03
Police in China have launched a crackdown on the sex trade in Dongguan, following a state TV report on prostitution in the southern city.

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