National / International News

Tel Aviv bus passengers stabbed

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:49
An attacker is shot and injured by security officers after stabbing at least nine people on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli police say.

1,700 village homes plan discussed

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:48
Councillors will discuss plans for a 1,700-home development in a north Wales village on Wednesday.

Second seed Sharapova survives scare

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:41
Maria Sharapova survives a huge scare at the Australian Open, saving two match points to beat world number 150 Alexandra Panova.

Air crash relatives meet in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:40
The families of two air tragedies have been brought together in Scotland in a "deeply moving" experience, during a BBC Alba programme.

Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Deadly New Year's Eve Stampede

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:23

The city government in Shanghai has fired four top officials and disciplined seven others for insufficient preparation and response to the New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36 people.

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£19m owed in unpaid court fines

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:18
The Stormont government is owed £19m in unpaid court fines and penalties, according to the found.

NI learner drivers 'pay double fee'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:16
Learner drivers in Northern Ireland are being charged nearly twice the price for a provisional licence compared to elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

State Of The Union Primer: What President Obama Proposed

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:13

After what he called a "breakthrough year," the president set caution aside. He called for expanded tax credits to help working families and for paid sick leave for workers who don't already have it.

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Australia detains Malaysian convict

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:12
Australian authorities detain a man sentenced to death in Malaysia for the murder a Mongolian woman in 2006, local media say.

Water dispute tops committee agenda

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:12
Stormont's regional development committee is to hold an urgent meeting over a dispute that is disrupting water supplies at thousands of properties.

How children's scooters transformed the school run

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:57
How children's scooters transformed the school run

Readers' gripes about TV depictions of their jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:41
Readers' gripes about how their jobs are portrayed on screen

Staging Oppenheimer's nuclear story

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:32
The RSC depicts the 'father of the nuclear bomb'

China punishes stampede officials

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:25
China says four district officials have been sacked over a stampede on New Year's Eve in Shanghai that left 36 people dead.

NHS: The parties' spending plans

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:22
With the NHS facing an estimated £30bn funding gap by 2020, what are the political parties proposing to do?

Yemen situation 'critical' - rebels

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:12
The leader of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen says the country is at a critical moment, hours after his forces shelled the president's home.

'Gender divide' in religious belief

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:06
A gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God, with a poll suggesting more men describe themselves as atheists or agnostics.

Call for death certificate changes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:56
The lack of reform to the death certificate system 15 years since the conviction of Harold Shipman is "incomprehensible", a leading pathologist says.

Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:54

There was the official GOP response, but many members who didn't get their moment in the spotlight took to Twitter.

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Albuquerque Selects Independent Monitor To Oversee Police Reforms

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:51

The monitor is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the Albuquerque Police Department's excessive use of force.

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