National / International News

VIDEO: Llama on the loose in Littleborough

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:37
A llama that fled from a field in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, after being scared by a dog, managed to evade capture for six hours.

Christmas trees munched by goats

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:12
Goats at a Dorset community farm are used as an alternative means of recycling Christmas trees.

Rep. Steve Scalise: 'I Went And Spoke To Any Group That Called'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:01

The recently-elected majority whip in the House is explaining his appearance at a gathering of white supremacists. Scalise says when he spoke to the group, he had no knowledge of the ties.

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Broncos aim for Super League return

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 04:00
Owner David Hughes says London Broncos' new-look squad are capable of securing an immediate return to Super League.

Camilla's stolen tree to be replaced

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:58
A stolen Wedding Cake tree which was planted by the Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the marriage of William and Kate will be replaced.

North Sea field starts production

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:49
Production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea has started, BP announces.

Greece sent back to brink of crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:29
Greeks are preparing for more political turmoil, after MPs rejected the government's presidential nominee and triggered snap parliamentary elections, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson.

House prices and the economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:27
UK housing figures just out show that prices have risen fairly strongly this year, but are slowing.

PODCAST: Consumer confidence trending upwards

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-30 03:00

Investors in Europe have been moving their portfolios away from risk in the day since it became clear a new general election will occur in Greece in the coming weeks. More on that. Plus, the last snapshot of American consumer confidence for the year came out today. Consumer Confidence rose from November to December. We have context on those statistics. And we'll also talk about the current state of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

AirAsia says debris is missing plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:59
Indonesian officials confirm that bodies and debris found in Indonesia's Java Sea are from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday.

Court boost to India BJP chief

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:56
The powerful chief of India's governing BJP party Amit Shah is cleared in the extra-judicial killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, a Muslim civilian.

VIDEO: Football as an alternative to gangs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:52
The BBC's Alpa Patel reports on a social programme built around football hopes to give young people an alternative to gang violence.

Assault charge MP pleads not guilty

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:49
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce appears in court in Westminster charged with common assault and criminal damage.

Venezuela denies ice-cream crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:40
Venezuelan officials deny reports that a milk shortage is behind the temporary closure of an ice-cream shop famous for its wide range of flavours.

AirAsia Crash: Rescue Crews Pull Bodies, Find Plane Wreckage In Java Sea

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:40

An Indonesian navy spokesman told reporters a ship had recovered dozens of bodies. AirAsia said Indonesia had confirmed the wreckage was that of the Airbus carrying 162 people.

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Jubilee gifts for Singapore babies

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:37
Government will give out gift packs for every new citizen born in 2015, to mark Singapore's 50th birthday.

Sony hackers 'shared' stolen logins

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:33
Data that helped hackers access Sony's internal network came from another group targeting the firm, reports the Washington Post.

VIDEO: Why is there a science skills gap?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:20
The BBC's Steph McGovern is looking at the skills shortages facing employers in Britain.

Bin lorry victim out of hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:08
An 18-year-old woman who was injured in the George Square bin lorry crash has been released from hospital.

Barca transfer ban appeal rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 02:08
Barcelona will not be allowed to sign players in 2015 after an appeal against a transfer ban is dismissed.