National / International News

Scrum caps, jinxes and a £120m windfall

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:32
BBC Sport takes a look at some of the stories behind this weekend's Football League play-off finals.

Woman who liberated S Korea's housewives

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:22
The South Korean who liberated the country's housewives

Your Roommate In The Nursing Home Might Be A Bedbug

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:14

If you're in a medical facility, bedbugs should not be on your worry list. But infestations of the bloodsucking insects in nursing homes and hospitals are on the rise.

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VIDEO: The Iraqi refugees displaced by IS

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:54
As thousands of people are forced to flee as Islamic State fighters advance in Iraq and Syria. John Simpson visits a camp for displaced people in west Baghdad.

Ninth charge over Hatton Garden raid

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:53
Police investigating Hatton Garden jewellery raid in London charge a ninth man with conspiracy to burgle.

Reporter guilty over police payments

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:53
Sun crime reporter Anthony France is found guilty at the Old Bailey of paying a police officer at Heathrow Airport for story tips.

B&B cannabis growing trio sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:53
A couple and son who admitted conspiring to supply cannabis from their Denbighshire guest house are given suspended jail terms.

NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:52
NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year

VIDEO: How Eurovision changed over 60 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:46
Lizo Mzimba reports from Vienna where final preparations are underway for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final.

Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:46

The agency that administers Obamacare in California moved to make expensive medicines more affordable in 2016. In most plans, patients will pay no more than $150 or $250 a month.

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Carmichael admits Sturgeon memo leak

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:33
Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael admits he was behind the leak of a memo which suggested Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to remain as PM.

VIDEO: UK's worst train crash 100 years on

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:29
Friday marks 100 years since Britain's worst rail crash that claimed the lives of 226 people, the Quintinshill rail disaster.

VIDEO: Telecoms firm Telecel's fate unclear

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:28
As Telecel's operating licence is cancelled, concern mounts for its employees and the possible impact on Zimbabwe's economy.

Who is Savage's manager of the year?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:28
Robbie Savage reveals his choice for Premier League manager of the year, and four other bosses who deserve credit.

Bank of Scotland to close branches

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:07
Bank of Scotland announces plans to close more than a dozen branches in Scotland this year, following a strategic review.

Man gives daughter away in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:05
The daughter of a cancer patient gets married in hospital to grant him his "dying wish".

Can you reduce sugar in food without anyone noticing?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:03
Can you reduce sugar in food without anyone noticing?

2 Biker Rallies: One White, One Black — One 'Badass,' The Other, Just 'Bad'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:48

A pair of motorcycle rallies in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — one black, one white — tell us a lot about who gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to biker culture.

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The amazing elephant selfie. But is it a world first?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:46
Thai elephant stuns tourist with stolen 'elfie'

Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 05:37
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.