National / International News

VIDEO: Ebola epidemic 'could have bumpy tail'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 00:49
Leading Ebola scientist, Professor Peter Piot, tells the BBC the epidemic is 'in decline' but is likely to last until the end of 2015 as he warns against complacency.

Mapp and Lucia: Genteel enemies

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 00:48
Mapp and Lucia revive their genteel war

Heskey signs short-term Bolton deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 00:46
Former England striker Emile Heskey joins Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a short-term contract.

St Louis police kill black teenager

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 00:40
US police shoot dead a black teenager who they say was armed, sparking angry scenes in St Louis, near the scene of Michael Brown's killing.

Matic backs Chelsea for quadruple

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 00:17
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident his side can win an unprecedented quadruple this season.

Arrest sought for 'nut rage' exec

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 00:06
Prosecutors in South Korea seek an arrest warrant for a Korean Air executive at the centre of a storm over how nuts were served to her on a plane.

Warplane 'crashes in northern Syria'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:46
A warplane has crashed near the Islamic State-held northern Syrian city of Raqqa, reports say.

Clarke could return for World Cup

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:38
Australia captain Michael Clarke says he could return from injury in time for the World Cup, which starts in February.

FTSE higher after Wall Street rally

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:34
London's leading shares edge higher on Wednesday as the market's last session before Christmas begins.

Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:25

With this year's enrollment in Obamacare brisk, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says she's not worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may yet overturn a key provision of the law.

» E-Mail This

Deford: It's Hard To Write A Christmas Story About Sport

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:24

Linking sports and the Christmas spirit is a true challenge, says commentator Frank Deford. "The idea of sports is to beat the other fellow," he says, "while the idea of Christmas is to be giving."

» E-Mail This

How to track Father Christmas online

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:23
Combine technology with your imagination and you can track Santa's progress as he delivers presents to children worldwide.

Christmas In Liberia: Ebola Fears, No Snow, Holiday Spirit

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:23

The deadly virus has cast a shadow over the country. Nonetheless, many Liberians are determined to have a happy Christmas and a hopeful new year.

» E-Mail This

For Syria's President, The Year Ends Better Than It Began

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:22

Syria's civil war is still raging with no end in sight. But Bashar Assad remains entrenched in Damascus and many argue his position improved over the year as the U.S. began bombing the Islamic State.

» E-Mail This

The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:20

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.

» E-Mail This

Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Threaten To Bust Prison Budgets

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:18

Inmates in the U.S. have a high rate of infection with chronic hepatitis C — up to 35 percent or more by some estimates. New drugs introduced this year can cure the disease quickly, but at a cost.

» E-Mail This

BBC Sport's Christmas quiz 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:06
Gold medals, 'photobombs' and Usain Bolt dancing - how much do you remember about the sporting year?

Somers feared for Rangers board role

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:01
David Somers was worried he would lose his Rangers chairmanship if Dave King's consortium succeeded with a funding offer.

Appeal after woman, 90, hit by car

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:01
Police appeal for witnesses after a 90-year-old woman is critically injured when she was hit by a car in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Shinzo Abe re-elected Japan PM

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 23:00
Japanese MPs re-elect Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his landslide victory in snap elections this month.