National / International News

Reasons for optimism over Eurozone economy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:13
Duncan Weldon suggests three reasons why the Eurozone's economic prospects may soon begin to improve.

NHS 'must step in' over Avastin row

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:07
Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.

VIDEO: Green leader stumbles in interview

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:58
The Green party leader, Natalie Bennett, has said she is embarrassed by a radio interview she gave on Tuesday morning in which she appeared unable to answer questions about her party's policies.

Five ways a winter World Cup would be different

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:52
What would the knock-on effects of a winter World Cup be for British fans?

Dating site killer jailed for life

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:51
A 47-year-old man is jailed for for murdering a woman he met on a dating website.

Syriza dumps Marx for Blair

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:49
In the short course of the latest Greek financial crisis, Syriza appears to have transformed itself from what in the UK would be seen as traditional leftists into Blairites.

VIDEO: Global sinkholes explained - in 60 secs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:45
A brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history.

Separatists In Ukraine Say They're Pulling Heavy Weapons Back

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:32

In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.

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Property sales dropped in January

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:02
UK property sales fell in January, dropping by 6% compared with a year ago, but estate agents' views vary on the significance of the decrease.

VIDEO: See Nelson's Column under construction

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:02
Salt and print photography - the earliest form of paper photography - produced some amazing images, including Nelson's Column under construction

ISIS Reportedly Abducts Dozens Of Christians In Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:53

The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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VIDEO: Ground literally opens up for couple

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:49
Local bus CCTV has caught the moment a sinkhole opened up in a pavement beneath two South Korean pedestrians.

Where's the evidence for Lincoln's legal high problem?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:46
Lincoln's council is planning a ban on so-called "legal highs" - but they have little evidence to suggest they are a threat to public order.

Super-prison to be publicly run

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:34
A new super-prison for more than 2,000 inmates will be publicly run, with a third of services outsourced to the private sector or charities.

Day in pictures: 24 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:22
Images from around the world: 24 February

Low inflation temporary, says Carney

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:19
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK's low inflation is temporary and will return to its 2% target within two years.

Teenage girl hit by car in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:15
A teenage girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car in east Belfast.

BBC One axes New Tricks series

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:14
BBC One's detective series New Tricks is to end after 12 series so the channel can "increase the range of drama".

Marijuana Is Now Legal In Alaska, The Third U.S. State To OK Pot

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:12

The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It's still illegal to sell marijuana in Alaska.

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Animals rescued from Mexican zoo

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:09
Environmental officers rescue 101 animals from a zoo in Mexico where they were being held in "deplorable" conditions.