National / International News

VIDEO: Tsunami: Sri Lanka 10 years on

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 07:13
This week, the BBC is revisiting some of the areas that saw some of the worst devastation. Yogita Limaye has been to the south of Sri Lanka to see how people are getting on there.

Being Thin Doesn't Spare Asian-Americans From Diabetes Risk

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 07:07

Guidelines just out from the American Diabetes Association say Asian-Americans with a typically healthy body mass index can still be running a substantial risk for developing diabetes.

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Minibus crashes into River Lagan

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 07:02
A minibus crashes into the River Lagan in south Belfast.

The woman poised for power in Kashmir

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 07:02
The BBC profiles Mehbooba Mufti, who led her People's Democratic Party to win most seats in state assembly elections in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:56

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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Oyston must quit Blackpool - Belokon

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:51
Blackpool president Valeri Belokon says Karl Oyston should quit as chairman after sending abusive texts to a fan

UKIP's Roger Bird to leave post

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:49
UKIP general secretary Roger Bird has been cleared of wrongdoing over his relations with ex-candidate Natasha Bolter, but will leave his post early, the party says.

Arter faces 'surreal' Parker battle

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:48
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter will go head-to-head with brother-in-law Scott Parker of Fulham on Boxing Day.

Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:43
Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.

Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:40

When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.

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In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:36

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a house tour? Check out his video visit to variety of homes, from simple to "gigantic."

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Man in disabled bay tow stand-off

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:33
A driver who parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham is in a five-hour stand-off with the council after refusing to get out of his car to stop it being towed away.

Comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:31
Jeremy Lloyd, creator of BBC comedies 'Allo 'Allo! and Are You Being Served?, has died aged 84, his agent says.

Can I Keep My Marketplace Insurance If I Enroll In Medicare?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:29

While you can keep your private plan after you join Medicare, it may not make much sense financially. For one thing, you'd be disqualified from receiving marketplace premium subsidies.

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RBS steps up its forex inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:28
The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.

Gutierrez 'could return in January'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:17
Jonas Gutierrez could return to Newcastle's first team in January after overcoming testicular cancer, says boss Alan Pardew.

Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:11

The company received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer; there were 90 reports of injuries from burns. Customers should contact the company for a free repair kit.

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Man jailed for knocking boy off bike

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:08
A man who left his 11-year-old cousin with serious head injuries when he knocked him off his bike is jailed for two years.

US childhood 'safer' than in 1970s'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:08
Children in the United States are safer but also much more overweight than in the 1970s or 1990s, according to a long-term tracking study.

Man admits £2m heiress blackmail

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:02
A 37-year-old man from St Ives pleads guilty to trying to blackmail US heiress Haley Meijer out of £2m.