National / International News

Air crash relatives meet in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:40
The families of two air tragedies have been brought together in Scotland in a "deeply moving" experience, during a BBC Alba programme.

Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Deadly New Year's Eve Stampede

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:23

The city government in Shanghai has fired four top officials and disciplined seven others for insufficient preparation and response to the New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36 people.

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£19m owed in unpaid court fines

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:18
The Stormont government is owed £19m in unpaid court fines and penalties, according to the found.

NI learner drivers 'pay double fee'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:16
Learner drivers in Northern Ireland are being charged nearly twice the price for a provisional licence compared to elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

State Of The Union Primer: What President Obama Proposed

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:13

After what he called a "breakthrough year," the president set caution aside. He called for expanded tax credits to help working families and for paid sick leave for workers who don't already have it.

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Australia detains Malaysian convict

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:12
Australian authorities detain a man sentenced to death in Malaysia for the murder a Mongolian woman in 2006, local media say.

Water dispute tops committee agenda

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 21:12
Stormont's regional development committee is to hold an urgent meeting over a dispute that is disrupting water supplies at thousands of properties.

How children's scooters transformed the school run

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:57
How children's scooters transformed the school run

Readers' gripes about TV depictions of their jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:41
Readers' gripes about how their jobs are portrayed on screen

Staging Oppenheimer's nuclear story

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:32
The RSC depicts the 'father of the nuclear bomb'

China punishes stampede officials

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:25
China says four district officials have been sacked over a stampede on New Year's Eve in Shanghai that left 36 people dead.

NHS: The parties' spending plans

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:22
With the NHS facing an estimated £30bn funding gap by 2020, what are the political parties proposing to do?

Yemen situation 'critical' - rebels

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:12
The leader of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen says the country is at a critical moment, hours after his forces shelled the president's home.

'Gender divide' in religious belief

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:06
A gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God, with a poll suggesting more men describe themselves as atheists or agnostics.

Call for death certificate changes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:56
The lack of reform to the death certificate system 15 years since the conviction of Harold Shipman is "incomprehensible", a leading pathologist says.

Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:54

There was the official GOP response, but many members who didn't get their moment in the spotlight took to Twitter.

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Albuquerque Selects Independent Monitor To Oversee Police Reforms

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:51

The monitor is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the Albuquerque Police Department's excessive use of force.

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Murray eases into round three

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:37
Andy Murray makes short work of local hope Marinko Matosevic on the hottest day so far at this year's Australian Open.

VIDEO: Obama: Tonight, we turn the page

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:28
US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.

Care cuts 'leave old high and dry'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:27
Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care and support they provide, Age UK says.