National / International News

Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:20
As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?

Britain's Manliest Man crowned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:10
A Lincolnshire RAF pilot has been crowned Britain's Manliest Man ahead of 40 other finalists.

What are negative interest rates?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:02
Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?

£5m mortgage fraudsters jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:30
Four people who applied for bogus mortgages worth £5m are given jail sentences.

Man guilty of cling film 'sex death'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:14
A man is found guilty of causing the death of a man during a sex game involving cling film at a flat in Dover.

Two more join axe murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:12
Two more people will join an inquiry into the murder of a Welsh private investigator killed almost 30 years ago, the Home Secretary announces.

Windows browser choice system ends

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:09
A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years

PM intervention not 'serious effort'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:56
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says last week's intervention in the Stormont talks by the British and Irish Prime Ministers was not "a serious effort".

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:54

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

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VIDEO: Footage of Kenya parliament scuffles

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:49
Footage shows Kenyan MPs trading blows amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.

Women bishops fast-tracked to Lords

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:44
A temporary change to the way the 26 "spiritual" seats in the Lords are allocated will allow women bishops to be represented as soon as possible, the government says.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:32
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Caption Challenge: Light costume

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:30
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Friday marks election campaign start

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:30
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.

Abuse inquiry investigates murders

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:29
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders at locations including military establishments as part of a child abuse inquiry, police say.

New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:28

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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Churchill painting sells for £1.8m

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:19
A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sells for almost £1.8m at auction, almost double the previous record for one of his artworks.

VIDEO: Transport Committee

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:18
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

Launchbury to miss Six Nations

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:16
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.

Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:13
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.