National / International News

Qatar 'to ease foreign worker laws'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:32
Qatar proposes a new law to change controversial legislation on foreign workers amid mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.

For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:22

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.

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Labour MP defends 'rapists' tweet

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:18
Labour MP Austin Mitchell rejects calls to apologise for comparing Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca to rape in a Twitter message.

VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
A young boy had a lucky escape when a neighbour's dog attacked him while playing on his bike.

Is the Russell Group really an 'oligarchy'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
Sean Coughlan on the Russell Group's marketing success

Tropical storms migrate toward poles

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:09
Tropical storms have been migrating northwards and southwards towards the poles for the past 30 years, a study suggests.

Water use boosts California quakes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:08
Extracting water for human activities is increasing the number of small earthquakes being triggered in California.

Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:00
Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is made the focus of a criminal investigation into tax fraud in Portugal weeks before the World Cup.

'Colombia Three' appeal unopposed

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:53
The Public Prosecution Service says it will not oppose an appeal by one of the so-called Colombia Three against a weapons conviction.

Pardew to stay in charge of Newcastle

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:46
Alan Pardew will remain Newcastle's manager the club states following rumours they were talking to other candidates.

Ulissi beats Evans to Giro stage win

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:39
Italian Diego Ulissi outsprints 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to win stage five of Giro d'Italia.

School crash driver wore flip flops

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:38
A driver was wearing flip flops when he crashed into a lollipop lady and injured five pupils on a school crossing in south Wales, a court has heard.

In A New Twist To A Poignant Tale, Oscar-Winning Director Found Dead

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:32

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.

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Villagers 'repel Boko Haram attack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
Villagers in northern Nigeria say they have repelled an attack by suspected militants amid reports of unrest amongst disgruntled soldiers in Maiduguri.

School pupils ill over 'legal high'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
A group of pupils are treated at a Pembrokeshire school following an incident which police say may have been linked to taking a 'legal high'.

Osborne explains currency stance

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:28
Chancellor George Osborne insists again that a currency union after Scottish independence would not work and has been "ruled out".

Cavern Club fights for name rights

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:24
The Cavern Club in Liverpool takes the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who has the right to use the Cavern name in the US.

Hospital staff test negative for Mers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:15
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case and begin showing flu-like symptoms have tested negative for the virus.

Uganda's HIV-prevention law 'flawed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:07
A bill passed by MPs in Uganda which criminalises the transmission of HIV is criticised by campaigners as impeding the fight against Aids.

Rolf Harris 'two to tango' claim

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:58
Rolf Harris said "it takes two to tango" when confronted with claims of sex abuse, the brother of one of his alleged victims tells the entertainer's trial.
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