National / International News

PM unveils new migration crackdown

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 05:35
David Cameron unveils measures to "significantly reduce" the scale of UK migration from outside the EU at prime minister's questions.

MEPs in bitter split on EU-US trade

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 05:31
The European Parliament's last-minute cancellation of a debate exposes deep divisions over trade talks with the US.

Villa to offer Benteke new deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 05:17
Aston Villa will offer striker Christian Benteke a new deal this summer, says chief executive Tom Fox.

Is the Home Office attempting to 'body-swerve' official drugs advisers?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 05:07
The Home Secretary and her statutory advisers on drug policy may be heading for a showdown over government plans to deal with so-called "legal highs".

Plane crash link to data-wipe error

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 05:07
A military plane crash was probably caused by computer files being accidentally wiped from three of its engines, according to investigators.

VIDEO: Band leader James Last dies at 86

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:54
A look back at the long career of big band leader James Last, who has died in Florida aged 86.

Video row in France right to die case

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:53
Campaigners fighting a decision to take a paralysed man off life support have sparked controversy in France by releasing a video of him in hospital.

Fake mobile towers 'snoop on public'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:51
Fake mobile towers that scoop up data from passing phones are routinely being used in London, an investigation by Sky News suggests.

Consumers In 'Grandfathered' Health Plans Can Face Higher Costs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:37

These older policies existed before the health law was enacted in 2010 and haven't change much. They cover about a quarter of insured workers, and aren't subject to the same rules as Obamacare plans.

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Pope creates child abuse tribunal

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:37
Pope Francis approves the creation of a tribunal to hear cases of bishops accused of covering up child abuse by paedophile priests.

Putin, Pope Francis Will Meet At Vatican

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to bring up the crisis in Ukraine. The meeting will be the second between the two men.

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VIDEO: Puffins 'at risk of extinction'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:14
Across Europe puffins have been classified as at risk of extinction because of climate change and a lack of food.

Tory MPs want schools funding reform

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 04:05
Backbench Conservative MPs are demanding government action to help schools in England facing a financial crisis.

Fellaini doubtful to face Wales

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:58
Belgium forward Marouane Fellaini is a doubt for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.

Wrexham pair deny crossbow murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:57
Two Wrexham men go on trial accused of murder after a man was shot with a crossbow, stabbed and then fell from a third floor balcony on the town's Caia Park estate.

Is this the perfect size of carry-on bag?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:47
Is this the perfect size for carry-on bag?

'No intervention' on pension firms

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:46
The government will not intervene to force pension providers to deliver on promised freedoms, the pensions minister tells the BBC

PMQs: Harman accuses PM of 'gloating'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:45
Harriet Harman accuses David Cameron of "gloating" after his election win and told him to "show a bit more class".

MPs to debate votes for 16-year-olds

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:45
MPs will get a chance to vote on lowering the voting age to 16, David Cameron says at prime minister's questions.

Venezuela in oil spat with Guyana

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 03:32
Venezuela demands that neighbouring Guyana stop US oil company Exxon from carrying out oil exploration in disputed waters.