National / International News

Abuse inquiry 'must not drag on'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:11
The historical child sex abuse inquiry in England and Wales will not be allowed to "drag on" and must have achievable goals, says its new chairwoman.

Woman's home is to be demolished

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:07
A grandmother who lost her fight against two retail giants is expected to have her Ceredigion home demolished.

Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:04

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.

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VIDEO: Taiwan plane wreckage moved

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:59
Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for the 12 people who remain unaccounted for after a plane crashed in a river.

I must play loan players - McDowall

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:57
Rangers boss Kenny McDowall says he has been told by the club that all five players signed on loan from Newcastle must be in his starting XI.

Office named best show in 20 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:56
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's breakout hit The Office is named the best TV show of the past 20 years at the Broadcast Awards.

Drowned author 'failed by NHS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:54
A critically acclaimed author who drowned three days after he was discharged from hospital and told to seek counselling was "let down" by the NHS, a report finds.

Delhi protest against church attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:48
Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, detain dozens of people who were protesting against recent attacks on churches in the city.

Your pictures: Umbrellas

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:20
Readers' photos on the theme of "umbrellas"

Deeside jobs hope after road funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:15
First Minster Carwyn Jones is in Deeside to announce funding for a new highway that could create up to 5,000 jobs on Deeside Enterprise Zone.

Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Supporters Say Imprisioned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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New Horizons mission eyes Pluto

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 00:00
The New Horizons probe returns new pictures of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.

Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

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A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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House prices bounce back in January

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:38
House prices "bounced back" in January, with the Halifax reporting a quarterly rise of 1.9% across the UK.

Lennon angry with 'rubbish' referee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:31
Bolton manager Neil Lennon says referee Roger East "spoiled" their FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat by Liverpool.

VIDEO: US expats panic-buy British chocolate

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:12
Expat Brits in America face missing out on some of their favourite chocolates, after a ban on the import of some of Britain's best-loved treats.

Ten moments that shocked World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:10
From Leverock's lunge to Kapil's catch and the 'Fredalo', BBC Sport relives 10 jaw-dropping incidents at the World Cup.

Brian Williams sorry for Iraq story

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 23:09
Brian Williams, one of America's top news anchors, apologises after admitting that accounts he gave about coming under fire in Iraq were not true.