National / International News

Freedom of speech has limits - Pope

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:19
Pope Francis defends freedom of expression after the Paris attacks but says it has to have limits, as the funerals of four victims are held.

Google calls end to Glass experiment

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 09:00
Google ends sales of its Glass eyewear saying it wants to concentrate on developing future versions of the wearable device.

Gattuso applies for Hamilton post

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:58
Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso wants to be considered for the Hamilton Accies manager's job.

Romney 2016: The 'definition of insanity'?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:45
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hints at another campaign, leaving some conservatives scratching their heads.

Preacher jailed for child sex attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:40
A preacher who was found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls aged between nine and 16 is sentenced to four and half years in prison.

Man hunted in PC murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:35
A European arrest warrant is issued for a 30-year-old man by detectives investigating the murder of PC Neil Doyle.

Hawaii As 'Racial Paradise'? Bid For Obama Library Invokes A Complex Past

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:30

Professor Ellen Wu writes about how the mythology — and the history — of Hawaii as a multicultural melting pot may affect its chances of hosting the Obama Presidential Library.

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Unusual activities to get you moving

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:29
Seven unusual ways to get more active

Men jailed for eye-loss belt attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:28
Two men are jailed for a "savage" assault during which a 32-year-old man lost his left eye.

Liverpool in talks over Origi return

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:22
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirms talks have been held about ending striker Divock Origi's loan spell at Lille early.

VIDEO: Pope throws punch on papal plane

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 08:15
Making a point about freedom of expression, Pope Francis tells journalists on the papal plane that his assistant could expect a punch if he ''cursed his mother''.

Pulis 'sad' to see Jewell leave

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:55
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is saddened by Paul Jewell's departure from his backroom team but says there is no ill-feeling.

VIDEO: Duchess 'blooming' on school visit

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:54
The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her first engagement of the year.

VIDEO: Google's phone that comes in bits

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:53
The BBC's Dave Lee takes a look at Project Ara, a Google concept smartphone that is made up of little interchangeable components.

Mojito Diplomacy: Chefs Plan Culinary Tours To Cuba

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:53

Several Miami-area chefs are leading tours for Americans to experience the tastes — and farm scene — of the communist island nation. They hope to foster cross-cultural dialogue through food and drink.

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Mixed fortunes for Whiley in Sydney

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:44
Britain's Jordanne Whiley loses in the women's singles at the Sydney International Open but reaches the doubles final.

Army OKs Female Soldiers For Ranger Training Program

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:44

For the first time ever, 60 women will participate in the grueling program. It's part of an effort by Pentagon officials to determine whether women can be assigned to ground combat units.

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The most popular #JeSuisCharlie songs

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:32
Musical tributes to the victims of Paris attacks

Child porn was 'Rasputin research'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:26
A Cornish bard accused of abuse tells a court he mistakenly accessed a website with indecent images of children while researching Rasputin.

VIDEO: What really happened in Baga attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 07:19
Watch how difficult it is to establish what happened in last week's attack by Boko Haram on the Nigerian town of Baga.