National / International News

'Wrong body' cremated at MEP funeral

BBC - 16 hours 50 min ago
The body of a man was cremated by mistake at the funeral of an MEP with an almost identical name, the BBC understands.

Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe

NPR News - 16 hours 54 min ago

Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic and a slippery "wintry mix" causes the closing of federal government offices.

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Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city

BBC - 17 hours 6 min ago
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants has forced about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.

ECB raises eurozone growth forecast

BBC - 17 hours 6 min ago
The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, up from 1% previously, while keeping interest rates unchanged at 0.05%.

'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further

NPR News - 17 hours 9 min ago

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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Top US circus to end elephant act

BBC - 17 hours 10 min ago
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.

MPs call for Mumsnet spy recruitment

BBC - 17 hours 11 min ago
UK intelligence services need to recruit more female spies, particularly middle-aged women and mothers, by using websites such as Mumset, MPs say.

Singapore Court Sentences Two Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

NPR News - 17 hours 13 min ago

The pair were tracked down and arrested in Malaysia last November. For spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train car, they are sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane.

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Firmus cuts gas bills for some homes

BBC - 17 hours 16 min ago
Firmus Energy, the gas supply company, is to cut prices for customers in the greater Belfast area, but prices will not change for those outside the city.

Tanzania albino killers face death

BBC - 17 hours 17 min ago
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.

Caption Challenge: Big ball of fluff and twigs

BBC - 17 hours 22 min ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Ministers to review murder case

BBC - 17 hours 31 min ago
The case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay will be referred to ministers, William Hague tells MPs.

Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

BBC - 17 hours 41 min ago
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.

Hall and Oates sue over cereal name

BBC - 17 hours 46 min ago
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.

Incendiary bomb found at police base

BBC - 17 hours 56 min ago
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.

Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ

BBC - 17 hours 58 min ago
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.

Warburton and Biggar fit for Wales

BBC - 18 hours 2 min ago
Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.

North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

NPR News - 18 hours 6 min ago

Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

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Day in pictures

BBC - 18 hours 11 min ago
Images from around the world: 5 March

Kenyan TV channels end blackout

BBC - 18 hours 12 min ago
Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals.

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