National / International News

Linklater gets Directors Guild nod

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:18
Richard Linklater receives his first Directors Guild of America (DGA) nomination for his coming-of-age film Boyhood.

Coventry named London Irish boss

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:12
Premiership side London Irish confirm the appointment of Tom Coventry as head coach for the start of the 2015-16 season.

UK housing market 'more restrained'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:10
Restrained sentiment among buyers and sellers is causing fluctuations in the UK housing market, with activity dropping recently, lenders say.

Woman's death treated as murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:04
The death of a woman whose body was found in a Fife caravan is being treated as murder by police.

£28m Bony 'has signed for Man City'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has completed his £28m move to Manchester City, says the Ivory Coast Football Federation.

Why Our Feelings Toward Some African-Americans Change On MLK Day

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03

Martin Luther King Day honors a great African-American leader — so you may think it's a day many Americans would also honor today's prominent African-Americans in our lives today. But you'd be wrong.

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U.S. Responsible For Paris Terror Attacks, Russian TV Network Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03

A Russian TV station has broadcast an unchallenged claim that the terrorist attacks in Paris were the work of U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Miami Rejects Hosting Cuban Consulate, But Tampa Wants It

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03

In anticipation of talks to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, Miami officials say they don't want a Cuban Consulate. In Tampa, though, officials say they'd welcome it.

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Homeland Security Budget Caught Up In Immigration Politics

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03

The House is set to pass a $40 billion spending bill that pays for the Department of Homeland Security to the end of the budget year — but also invalidates President Obama's executive actions on deportations.

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Tough Attorney General Pick Loretta Lynch Vies For Senate Confirmation

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 01:03

Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the vote. She could be the first black woman, and mom, to lead the Justice Department.

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VIDEO: Ageing without children 'taboo topic'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:31
The BBC's John Maguire speaks to older people living without relatives in Leeds and a charity set up to tackle the issue.

LRA commander 'in Ugandan custody'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:19
Rebel LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, wanted for war crimes, has been handed over to Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic, the US says.

More snow disruption in north west

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:11
The north west sees its second day of heavy snow fall causing more disruption to travel and school closures.

Transformers tops Razzie nominations

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:08
Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the Razzies awards, given to the worst films of 2014, with seven nominations including worst picture, screenplay and director.

EU lawyer approves ECB bond buying

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:08
A top EU lawyer has said that the European Central Bank's bond buying programme is legal.

Weather causes disruption to drivers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:05
Drivers are advised to take care after severe weather forces roads across Wales to close and causes traffic queues.

Hull theatre gets more rescue funds

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:52
Hull's Truck theatre is given an emergency grant of £250,000 by Arts Council England as it attempts to get out of financial trouble.

Carlisle 'getting stronger each day'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:44
Clarke Carlisle's wife says the former footballer is getting "stronger each day" as he recovers after a road accident.

GM crops: What do new rules mean?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:40
The EU has approved new rules on GM crops, designed to break the stalemate between pro- and anti-GM nations. What are the implications?

Hunt for stolen £16k bulldog puppy

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 23:38
Police are still searching for a rare bulldog puppy worth £16,000, which was snatched from its breeder's home.