National / International News

Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:44
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.

Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:40

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

» E-Mail This

Day in pictures: 18 December 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:31
Images from around the world: 18 December

VIDEO: 'He threw me down three flights of stairs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:22
The law on domestic violence in England and Wales is being changed to include "coercive and controlling behaviour".

Fall in oil prices 'temporary'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:21
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.

Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:20
As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?

Britain's Manliest Man crowned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:10
A Lincolnshire RAF pilot has been crowned Britain's Manliest Man ahead of 40 other finalists.

What are negative interest rates?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:02
Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?

£5m mortgage fraudsters jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:30
Four people who applied for bogus mortgages worth £5m are given jail sentences.

Man guilty of cling film 'sex death'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:14
A man is found guilty of causing the death of a man during a sex game involving cling film at a flat in Dover.

Two more join axe murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:12
Two more people will join an inquiry into the murder of a Welsh private investigator killed almost 30 years ago, the Home Secretary announces.

Windows browser choice system ends

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:09
A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years

PM intervention not 'serious effort'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:56
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says last week's intervention in the Stormont talks by the British and Irish Prime Ministers was not "a serious effort".

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:54

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

» E-Mail This

VIDEO: Footage of Kenya parliament scuffles

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:49
Footage shows Kenyan MPs trading blows amid a chaotic parliamentary session called to push through a tough new security bill.

Women bishops fast-tracked to Lords

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:44
A temporary change to the way the 26 "spiritual" seats in the Lords are allocated will allow women bishops to be represented as soon as possible, the government says.

VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:32
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.

Caption Challenge: Light costume

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:30
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Friday marks election campaign start

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:30
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.

Abuse inquiry investigates murders

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 03:29
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders at locations including military establishments as part of a child abuse inquiry, police say.

Pages