National / International News

Philippines murder charge for marine

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:41
Prosecutors in the Philippines charge a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipino transgender woman.

Pirate Bay 'copy' goes online

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:35
Isohunt, a website providing access to mostly pirated material, has put online a clone of closed-down rival The Pirate Bay

Could Aleppo plan cut Syrian bloodshed?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:27
Could a UN plan to freeze hostilities in the embattled city of Aleppo really be a fruitful first step towards reducing violence in Syria, asks the BBC's Lyse Doucet

Three deny £814,000 bus firm fraud

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:25
Three people deny claiming the firm carried more concessionary passengers than was true.

Nigerian oil workers go on strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:21
Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions begin a nationwide strike, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.

Sex attacks ex-police officer jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:20
A former police officer convicted of sex attacks on two women and a string of assaults is jailed for 12 years at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Three arrested in dissident probe

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:16
Three men are arrested in connection with an investigation into dissident republican terrorist activity.

PODCAST: Fighting drought with technology

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:00

Renewed concern in Russia with the ruble slipping yet again. More on that. Plus, we look at the biggest private equity deal of 2014: PetSmart agreeing to be purchased for $8.7 billion. And if you haven't heard, California is experiencing a serious drought. It's also the home of that cradle of innovation, We look at what the tech sector is doing to attack the drought.

VIDEO: Sydney hostage sends 'I'm ok' text

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:42
The mother of one of the hostages trapped inside a cafe in Sydney by a gunman, has said she received a text from her son to say "I'm OK".

WATCH: Live, Local Coverage Of Australian Hostage Siege

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:42

A gunman is holding an unknown number of hostages at a downtown chocolate cafe. Police have put a swath of Australia's largest city under lockdown.

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'I'll ride with you': siege solidarity

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:41
Australians show support to Muslims fearing backlash

German tension over anti-Islam march

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:34
Germany is braced for a controversial march against "Islamisation of the West" in Dresden and a big counter-demonstration.

Live Blog: 5 Escape From Sydney Cafe After Being Held Hostage

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:34

An unknown number of people remain inside the cafe. Police cordoned off a huge swath of Australia's largest city.

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Mexico protesters clash with police

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:33
Mexican protesters demonstrating in support of a group of students who went missing in September clash with police in the city of Chilpancingo.

Man City face Barca in European draw

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:32
Manchester City face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16, with Chelsea against PSG and Arsenal playing Monaco.

Ebola serum supply reaches Liberia

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:29
Liberia begins treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors.

Legal aid guidance ruled 'unlawful'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:28
Judges rule that Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling's guidance on the granting of legal aid for immigration cases was "unlawful", following an appeal by the government.

Fare-dodging banker banned from City

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:28
A London banker who regularly travelled to work without buying a train ticket is banned from working in the financial services industry.

Syria rebels capture Idlib army base

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:28
Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and another rebel group have taken control of a key military base in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.

Sydney siege brings Uber criticism

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 02:25
Cab-ordering firm Uber is facing criticism again, this time for charging passengers far more during the cafe hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia.