National / International News

B league 'could wreck English pyramid'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:31
A proposed B-league could "wreck" the English football pyramid, says Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore.

Emails reveal rift over school meals

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:30
Officials warned that Nick Clegg was misleading the public over the cost of free school meals, leaked emails show.

Damning police report published

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:27
Ireland's police, a watchdog and the justice ministry fail to properly investigate claims of corruption and malpractice, a report finds.

VIDEO: Handling a heckler Obama style

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:24
US President Obama has been heckled during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in California.

Giro d'Italia bike race begins in NI

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:16
The world's second-largest bike race, the Giro d'Italia, has begun in Belfast.

VIDEO: Story of William Burrell's daughter

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:13
A new book tells the untold story of Sir William Burrell's daughter who did not inherit any of his wealth after their relationship broke down.

Dating show man in murder confession

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:07
A contestant on a Turkish television dating show reveals he murdered his former wife and a former lover - and vows not to kill his next partner.

Weekendish: Mathematical adventures and aging

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 09:06
Some of the best from the website this week

Democrats Divided Over Participation In Benghazi Panel

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:56

The House voted to establish a panel to look into circumstances surrounding the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others.

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10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:49
People are more co-operative with warm things in their hands, and other nuggets from the week's news.

Man jailed over NHS job applications

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:43
A man who made 1,000 applications to get a job as an NHS doctor using false details is jailed for 15 months.

Rival leaders to hold S Sudan talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:40
South Sudan's president and rebel leader are to meet for the first time since violence erupted in December, claiming thousands of lives.

VIDEO: Devastation in Homs filmed by BBC

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:36
The BBC's Arabic service has visited the Old City of Homs in Syria, as government troops entered previously rebel-held areas of the city.

Whyte & Mackay brand sold for £430m

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:31
United Spirits (USL) says it has agreed to sell its Whyte & Mackay whisky business to a Philippine-based brandy producer for £430m.

Court orders Huhne to pay case costs

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ex-minister Chris Huhne is ordered to pay £77,750 in costs for his prosecution for perverting the course of justice.

Balls accepts 'car bump' mistake

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:28
Ed Balls say he will accept penalty charge after an "accidental bump" with a car in his constituency.

Week in pictures: 3-9 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:20
Best news photos from around the world

U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:19

Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.

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Eurovision: Facts and figures

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:17
Winners, losers, voters and viewers

Canada 'sees little job growth'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 08:16
The Canadian economy shed 29,000 jobs in April and has seen little overall employment growth since August, according to a new government report.
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