National / International News

Egypt seeks UN mandate on Libya

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:27
Egypt's president calls for a UN resolution to authorise international intervention in Libya after its jets bombed Islamic State targets there.

Town crier 'ashamed' over Army lies

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:12
A town crier who took part in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony admits he lied about having been a regimental sergeant major.

Modi warns against religious attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:11
Narendra Modi says his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred, after a string of attacks on churches in Delhi.

'No threat to energy supply' - Cable

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:09
The UK government's Business Secretary Vince Cable says there is no threat to the security of Scotland's electricity supply.

CPI inflation falls to record low

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:07
The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation dropped to 0.3% in January, its lowest on record, as motor fuel prices continued to fall.

Greek stocks fall as EU talks stall

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:06
The stock market in Greece falls by more than 4% after European finance ministers fail to reach a new deal to restructure the country's debts.

House price inflation still strong

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 01:02
House prices in the UK rose by 9.8% in the year to December, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It's My Party Singer Lesley Gore dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:18
Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, whose hits include It's My Party and You Don't Own Me, dies aged 68.

VIDEO: Tom Daley rates famous football dives

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:16
With Wayne Rooney's penalty incident against Preston bringing the issue of simulation back into the headlines, BBC Sport asked top British diver Tom Daley to rate some tumbles from the past.

Lahore suicide attack near police HQ

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:11
At least four people are killed in an explosion near police headquarters in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

Tipper truck crash suspects arrested

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:11
Two men are arrested by police investigating the fatal tipper truck crash in Bath that left four people dead.

Tories: Young should do unpaid work

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:11
Young people out of work, education or training for six months will have to do community work to get benefits if the Tories win the election, David Cameron will say.

You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 23:33

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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So An American Comic Walks Into A Chinese Bar ...

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 23:31

American comics are taking the stage in China's small but growing stand-up comedy circuit. Their bi-cultural, and often bilingual, shows are a new form of cultural exchange.

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PC told to remove charity badge

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 23:31
A constable is told to remove a union jack badge supporting a police charity from his uniform because it breaches Sussex Police policy.

VIDEO: Cliff-top dog rescued in California

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 23:23
Fire fighters have rescued a dog from a crevice high above a beach in California in the US.

Protest marks Putin visit to Hungary

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 22:32
Two thousand people march through Budapest, ahead of talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

£4.9m grant will aid 'Titanic' hotel

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 22:00
A £4.9m grant is awarded to help convert the building at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard, where the Titanic was designed, into an 84-room boutique hotel.

Euro's existential threat

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 21:54
Last night's acrimonious breakdown of talks to refinance Greece presents Germany and other eurozone government's with their toughest decision since the single currency's creation in 1999.

Man indicted for US Muslim murders

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 21:46
A grand jury in the US state of North Carolina indicts Craig Hicks on three counts of murder in the shootings of three young Muslim students.